PCERA coordinates and facilitates dispute resolution in the energy and resources sectors and related industries through arbitration and innovative forms of alternative dispute resolution. The Centre is based in Perth, Western Australia, a regional hub for Australian and Asian energy and resources projects. PCERA draws on Western Australia’s long-standing experience and expertise in energy and resources, and an Advisory Committee comprised of leading international arbitration practitioners from Australia and its major trading partners.
Those engaged in the energy and resources sectors understand that natural resources disputes often involve complex and technical issues. The resolution of those issues benefits from industry expertise and a knowledge of industry practices. There is a corresponding need for a means for energy and resources dispute resolution that provides that expertise and knowledge base. PCERA offers commercial parties and their advisors those means and efficient, cost-effective, and innovative methods of resolving natural resources disputes.
In disputes characterised by large amounts of technical data and information, PCERA arbitrators focus on the core elements of contention – streamlining outcomes for the dispute.Read more
The significant body of learning and elements of international law call for experienced expert arbitrators, which the PCERA panel of arbitrators provides.Read more
When disputes emerge between joint venture and other ongoing agreements, the requirement to ventilate and resolve issues sits alongside the concern to maintain an ongoing relationship. Guided independent assessment followed by arbitration, where necessary, can help.Read more
The PCERA arbitration panel features arbitrators with established reputations in gas pricing disputes. Disputes may be advanced through the use of the expert determination process – clearing the path through the issues in the conduct of the arbitration, and saving time and minimising costs.Read more
Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Resources Sector: An Australian Perspective. Gabriël Moens and Philip Evans (eds), Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2015, 259 pages: ISBN9783319174518. Hardcover $170.9 Review by Dylan McKimmie In the foreword to Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Resources Sector: An Australian Perspective, Chief Justice Wayne Martin draws attention to the book’s timeliness, with particular reference to two developments. First, Australia has...
PCERA foundation member Herbert Smith Freehills has authored and published a number of interesting and insightful articles on recent cases and events considering international arbitration. Hong Kong court confirms principles of enforcement: Consideration of the Hong Kong case of KB v S that outlines a number of the considerations courts in that jurisdiction will take to the issue of enforcement and underlines its pro-enforcement stance generally. Hong Kong...