22 November 2023
Independent UK law firm Burges Salmon has launched a new guide to help the Energy sector navigate the complexities of energy disputes. Energy Disputes Guide: Managing risk and avoiding disputes in your energy project’ looks at the when, how and why disputes arise and explores the legal, commercial and practical options available to mitigate and avoid risk.

Drawing on various specialisms cross the firm including Energy Regulation, Planning and Construction, combined with expertise from the firm’s Dispute Resolution team, the guide outlines the common issues arising from energy projects, and how parties can effectively resolve them, highlighting the risks and challenges commonly encountered at different touchpoints across the project lifecycle. The guide also features case studies bringing to light how the firm has helped clients on strategic and nationally significant projects.

James Phillips, partner in the Energy team at Burges Salmon, comments: “Energy projects are often complex, involving cutting edge technology, high capital and operational expenditure, and the involvement of multiple parties. Whilst such features present huge opportunities for the industry, they can also generate competing interests and ultimately lead to the emergence of conflict. Early intervention is often key and understanding the issues at each phase of the project, from planning and construction through to operation and close, ensures an informed approach to risk management where companies can effectively plan ahead, mitigate and avoid disputes.”

Jessica Evans, partner in the Construction team at Burges Salmon, adds: “We’re pleased to launch the Burges Salmon Energy Dispute Guide which provides detailed guidance to the energy sector so it can identify risks and implement tailored strategies to boost project resilience and optimise returns on investment.”

Burges Salmon has decades of experience advising energy clients and is widely regarded as one of the sector’s leading firms. Combining market knowledge and legal expertise on transactional, advisory, and disputes matters, the firm provides seamless support through the entire lifecycle of energy projects.

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