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Representative Matters

Below is a description of some of the matters that Shipley Snell has handled.


International Joint Venture Wins Multiple Multijurisdictional Suits Against Major Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Contractor

Rome, New York, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) were the venues for this multijurisdictional lawsuit resolved favorably by Shipley Snell for its client. Shipley Snell represented HOVENSA LLC, a joint venture between subsidiaries of Hess Oil Corporation and Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), in multiple lawsuits against a large international EPC contractor. 

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Petrochemical Client Successfully Resolves International “Bet-the-Venture” Arbitration

Shipley Snell represented an international petrochemical company in a complex international commercial arbitration conducted under the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution Rules for Non-Administered Arbitration of Business Disputes.

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Client Saves $9.6 Million in AAA Arbitration of Contract Dispute Regarding Natural Gas Plant Re-firing

Shipley Snell represented a power generation facility owner in an AAA arbitration arising from an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction contract dispute for the re-firing of a natural gas power plant.

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Shipley Snell Successfully Represents Joint Venture Partner in Valuation Dispute

Shipley Snell represented POSM II Properties Partnership, LP, a joint venture partner owned by LyondellBasell Industries N.V., in a valuation dispute with its joint venture partner BASF Corp.

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Multiple Plaintiffs and Defendants in Louisiana Environmental Cases Require Significant Untangling and Customized Strategies

For several years, Shipley Snell has defended a Houston-based pipeline and electric utility in a number of environmental cases filed in Louisiana. In each case, there are multiple plaintiffs and defendants. One case included more than 500 plaintiffs. The cases also involve several different business units, some of which have not existed for many years.

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In a Major Hurricane Ike Claim by Commercial Construction Client, Shipley Snell Defeats Insurance Company’s Efforts to Deny Coverage and Bury the Case in High-Volume Discovery

Shipley Snell represented a prominent commercial construction firm in a dispute with its builder’s risk insurance carrier over coverage for extensive damages caused by Hurricane Ike.

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In a Rare Move, Texas Supreme Court Withdraws Its Own Opinion and Finds for Shipley Snell Client

In what has been described by Texas appellate gurus as “a rare move," 1 and the Court’s “most unusual disposition,” 2 Shipley Snell convinced the Texas Supreme Court to withdraw its own opinion, resulting in a total victory for Shipley Snell’s client.

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