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ArbitralWomen Members Encouraged to Participate in Pinsent Masons and QMUL Survey on the Future of Energy Arbitration

6 October, 2022

ArbitralWomen members active in the energy sector are encouraged to share their experiences of energy disputes and the arbitration process in a survey being led by Queen Mary University of London in partnership with Pinsent Masons.

Many ArbitralWomen members are involved in disputes in the energy sector and will be keen to make their views known as regards the future of international arbitration in the sector.

Queen Mary University of London has launched its 13th international arbitration survey in partnership with Pinsent Masons to obtain insights into the current and future causes and types of energy disputes and the main risks and challenges faced by the energy sector.

The international energy sector is the largest user of international arbitration and the survey seeks to find out what the sector expects from arbitration at a time of market instability and unforeseen circumstances.

The survey asks whether arbitration will continue to be fit for purpose as the main forum to resolve cross-border energy disputes and what alternatives may be suitable, as well as what changes participants would like to make the process more economical and accessible.

The survey will be supplemented with individual interviews with a selection of the survey participants and the results of the study are expected in January 2023.
A Chinese-language translation of the survey is available here.
Queries or requests to participate in an interview should be directed to Jason Czerwiec, the Pinsent Masons research fellow in international arbitration at Queen Mary, at J.czerwiec@qmul.ac.uk.

Submitted by ArbitralWomen Board member Nesreen Osman, Partner, Pinsent Masons, Dubai