International Centre for Energy Arbitration

The home of dispute resolution in the energy sector.

A joint venture between

Centre for Energy Petroleum Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee and the Scottish Arbitration Centre

The International Centre for Energy Arbitration is a joint venture between the Centre for Energy Petroleum Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee and the Scottish Arbitration Centre.

Our mission is to research attitudes and trends in dispute resolution in the energy sector, to facilitate debate and promote best practice, and to be a centre of excellence and a resource for those involved in energy dispute resolution whether as party, advisor, or tribunal member.

We also promote Scottish arbitration under the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 for energy disputes, Scotland as a place to arbitrate such disputes, and the Scottish Arbitration Centre as an appointing body in ad hoc arbitration.

In 2013/14 we consulted the energy sector and worked with relevant representative bodies to establish current trends and desired requirements in respect of dispute resolution within the industry.  This research was brought together in a report, published in 2015.  That work was to enable further consideration of the preparation of bespoke energy arbitration rules.

About ICEA

Established in 2013

A joint venture between

Centre for Energy Petroleum Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee and the Scottish Arbitration Centre

Formally established in 2013, The International Centre for Energy Arbitration (ICEA) is a joint venture between the Centre for Energy Petroleum Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee and the Scottish Arbitration Centre.

The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee is the internationally renowned graduate school in the field of international business transactions and natural resources and energy law and policy.

The Scottish Arbitration Centre is the home of domestic and international arbitration in Scotland.  Founded in 2011 to capitalise on the new Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010, its members are the Law Society of Scotland, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, and the Scottish Ministers.

Our mission is to research attitudes and trends in dispute resolution in the energy sector, to facilitate debate and promote best practice, and to be a centre of excellence and a resource for those involved in energy dispute resolution whether as party, advisor, or tribunal member.

We also promote Scottish arbitration under the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 for energy disputes, Scotland as a place to arbitrate such disputes, and the Scottish Arbitration Centre as an appointing body in ad hoc arbitration.

In 2013/14 we consulted the energy sector and worked with relevant representative bodies to establish current trends and desired requirements in respect of dispute resolution within the industry.  This research was brought together in a report, published in 2015.  That work was to enable further consideration of the preparation of bespoke energy arbitration rules.

Brandon Malone

Brandon Malone

Co-Director

Brandon Malone is a solicitor advocate and arbitrator and adjudicator with over 25 years experience in dispute resolution. As well as being a solicitor advocate in Scotland, he is admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts in England and Wales.  He is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Construction Law, and as a specialist in Arbitration Law, and convenes the Society’s Arbitration Accreditation Committee.  In 2016, he became Scotland’s first Approved Solicitor Arbitrator.  He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators(FCIArb) and in 2013, Brandon was elected an eminent Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.  He is an Honorary Lecturer at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee.

Brandon was a driving force behind the establishment of the Scottish Arbitration Centre and is Chairman of the Centre’s Board. He is also Co-Director of the International Centre for Energy Arbitration.

Brandon is regularly appointed as an arbitrator and he is a member of the panel of arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, the Asia International Arbitration Centre, and the Bahrain Chamber of Dispute Resolution.

He is an associate member of Quadrant Chambers, a leading commercial set of barristers in London.

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Prof Peter Cameron

Co-Director

Peter Cameron joined CEPMLP in 1997 as Professor of International Energy Law and Policy, after 11 years at the University of Leiden in The Netherlands, where he was Director of the Internationaal Institut voor Energierecht. In 2002 he became Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre in the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, where he organised a series of annual EU energy law seminars for 6 years. In August 2015 Peter became Director of CEPMLP within the new School of Social Sciences at the University. He has held visiting professorial appointments at the Universities of Madrid (Autonoma), MGIMO (Moscow) and Singapore (NUS).

Peter has concentrated primarily on oil and gas law in his career as an energy specialist. From 1991 onwards he was regularly employed by the World Bank as a consultant responsible for drafting oil and gas laws and model contracts, working in Poland, in Russia for the Yeltsin Government, Brazil, China, Kazakhstan, and later in Cote d’Ivoire and Tanzania. Subsequently, he worked closely with the Norwegian Government and through them assisted the Governments of Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Togo in drafting their hydrocarbons and gas legislation. For a time Peter was seconded to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific at their headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand.

Peter has always remained close to the world of legal practice, being a long-time member of the International Bar Association and the AIPN. He is a barrister (England and Wales, Middle Temple), and has regularly been asked by governments and investors to testify in arbitral proceedings as an expert witness.  Peter’s most recent publication, ‘International Energy Investment Law: The Pursuit of Stability’ (Oxford University Press, 2010), is currently being prepared for its second edition, including new chapters on gas and renewable energy disputes, and damages in energy claims. A book-length publication, ‘Oil, Gas and Mining: A Source Book’, will be published by The World Bank in early 2017 (see Activities).

Peter was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2013.  He is co-Director of the International Centre for Energy Arbitration and has been an honorary Professorial Fellow at Edinburgh University’s Europa Institute for several years.

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Andrew Mackenzie

Secretary General

Andrew Mackenzie has been Chief Executive of the Scottish Arbitration Centre since its establishment in 2011.  He is also Secretary General of the International Centre for Energy Arbitration.

A solicitor on secondment to the Centre from the Scottish Government, Andrew previously worked as a legal adviser to that Government. He was also Secretary to Lord Cullen’s Review of Fatal Accident Inquiry Legislation before becoming Head of Courts and Legal Services Reform in the Scottish Government, where he had policy responsibility for legal services, civil courts, and alternative dispute resolution, including the Government manifesto commitment to establish an international arbitration body in Scotland.

Andrew is Co-Chair of the IBA Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee, and sits on the IBA Presidential Task Force on Climate Change Justice and Human Rights.  An Associate Member of CIArb, he also sits on the RICS Dispute Resolution Appointments Board in Scotland, is an alternate member of the ICC UK Arbitration and ADR Committee, and has a seat on the Scottish Government Digital Justice Strategy Reference Group.

Arbitration

Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010

We promote Scottish arbitration

for energy disputes

We promote Scottish arbitration under the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 for energy disputes, Scotland as a place to arbitrate such disputes, and the Scottish Arbitration Centre as an appointing body in ad hoc arbitration.  Arbitration seated in Scotland is particularly suited to energy disputes for the following reasons:

Cost

Cost effective dispute resolution

Compatible

Compatibility with all major arbitration rules, including ICC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL

Confidential

Strict confidentiality supported by statute and the courts

Experience

The vast experience of energy professionals in Scotland

Flexible

Commerciality and flexibility of process

Connectivity

Scotland is easily reached with direct flights to Europe, the US, the Middle East and China.

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