Professor Peter Cameron

Practice summary

Practice Summary

Peter Cameron is one of the world’s leading authorities in the specialist field of energy law. He sits as arbitrator in complex, high-value, cross border disputes at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the International Court of the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC).

He also takes instructions as an expert witness and has provided oral and/or written testimony in more than 30 cases including disputes before the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the ICC, the Singapore International Arbitration Court (SIAC), the Stockholm Court of International Arbitration (SCC), the Commercial Court and the Milan Central Criminal Court.

Peter is a barrister (England & Wales)(Middle Temple) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, is on the List of Practitioners in International Arbitration at the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) and has an Arbitrator Profile at Kluwer Arbitration. He is a member of ICCA, the LCIA and the International Bar Association. He is also Co-Director of the Centre for International Energy Arbitration. Prior to serving as an arbitrator, Peter acquired extensive knowledge of international commerce through his lengthy experience as consultant to The World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and The Asian Development Bank. His leading publication on governance in the oil, gas and mining industries has been downloaded from The World Bank website almost 81,000 times since 2017.

In his academic roles, Peter is Director of the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee, and Professor of International Energy Law. He is also Professorial Fellow at the Europa Institute of the University of Edinburgh. He is editor-in-chief of the journal, ‘Global Energy Law and Sustainability’. Formerly, he was a professor at the European University Institute at Florence, Italy. Peter is the author of many publications, including ‘International Energy Investment Law: The Pursuit of Stability’ (Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 2021) and ‘Stabilization Clauses: Do They Have a Future?’ in the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution’s International Arbitration Review (2020).

Peter is often asked to deliver presentations at seminars and conference events. In 2022 he was the keynote speaker at the 10th Joint ITA/IEL/ICC conference on International Energy Arbitration in Houston, Texas; keynote speaker at the Budapest Arbitration Seminar; speaker at the biennial ICCA conference in Edinburgh; and chair of a showcase panel at the annual International Bar Association conference in Miami, Florida.

Peter is also a member of the Energy Charter Treaty Legal Sub-Committee and has been awarded a Fellowship at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and Special Member status at the International Association of Energy Negotiators.


Notable arbitrations:

  • Party-appointed arbitrator in ICC Case No. 26989/HBH
  • Party-appointed arbitrator in Infracapital F1 S.a.r.l and Infracapital Solar B.V. v The Kingdom of Spain: ICSID Case No. ARB/16/18: Final award issued on 3 May 2023, ruling on outstanding issues of quantum, interest, and costs. The tribunal ordered the respondent to pay 24.9 million EUR in compensation for the ECT breaches, plus pre-award interest running from June 30, 2014, at the rate of 1.2973%. More information available here (subscription to Investment Arbitration Reporter required);
  • Decision on Jurisdiction, Liability and Directions on Quantum, 13 September 2021 with Partial Dissenting Opinion by Peter D Cameron.
  • Party-appointed arbitrator in Sevilla Beheer B.V., Cordoba Beheer B.V., Cross Retail, S.L., and the Project Companies v The Kingdom of Spain: ICSID Case No. ARB/16/27;
  • Decision on Jurisdiction, Liability and Principles of Quantum, 11 February 2022 with Partial Dissenting Opinion by Peter D Cameron.

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