INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL Arbitration

Volterra Fietta has one of the largest dedicated arbitration groups in London. Our commercial arbitration practice spans the globe and includes all the major arbitration centres and rules. Much of our arbitration work involves energy, mining, telecommunications, defence procurement and shareholder and joint venture disputes, often where a government or State-owned company is a party.

Highlights of commercial arbitrations in which lawyers at Volterra Fietta have acted as counsel include:

Alouette v Aluminium Péchiney Representing Aluminium Péchiney on a claim brought by Alouette (Canada) under an aluminium smelting technology licensing agreement

ARAR v CROSCO  Counsel to the Respondent in an arbitration related to an oil and gas services agreement before the International Chamber of Commerce

BBL and OND v Kenya  Representing the Republic of Kenya on a guarantee claim by BBL and OND (Belgium) in respect of the Ken-Ren fertiliser production project

BP and Statoil v Purneftegas  Advising BP and Statoil on an oilwell workover contract claim against Purneftegas

Compagnie Générale de Géophysique v Elf Petroleum Nigeria Ltd  Advising Compagnie Générale de Géophysique on a dispute arising under a prospecting agreement with Elf Petroleum Nigeria Ltd

Distrigas v Sonatrach  Representing Distrigas in a price and index dispute under a long-term LNG supply agreement with Sonatrach (Algeria)

EDF v Rossing Uranium Limited  Advising and representing EDF on a price revision dispute arising under a long-term uranium supply agreement with Rossing Uranium Limited (Namibia)

ENI v INA  Counsel to the Respondent in an arbitration related to a gas concession contract before the Vienna Chamber of Commerce

Gaz de France and Ruhrgas v Marathon Petroleum Company (Norway) Representing GDF and Ruhrgas in a price and competition law dispute under the Heimdal long-term gas supply agreement with Marathon Petroleum Company (Norway)

Gaz de France v Gasunie  Advising GDF on a price revision dispute arising under a long-term gas supply agreement with Gasunie

GDF v Statoil et al  Advising GDF on a price revision dispute arising under the Troll long-term gas supply agreements with Statoil and other Norwegian gas producers

Péchiney Nederland v DEH  Advising Péchiney Nederland on a dispute arising under a long-term electricity supply agreement with DEH (the Greek State-owned electricity supplier)

Recchi SpA and Astaldi SpA v National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation Representing National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation (Kenya) in the Kirandich River dam construction dispute with Recchi SpA and Astaldi SpA

A European oil company v A European oil company  Counsel of the Respondent in an UNCITRAL arbitration at the Vienna International Arbitration Centre in relation to a dispute under a joint venture agreement (cannot currently be identified because of client confidentiality)

A European oil company v A European petcoke trader  Counsel of the Respondent in an LCIA in relation to a dispute under a petcoke offtake and supply agreement (cannot currently be identified because of client confidentiality)

A European oil company v A US oil company  Counsel of the Claimant in an UNCITRAL arbitration at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre involving a dispute under a joint venture agreement (cannot currently be identified because of client confidentiality)

Advising a central European company  in actions before domestic courts in multiple jurisdictions for enforcement of a commercial arbitration

Advising a major European oil and gas company in relation to a production sharing dispute with its co-interest holder in an oil and gas concession in a South Asian State (cannot currently be identified because of client confidentiality)

Advising and representing a Croatian oil and gas company on an LCIA arbitration with a Slovenian company concerning the supply of oil and gas products pursuant to a supply agreement (cannot currently be identified because of client confidentiality)

Advising an international bank (which cannot be named for reasons of client confidentiality) on litigation (including arbitration) arising from the unwinding of an OSLA and negotiating a standstill agreement in relation to such litigation

Representing a commercial agent (which cannot be named for reasons of client confidentiality) in an ad hoc arbitration concerning commissions payable under a representation agreement with a surveillance and defence equipment supplier in four Middle East states, including a USC §1782 application for document production

Advising Sime Darby on arbitration issues arising out of its overseas investment programme

Advising Petromarine Energy Services on a potential arbitration arising out of an oil services agreement in South America

Advising Petronas on arbitration issues related to oil concession contracts

Advising RWE Dea on arbitration issues related to oil concession contracts

British Virgin Islands company v Cypriot company Counsel to the Claimant in an ICC arbitration

Cayman Island subsidiaries of a U.S. investment company v Turkish companies Counsel to the Claimants in parallel ICC arbitrations

European energy sector company v European energy sector company Counsel for the Respondent in an LCIA arbitration

Nigerian subsidiary of a European oil and gas major v Nigerian energy sector company Counsel to the Claimant in parallel ICC arbitrations

Phillips Petroleum Company Venezuela Limited and ConocoPhillips Petrozuata B.V. v Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. Counsel for the Claimants in consolidated ICC arbitrations

PDV Sweeny, Inc., PDV Texas, Inc., Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. and PDVSA Petróleo, S.A. v ConocoPhillips Company and Sweeny Coker Investor Sub, Inc. Counsel for the Respondents and the Counterclaimants in consolidated ICC arbitrations

U.S. energy sector company v Subsidiary of a Latin American State-owned oil company Counsel to the Claimant in an LCIA arbitration

U.S. energy sector company v Bermuda–based mutual insurance company Counsel to the Claimant in an ad hoc arbitration