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1 Introduction

Maxi Scherer

From: International Arbitration in the Energy Sector

Edited By: Maxi Scherer

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 July 2022

Subject(s):
International procedural law — Arbitration

This chapter discusses energy arbitration and its importance on an international level. Given the important economic, political, and societal issues at hand, energy-related disputes arise frequently throughout the world, and arbitration has been the most popular means to resolve international disputes in the energy sector. The chapter provides a non-exhaustive list of common features of energy projects, revealing their inherent complexity and thus the need to approach energy-related disputes in a holistic fashion. It also stresses the importance of arbitration to resolve international energy-related disputes.

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