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 price renegotiations and arbitrations, missed cargo delivery disputes, force majeure claims, hardship issues, cargo delays, shortfalls and contested diversions, cargo title disputes and issues of wilful misconduct and interpreting liquidated damages provisions in gas and LNG contracts. Max is also a specialist in developing price review renegotiation strategies to assist gas and LNG buyers prepare for, and participate in, price review negotiations.
He routinely advises energy companies, international corporations and multinationals on a broad range of matters across the disputes spectrum, including negotiations, mediations and international arbitrations. 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 international energy majors, power utilities, gas companies, traders, governments and state-owned companies in negotiations and arbitrations administered under the rules of all major institutions (ICC, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, LCIA and SIAC), under a broad range of applicable laws but specialising in English law matters.
LNG and Natural Gas
Corporate and Commercial