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BakerHostetler’s 40-lawyer International Arbitration and Litigation team provides leading energy sector and extractive industry clients, sovereign state governments and state-controlled entities with sophisticated representation in complex cross-border energy and natural resource disputes before international arbitration tribunals around the world as well as in U.S. and foreign courts.

  • Represent an affiliate of Russia’s second-largest oil producer in respect to potential third-party claims involving the enforcement of multibillion-dollar arbitral awards against a South American government.
  • Represented a major U.S. oil exploration company in an LCIA arbitration against Nigerian owners of drilling rigs, including interim measures proceedings in Cameroon, Cyprus, Dubai, London, Panama and New York.
  • Represented a U.S.-based oil exploration company in an ICSID arbitration against the Côte d’Ivoire government relating to expropriation arising from the imposition of taxes.
  • Served as special outside arbitration counsel to the U.S. government in an unprecedented state-to-state investment arbitration against the Republic of India stemming from the expropriation of the $3 billion Dabhol Power Project.
  • Represented the Peruvian government in a significant arbitration brought by a U.S. energy company regarding investment in an electrical utility.
  • Represented the largest engineering, manufacturing and electronics firm in Europe in a $1.5 billion ICC arbitration dispute against PEMEX involving the design and construction of an oil refinery and pipeline.
  • Represented one of the leading U.S. oilfield services companies in respect to resolving disputes in Angola, Qatar and Mexico.
  • Represent a German subsidiary of a major U.S.-based manufacturer with an ICC arbitration with Brazilian energy developers regarding electric power generation equipment.
  • Represented a U.S. oil services company in an ICC arbitration against Colombian entities regarding claims of breach of share purchase agreement, violation of fiduciary duties and unfair competition.
  • Represented a major offshore oilfield supply and engineering company in an ICC arbitration of a contractual dispute regarding equipment sold to a European company.
  • Won injunctive relief in federal court against a foreign government-owned oil company in support of an UNCITRAL arbitration for recognition and enforcement in Albania.
  • Successfully defended against the claims of an industrial valve distributor in an ICDR arbitration against the manufacturer.
  • Defended a large oil and gas equipment manufacturing company against fraud, breach of contract, breach of warranty and negligence claims resulting from a broken deepwater riser in the South China Sea.
  • Represented a Fortune 100 oilfield services company in an ICDR arbitration against a Nigerian ship charterer involving interim measure ship arrests in Singapore.

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