Energy Lawyers Target International Arbitration

Law360, New York (May 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- International arbitration has emerged as an increasingly important part of global energy law, with litigation surging, governments becoming increasingly sophisticated in fighting claims from foreign investors, and law firms seeking to expand their abilities to successfully handle international disputes, experts say.

Essentially a legal safety net for foreign companies that want to invest in countries where courts are underdeveloped or perceived as unfair, international arbitration is a primary forum for resolving international disputes in the energy industry, said John Bowman. Bowman and Mark Baker co-head the...
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