Energy Academy Session 3: Joint Operating Agreement disputes

Our final session of our Energy Academy autumn series, discussed the general legal principles applicable to Joint Operating Agreements (JOA)  disputes and some of the key issues to consider if faced with a dispute, looking in particular at duties of good faith.

Speaker Biographies:

Iain Rutherford:
Iain advises clients in relation to a broad range of commercial disputes with an emphasis on IT, IP & telecoms, oil & gas, corporate and financial services disputes. He has represented clients in relation to various IT/IP related disputes including trade mark and patent infringement, outsourcing, domain name and IT supplier disputes.

Iain has also acted for banks and financial services institutions in relation to high profile and high value professional negligence, misrepresentation, contractual and pensions disputes and has acted in a wide variety of corporate litigation including warranty claims, unfair prejudice petitions and related shareholder disputes.Iain is a Solicitor Advocate and his practice is primarily in the UK Courts. He is, however, an enthusiastic proponent of alternative dispute resolution, with recent experience of mediation, international arbitration (IT, Oil & Gas, international trade) and expert determination (both financial and technical).

Fiona Chute:
Fiona's practice is primarily in commercial dispute resolution and alternative dispute resolution. She has particular experience in managing and resolving complex, high value disputes being litigated in the Commercial Court of the Court of Session.

She advises on a variety of commercial disputes, with specialisms in those involving contracts across a variety of sectors and industries, corporate/shareholder disputes, intellectual property and technology disputes, and professional negligence. She acts for a range of corporate and individual clients based in the UK and abroad.

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