Call for Papers: OGEL/TDM Special Issue with ArbitralWomen “Strategic Considerations in Energy Disputes”

Our friends at OGEL/TDM have announced a call for papers for their joint special issue on “Strategic Considerations in Energy Disputes.” This Special Issue will consider the wide breath of energy-related disputes and the differing strategic considerations they often demand. It will examine new trends, developments, and challenges in the field of energy disputes, and discuss the range of strategies employed by top practitioners in the field to get the best results for their clients.

OGEL/TDM invite all those with an interest in the subject to contribute articles or notes on one of the above topics or any other relevant issue. Please address all questions and proposals to them at or Please CC when making your submission. Publication is expected in June 2018.  Proposals for papers should be submitted to the editors by February 14, 2018.

The call for papers can also be found on the OGEL and TDM websites here:

Oil, Gas and Energy Law (OGEL, ISSN 1875-418X)

Transnational Dispute Management (TDM, ISSN 1875-4120)

  • Alison Pearsall. Esq., Attorney, ArbitralWomen Board Member, View profile OGEL, TDM
  • Marily Paralika, White & Case LLP, ArbitralWomen Board Member, View profile OGEL, TDM

Due to political and economic volatility in the energy sector in particular over the past decade, there have been a large number of complex, high-value energy-related disputes across the globe. More intense competition for resources and the increase in state intervention has contributed to a rise in energy-related disputes. Yet, “energy” covers a vast range of industries, from arbitrations under the Energy Charter Treaty, to gas pricing disputes and the use of ‘baseball arbitrations’, to the exploitation and development of unconventional oil and natural gas and the increase in the use of renewables, there are a wealth of topics to be considered.

This OGEL/TDM Special Issue will provide international practitioners and academics with an overview of the strategic considerations at play in the world of energy disputes:

Possible topics for submission to the special issue might include:

  • Gas pricing disputes – will the high profile successes of buyers in gas price review arbitrations lead to greater dissatisfaction with arbitration overall, or could this be addressed by increased use of so-called “baseball” arbitrations?
  • Is the Energy Arbitrator List a good thing for arbitration or is it yet another closed shop?
  • How to Achieve Effective Advocacy in Energy Arbitration
  • Arbitrating Mega Cases from the Tribunal’s Perspective – are there special considerations when arbitrating mega disputes?
  • Damages – principles behind compensation for expropriation
  • Due Process in energy disputes/interaction between domestic courts and international arbitration
  • Multiple contracts and multiparty energy arbitrations
  • Expert Evidence in Energy disputes
  • Range of disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty


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