How To Expedite Energy Infrastructure Project Spats

Law360, New York (July 1, 2010, 7:02 PM EDT) -- Contractual disputes between energy project development partners are expensive, distracting and potentially fatal to the project. While development partners feud over disputed contract rights, costs continue to mount, the project drifts and competitors are given a chance to catch up.

If the dispute blossoms into full-blown and protracted litigation, this may jeopardize financing. The prevailing party may “win the litigation battle but lose the project war.” Even arbitration may be inadequate under these circumstances. The project may be compromised before the parties can even agree on...
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