International arbitration and energy disputes

Peter D. Cameron (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Arbitration is currently central to the fabric of settling international energy disputes, whether in its commercial or its investment modes. When arbitration is applied to energy disputes, it needs to consider the presence of certain distinct features that can influence the arbitration process. This article identifies and examines eight such features, such as its complexity, scale, duration of projects, their cross-border character, market volatility, strategic concerns, asymmetry, and the pervasive roles of the state. It notes the various efforts at reform of energy arbitration, but argues that such features are likely to strongly influence any regime that evolves from the present one.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalGlobal Energy Law and Sustainability
Issue number1
Early online dateJan 2022
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022


  • Arbitration
  • energy
  • disputes
  • treaty
  • contract
  • state


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