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Professor Peter Cameron

Practice Summary

Peter Cameron is one of the world’s leading authorities in the specialist field of energy law, and serves as arbitrator and expert in international arbitral proceedings, usually related to energy or energy related matters. Currently, he sits as an arbitrator on a panel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). He has provided oral and/or written expert testimony before the LCIA, the ICC in Paris, the Singapore International Centre and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Institute.

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 the author of many publications including International Energy Investment Law (Oxford University Press) which is entering its second edition, and Competition in Energy Markets: Law and Regulation in the European Union (also, OUP).

Peter is the co-director of the Centre for International Energy Arbitration, and is a member of the Advisory Panel for ICCA 2020 to be held in Edinburgh. He has often worked as an advisor or consultant to governments, companies and international organisations such as The World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, various organs of the United Nations, the European Commission and the African Petroleum Producers Association. His guide to governance in the oil, gas and mining industries on the World Bank website has been downloaded more than 70,000 times since mid 2017.

Peter is a Special Member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, a member of the Energy Charter Legal Sub-Committee, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Professorial Fellow at Edinburgh University’s Europa Institute, and Vice President of the European Federation of Energy Law Associations.

Note: The subject matter of ICSID Case No ARB/16/18, Infracapital F1 S.a.r.l. and Infracapital Solar B.V. v Spain, is investment in photovoltaic plants, and is brought under the Energy Charter Treaty. It concerns legal reforms affecting the renewable energy sector, including a 7 per cent tax on power generators’ revenues and a reduction in subsidies for renewable energy producers. Peter was appointed by the claimant. Further details are available here on line 100 of the table.


Peter is regularly asked to act as an Expert Witness in international arbitral proceedings and litigation. He has given oral testimony in proceedings before the LCIA, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chambers of Commerce, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, and the ICC in Paris. He has also testified before the Commercial Court in London and the Central Criminal Court in Milan, Italy.

Ongoing cases:

  • 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;
  • 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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