On Thursday 3rd of April the Scottish Arbitration Centre and the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Law and Mineral Policy at the University of Dundee were pleased to have their first International Centre for Energy Arbitration event in New York City. As part of Scotland Week in NYC, the event was an opportunity to present Scotland’s newest dispute resolution initiative, aimed at the energy sector, to the international arbitration community based in the US.
The ICEA launch in New York was hosted by international law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, and sponsored by VisitScotland. Chivas, Scottish Development International, and the Scottish Bar of New York also supported the event.
Neil Oxford, Partner at Hughes Hubbard Reed LLP, welcomed Andrew Mackenzie, Secretary General of the ICEA. Mr Mackenzie thanked attendees and supporters before introducing the ICEA’s co-director Brandon Malone, who explained that Scotland is unique in its concentration of oil and gas and renewable expertise in both the legal and technical spheres. He said that this, combined with its advantageous court and arbitration regime, makes Scotland the ideal jurisdiction for the resolution of energy disputes. He also referred to the launch of the ICEA questionnaire, and encouraged attendees with energy arbitration experience to get involved in the consultation.
The ICEA dispute resolution questionnaire can be accessed here.