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Energy, Resources & Industrial

Dispute Services

Deloitte’s Energy, Resources & Industrial specialists provide comprehensive, integrated solutions to all segments of the Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Power & Utilities, Mining & Metals and Industrial Products & Construction sectors. We offer our Clients deep industry knowledge fostered by a global network.

The Energy & Resources sector generally invests in large, capital-intensive projects that can take many years to generate a return on investment. During the life of a project, changes in - technology, economic conditions, host governments, joint venture partners - can often lead to disputes.

There are typically numerous high value contracts and business acquisitions/disposals, all of which have factors, which are unique to the industry sector and require specialist industry experience and expertise to interpret.

In addition to providing expert opinions and advice on a range of quantification issues, we have experience of working with:

  • off-take agreements,
  • production & service contracts,
  • joint ventures,
  • pricing & tolling,
  • intellectual property.

Industry: Energy, Resources & Industrial

Type of proceedings: Arbitration

Our role: Party-appointed expert

Type of dispute: Non-performing contracts

Our services: Assistance to the Polish subsidiary of an international paper producer (Respondent) in an arbitration conducted by the Court of Arbitration (KIG) (Poland) concerning the conditions for the termination of a set of agreements pertaining to the operations of combined heat and power plant sold by the Respondent to a Polish energy group (Claimant). Performance of independent review of a third party report on the quantum of the claim expressed as fair market value of a call option granted to the respondent by the Claimant.

Industry: Energy, Resources & Industrial

Type of proceedings: Expert determination

Our role: Advisor

Type of dispute: Post M&A disputes

Our services: Prepared a series of submissions on behalf of the respondent, a diversified Thai chemical group, the majority shareholder of a French chemical manufacturer, in an ad hoc expert determination proceedings under the shareholders’ agreement initiated by the minority shareholder, a Swedish chemical company over the calculation of an earn-out equity value. Delivered two written memoranda on the disputed items as well as provided oral testimony on behalf of the respondent during the hearing in Paris.

Industry: Energy, Resources & Industrial

Type of proceedings: Litigation

Our role: Party-appointed expert

Type of dispute: Turnaround

Our services: Preparation, on behalf of UK investor, of a valuation of assets related to the investment project concerning a specialist installation for thermal processing of waste in Poland for the purpose of pre-pack procedure in Polish court.

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