Emma is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer, focussing on complex cross-border and domestic disputes arising out of major projects across a range of sectors, including energy and natural resources, construction, power and infrastructure. Emma has a particular expertise in commercial disputes arising from upstream energy (oil & gas) projects, as well as disputes arising from power and waste-to-energy projects.

Emma has acted for national and international oil and gas companies, power producers and power purchasers, asset managers, construction companies and contractors on a broad range of contentious issues, and is experienced in commercial litigation, arbitration, expert determination, adjudication and mediation. Emma has obtained Higher Rights of Audience (advocacy rights) in the English Courts, and has undertaken long term secondments at two major energy companies.

Emma is based in Mantle Law’s UAE office.

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Emma Nierinck

Recent Projects

Acting for an international oil and gas exploration company in ICC arbitral proceedings against its joint venture partner concerning the proper allocation of participating interests under a Middle Eastern PSC.

Acting for a state owned power provider involved in a multi-billion dollar dispute against neighbour state owned energy companies regarding breach of a long-term gas supply agreement and various guarantees of supply of natural gas.

Acting for an independent power provider in expedited ICC arbitral proceedings against a defaulting natural gas supplier and advising on termination rights.

Acting for a global commodities company in respect of two high value ICC arbitrations regarding work allegedly pledged to a civil works contractor.

Acting for a company specialising in the engineering, construction and operation of renewable energy plants in an arbitration under the Danish Rules of Arbitration against a contractor in a claim relating to professional negligence.

Acting for an offshore engineering and construction company in respect of a multi-million dollar UNCITRAL arbitration claim brought by an offshore platform installation company in respect of the transportation and installation of the component parts of a drilling platform offshore Turkmenistan.

Acting for a Middle Eastern project company in a 500 million dollar ICC arbitration against a European contractor relating to a gas fired power station in Qatar, involving allegations of delay, interference and unlawful imposition of pre-agreed contractual damages.