Described as an “energy disputes expert” (The Legal 500), Max Rockall is a partner in the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group based in London.
The Legal 500 2023 notes that Max “can always be relied upon for his expertise and efficiency” and that he has “great knowledge and experience.”
The Legal 500 2022 describes him as “one of the most diligent and responsive lawyers I’ve ever met, with outstanding knowledge in the LNG field (as well as dispute resolution) and a friendly character” and “… available seven days a week at any time, picking up the technicalities of the case with ease”.
The Legal 500 2021 describes him as “outstanding in delivering quick accurate information and management, pulling together a first class team from those at his disposal, ensuring the right people are on the job and the required service is quickly and efficiently being executed. His relaxed yet highly professional management approach gives confidence the job is being resourced and executed as best it can. His attention to detail and quick understanding of the brief is first class, he is a pleasure to deal with.”
The Legal 500 2020 describes him as “heavily dedicated and clearly on top of all aspects of cases – he will go far.”
GAR 100, 15th Edition, notes, “Partner Maximilian Rockall in London is a ‘diligent and responsible lawyer with a bright and cheerful personality’.”
Max is an energy arbitration specialist, advising on an extensive book of cases, including natural gas and LNG pricing disputes, LNG price renegotiations, cargo delivery disputes, force majeure claims, hardship pricing issues, cargo delays and diversions, cargo title disputes and oil refinery disputes. Max is particularly experienced in developing effective contractual negotiation strategies for price and non-price terms in long-term energy and mining contracts.
He advises on a range of disputes, including international arbitration, investment treaty arbitration and public international law. He has also appeared as an advocate before international arbitral tribunals and advised on various mediations. He is a regular author on energy disputes with a particular focus on LNG contracts in the Asian gas markets.
He has considerable experience acting for governments, state-owned companies, international corporations and multinationals in arbitrations administered under the rules of all major institutions, under a broad range of applicable laws. Recent experience includes handling various high-value commercial arbitrations under the auspices of the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SIAC, HKIAC and ICSID arbitral rules.
LNG and Natural Gas
Corporate and Commercial