ICC YAAF: Energy arbitrations in a time of crisis and transition

05 Dec 2023

London and Online English
Start: 18.00 (GMT) | 19.00 (CET) - End: 21.00 (-GMT) | 22.00 (CET)

Join us for a timely (and, we anticipate, lively) discussion on energy issues, market developments and disputes in a time of crisis and transition.  The panel will present a diverse spectrum of views from in-house counsel, academia and private practice.  

The energy market is undergoing a monumental transition. The shift towards clean energy to avert a climate change disaster has propelled enormous investment into the renewables sector.  And this is only set to increase.  According to BloombergNEF, annual investment in energy transition and grid needs to average USD 4.55 trillion between 2023 and 2030 to keep the world on track to achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2050.  High hopes are placed on hydrogen and ammonia projects that are yet really to take off.   


The crisis sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine also significantly impacted the energy landscape, sending shockwaves through global energy markets. The outbreak of war forced governments to reduce their reliance on energy supplies from Russia and seriously impacted global gas prices and supply/demand dynamics. As a result, the importance of the energy transition and demand for alternative gas supplies, including liquified natural gas (LNG), became even clearer. In the meantime, the LNG market itself endured considerable and successive disruptions in various major export markets, including the U.S. and Australia.  


These times of crisis and transition have given rise to a surge in energy disputes; a trend which is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.  The speakers will: (i) examine current trends in the energy industry focusing on LNG, renewable energy and hydrogen; (ii) discuss the drivers behind current and likely future disputes; and (iii) consider the role of arbitration in resolving such disputes.   

Open to those aged 40 and under, YAAF provides opportunities for individuals to gain knowledge, develop their skills and understand ICC’s arbitral procedure and other dispute resolution services.






Welcome remarks 

  • Samuel Pape, ICC YAAF representative for Europe; Partner, Latham & Watkins, London 


Panel Discussion 

  • Agnieszka Ason, Senior Visiting Research Fellow and Independent Energy Lawyer, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and Ason Energy, Gdańsk 
  • Ana Esther Martinez, Legal Director, Cubico Sustainable Investments,  London 
  • Max Rockall, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP, London  

Moderated by 

  • Karolina Latasz, Senior Associate , Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP, London  


Q & A



Agnieszka Ason

Senior Visiting Research Fellow and Independent Energy Lawyer, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and Ason Energy, Gdańsk

Karolina Latasz

Senior Associate, Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP, London

Ana Esther Martinez

Legal Director, Cubico Sustainable Investments, London

Max Rockall

Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP, London 


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For further information, please contact:

Samuel Pape

ICC YAAF representative for Europe; Partner, Latham & Watkins, London


Sophia Zaia

Executive Assistant, ICC Arbitration and ADR, Europe, Dispute Resolution Services




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