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<p>Table of Contents&nbsp;</p><p><a href="file:///C:/Users/JChanter/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/PXY96RCC/vIR2%20Draft%20Proposal%20MSC%202020%20(005).docx#_Toc463009813"><span style="color:#1F497D;">Introduction.&nbsp;3</span></a></p><p><span style="color:#1F497D;">I.&nbsp;</span><a href="file:///C:/Users/JChanter/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/PXY96RCC/vIR2%20Draft%20Proposal%20MSC%202020%20(005).docx#_Toc463009815"><span style="color:#1F497D;">Dechert, A Global Leader In International Arbitration.&nbsp;5&nbsp;</span></a></p><p><span style="color:#1F497D;">II.&nbsp;</span><a href="file:///C:/Users/JChanter/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/PXY96RCC/vIR2%20Draft%20Proposal%20MSC%202020%20(005).docx#_Toc463009815"><span style="color:#1F497D;">Dechert’s Relevant Experience In Similar Matters.&nbsp;8</span></a></p><p><span style="color:#1F497D;">III. Core Team&nbsp;</span><a href="file:///C:/Users/JChanter/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/PXY96RCC/vIR2%20Draft%20Proposal%20MSC%202020%20(005).docx#_Toc463009815"><span style="color:#1F497D;">&nbsp;&nbsp;13</span></a></p><p><span style="color:#1F497D;">IV. Rankings and Recognition</span><a href="file:///C:/Users/JChanter/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/PXY96RCC/vIR2%20Draft%20Proposal%20MSC%202020%20(005).docx#_Toc463009815"><span style="color:#1F497D;"> &nbsp;15</span></a></p><p>Introduction</p><p style="text-align:justify;">We are pleased to offer our services to represent <span style="color:black;">Ascent Resources Plc and Ascent Slovenia Ltd (together “<strong>Ascent Resources</strong>”) against&nbsp;</span>the Republic of Slovenia in relation to the investment dispute notified on 23 July 2020, <span style="color:black;">under the&nbsp;</span>Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia of July&nbsp;3, 1996 (“<strong>UK-Slovenia BIT</strong>”) <span style="color:black;">and the Energy Charter Treaty (“<strong>ECT</strong>”)</span>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Firstly, we confirm that <span data-tracking="true" data-track-id="pending-1-0" class="fr-highlight-change">there is </span><span data-tracking="true" data-track-id="pending-1-1" class="fr-highlight-change"><span data-tracking-deleted="true" class="fr-tracking-deleted" contenteditable="false">we have</span></span> no conflict of interest in providing this legal assistance (further to the application of English conflict rules).&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dechert would be a great fit to represent Ascent Resources in this dispute, given its outstanding international disputes practice, and that practice’s <span data-tracking="true" data-track-id="pending-1-0" class="fr-highlight-change">vast </span><span data-tracking="true" data-track-id="pending-1-1" class="fr-highlight-change"><span data-tracking-deleted="true" class="fr-tracking-deleted" contenteditable="false">deep</span></span> experience <span data-tracking="true" data-track-id="pending-1-0" class="fr-highlight-change">in </span><span data-tracking="true" data-track-id="pending-1-1" class="fr-highlight-change"><span data-tracking-deleted="true" class="fr-tracking-deleted" contenteditable="false">of</span></span> investment arbitrations concerning oil &amp; gas matters.&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dechert’s international arbitration practice ranks among the world leaders.&nbsp; It was recognized as a top tier (Band&nbsp;1) by <i>Chambers France</i>, which describes us as an “[e]<i>xcellent group with particular expertise in BIT cases</i>” and&nbsp;a [s]<i>trong presence across Eastern Europe</i>.”&nbsp;<i>Chambers UK</i> recognized Dechert as a “<i>well-known disputes team with a notable focus on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional cases</i>”. <i>Legal 500&nbsp;</i>also ranks Dechert among the best law firms and recognizes José Manuel García Represa and Andrew Hearn.&nbsp; Globally, the group is also ranked among the top law firms for international arbitration by <i>Global Arbitration Review</i>. This reputation has been built on a strong track record representing investors and states in more than 60 investment treaty cases, and a series of landmark decisions. Not to mention a great many commercial arbitrations, often also involving energy and state entities.&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Indeed, our experience representing States and State entities means we are familiar with their strategies, including their strengths and weaknesses, defenses, and the way they approach negotiations during arbitration proceedings.&nbsp; This experience gives Dechert a unique edge and maximizes the value of our services to our investor clients.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">More specifically, Dechert’s experience in ECT arbitrations is substantial.&nbsp;Dechert is currently representing MOL Oil and Gas Plc with respect to claims in excess of US$1.5 billion against the Republic of Croatia. &nbsp;By way of further example, Dechert’s team advised Lotus Holding Anonim Sirketi in its ECT arbitration against the Republic of Turkmenistan,&nbsp;Hungary in the ECT arbitration brought by Électricité de France (EDF) International S.A. and Georgia in an&nbsp;ECT arbitration brought by an Australian mining company.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dechert also has extensive experience handling disputes in politically charged energy and environmental matters outside the context of the ECT.&nbsp;For instance, Dechert defended the Republic of Ecuador against Burlington Resources and Perenco Ecuador Limited in two ICSID arbitrations, concerning the operation of various oil fields and complex environmental issues associated with them. &nbsp;In UNCITRAL arbitrations<span data-tracking="true" data-track-id="pending-1-0" class="fr-highlight-change">,</span> we represented OAO Gazprom against the Republic of Lithuania and OJSC Tatneft against Ukraine. &nbsp;<span data-tracking="true" data-track-id="pending-1-0" class="fr-highlight-change">Furthermore, we currently </span><span data-tracking="true" data-track-id="pending-1-1" class="fr-highlight-change"><span data-tracking-deleted="true" class="fr-tracking-deleted" contenteditable="false">We also presently</span></span> represent an east-European state in an ICC dispute with a state-owned enterprise from a nearby state, regarding the refining and international supply of oil derivatives. &nbsp;</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In terms of the logistics of a dispute such as this, Dechert <span data-tracking="true" data-track-id="pending-1-0" class="fr-highlight-change">has experience </span><span data-tracking="true" data-track-id="pending-1-1" class="fr-highlight-change"><span data-tracking-deleted="true" class="fr-tracking-deleted" contenteditable="false">is experienced</span></span> working with third-party funders, and <span data-tracking="true" data-track-id="pending-1-0" class="fr-highlight-change">did </span><span data-tracking="true" data-track-id="pending-1-1" class="fr-highlight-change"><span data-tracking-deleted="true" class="fr-tracking-deleted" contenteditable="false">was doing</span></span> so before it became a trend in international arbitration. &nbsp;Our team’s experience in this area, and relationships with a number of third-party funders (who often retain us to advise them as part of their due diligence), along with our rigorous legal analyses of cases, works to the advantage of clients when deciding how to meet their financing and risk management objectives through third-party financing. &nbsp;We would be delighted to commence any engagement by addressing this issue, and assisting Ascent Resources in seeking to reach an arrangement with a third party funder.</p>
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Table of Contents 

Introduction. 3

I. Dechert, A Global Leader In International Arbitration. 5 

II. Dechert’s Relevant Experience In Similar Matters. 8

III. Core Team   13

IV. Rankings and Recognition  15

Introduction

We are pleased to offer our services to represent Ascent Resources Plc and Ascent Slovenia Ltd (together “Ascent Resources”) against the Republic of Slovenia in relation to the investment dispute notified on 23 July 2020, under the Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia of July 3, 1996 (“UK-Slovenia BIT”) and the Energy Charter Treaty (“ECT”).

Firstly, we confirm that there is we have no conflict of interest in providing this legal assistance (further to the application of English conflict rules). 

Dechert would be a great fit to represent Ascent Resources in this dispute, given its outstanding international disputes practice, and that practice’s vast deep experience in of investment arbitrations concerning oil & gas matters. 

Dechert’s international arbitration practice ranks among the world leaders.  It was recognized as a top tier (Band 1) by Chambers France, which describes us as an “[e]xcellent group with particular expertise in BIT cases” and a [s]trong presence across Eastern Europe.” Chambers UK recognized Dechert as a “well-known disputes team with a notable focus on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional cases”. Legal 500 also ranks Dechert among the best law firms and recognizes José Manuel García Represa and Andrew Hearn.  Globally, the group is also ranked among the top law firms for international arbitration by Global Arbitration Review. This reputation has been built on a strong track record representing investors and states in more than 60 investment treaty cases, and a series of landmark decisions. Not to mention a great many commercial arbitrations, often also involving energy and state entities. 

Indeed, our experience representing States and State entities means we are familiar with their strategies, including their strengths and weaknesses, defenses, and the way they approach negotiations during arbitration proceedings.  This experience gives Dechert a unique edge and maximizes the value of our services to our investor clients.

More specifically, Dechert’s experience in ECT arbitrations is substantial. Dechert is currently representing MOL Oil and Gas Plc with respect to claims in excess of US$1.5 billion against the Republic of Croatia.  By way of further example, Dechert’s team advised Lotus Holding Anonim Sirketi in its ECT arbitration against the Republic of Turkmenistan, Hungary in the ECT arbitration brought by Électricité de France (EDF) International S.A. and Georgia in an ECT arbitration brought by an Australian mining company.

Dechert also has extensive experience handling disputes in politically charged energy and environmental matters outside the context of the ECT. For instance, Dechert defended the Republic of Ecuador against Burlington Resources and Perenco Ecuador Limited in two ICSID arbitrations, concerning the operation of various oil fields and complex environmental issues associated with them.  In UNCITRAL arbitrations, we represented OAO Gazprom against the Republic of Lithuania and OJSC Tatneft against Ukraine.  Furthermore, we currently We also presently represent an east-European state in an ICC dispute with a state-owned enterprise from a nearby state, regarding the refining and international supply of oil derivatives.  

In terms of the logistics of a dispute such as this, Dechert has experience is experienced working with third-party funders, and did was doing so before it became a trend in international arbitration.  Our team’s experience in this area, and relationships with a number of third-party funders (who often retain us to advise them as part of their due diligence), along with our rigorous legal analyses of cases, works to the advantage of clients when deciding how to meet their financing and risk management objectives through third-party financing.  We would be delighted to commence any engagement by addressing this issue, and assisting Ascent Resources in seeking to reach an arrangement with a third party funder.


Table of Contents 

Introduction. 3

I. Dechert, A Global Leader In International Arbitration. 5 

II. Dechert’s Relevant Experience In Similar Matters. 8

III. Core Team   13

IV. Rankings and Recognition  15

Introduction

We are pleased to offer our services to represent Ascent Resources Plc and Ascent Slovenia Ltd (together “Ascent Resources”) against the Republic of Slovenia in relation to the investment dispute notified on 23 July 2020, under the Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia of July 3, 1996 (“UK-Slovenia BIT”) and the Energy Charter Treaty (“ECT”).

Firstly, we confirm that there is we have no conflict of interest in providing this legal assistance (further to the application of English conflict rules). 

Dechert would be a great fit to represent Ascent Resources in this dispute, given its outstanding international disputes practice, and that practice’s vast deep experience in of investment arbitrations concerning oil & gas matters. 

Dechert’s international arbitration practice ranks among the world leaders.  It was recognized as a top tier (Band 1) by Chambers France, which describes us as an “[e]xcellent group with particular expertise in BIT cases” and a [s]trong presence across Eastern Europe.” Chambers UK recognized Dechert as a “well-known disputes team with a notable focus on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional cases”. Legal 500 also ranks Dechert among the best law firms and recognizes José Manuel García Represa and Andrew Hearn.  Globally, the group is also ranked among the top law firms for international arbitration by Global Arbitration Review. This reputation has been built on a strong track record representing investors and states in more than 60 investment treaty cases, and a series of landmark decisions. Not to mention a great many commercial arbitrations, often also involving energy and state entities. 

Indeed, our experience representing States and State entities means we are familiar with their strategies, including their strengths and weaknesses, defenses, and the way they approach negotiations during arbitration proceedings.  This experience gives Dechert a unique edge and maximizes the value of our services to our investor clients.

More specifically, Dechert’s experience in ECT arbitrations is substantial. Dechert is currently representing MOL Oil and Gas Plc with respect to claims in excess of US$1.5 billion against the Republic of Croatia.  By way of further example, Dechert’s team advised Lotus Holding Anonim Sirketi in its ECT arbitration against the Republic of Turkmenistan, Hungary in the ECT arbitration brought by Électricité de France (EDF) International S.A. and Georgia in an ECT arbitration brought by an Australian mining company.

Dechert also has extensive experience handling disputes in politically charged energy and environmental matters outside the context of the ECT. For instance, Dechert defended the Republic of Ecuador against Burlington Resources and Perenco Ecuador Limited in two ICSID arbitrations, concerning the operation of various oil fields and complex environmental issues associated with them.  In UNCITRAL arbitrations, we represented OAO Gazprom against the Republic of Lithuania and OJSC Tatneft against Ukraine.  Furthermore, we currently We also presently represent an east-European state in an ICC dispute with a state-owned enterprise from a nearby state, regarding the refining and international supply of oil derivatives.  

In terms of the logistics of a dispute such as this, Dechert has experience is experienced working with third-party funders, and did was doing so before it became a trend in international arbitration.  Our team’s experience in this area, and relationships with a number of third-party funders (who often retain us to advise them as part of their due diligence), along with our rigorous legal analyses of cases, works to the advantage of clients when deciding how to meet their financing and risk management objectives through third-party financing.  We would be delighted to commence any engagement by addressing this issue, and assisting Ascent Resources in seeking to reach an arrangement with a third party funder.


Table of Contents 

Introduction. 3

I. Dechert, A Global Leader In International Arbitration. 5 

II. Dechert’s Relevant Experience In Similar Matters. 8

III. Core Team   13

IV. Rankings and Recognition  15

Introduction

We are pleased to offer our services to represent Ascent Resources Plc and Ascent Slovenia Ltd (together “Ascent Resources”) against the Republic of Slovenia in relation to the investment dispute notified on 23 July 2020, under the Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia of July 3, 1996 (“UK-Slovenia BIT”) and the Energy Charter Treaty (“ECT”).

Firstly, we confirm that there is we have no conflict of interest in providing this legal assistance (further to the application of English conflict rules). 

Dechert would be a great fit to represent Ascent Resources in this dispute, given its outstanding international disputes practice, and that practice’s vast deep experience in of investment arbitrations concerning oil & gas matters. 

Dechert’s international arbitration practice ranks among the world leaders.  It was recognized as a top tier (Band 1) by Chambers France, which describes us as an “[e]xcellent group with particular expertise in BIT cases” and a [s]trong presence across Eastern Europe.” Chambers UK recognized Dechert as a “well-known disputes team with a notable focus on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional cases”. Legal 500 also ranks Dechert among the best law firms and recognizes José Manuel García Represa and Andrew Hearn.  Globally, the group is also ranked among the top law firms for international arbitration by Global Arbitration Review. This reputation has been built on a strong track record representing investors and states in more than 60 investment treaty cases, and a series of landmark decisions. Not to mention a great many commercial arbitrations, often also involving energy and state entities. 

Indeed, our experience representing States and State entities means we are familiar with their strategies, including their strengths and weaknesses, defenses, and the way they approach negotiations during arbitration proceedings.  This experience gives Dechert a unique edge and maximizes the value of our services to our investor clients.

More specifically, Dechert’s experience in ECT arbitrations is substantial. Dechert is currently representing MOL Oil and Gas Plc with respect to claims in excess of US$1.5 billion against the Republic of Croatia.  By way of further example, Dechert’s team advised Lotus Holding Anonim Sirketi in its ECT arbitration against the Republic of Turkmenistan, Hungary in the ECT arbitration brought by Électricité de France (EDF) International S.A. and Georgia in an ECT arbitration brought by an Australian mining company.

Dechert also has extensive experience handling disputes in politically charged energy and environmental matters outside the context of the ECT. For instance, Dechert defended the Republic of Ecuador against Burlington Resources and Perenco Ecuador Limited in two ICSID arbitrations, concerning the operation of various oil fields and complex environmental issues associated with them.  In UNCITRAL arbitrations, we represented OAO Gazprom against the Republic of Lithuania and OJSC Tatneft against Ukraine.  Furthermore, we currently We also presently represent an east-European state in an ICC dispute with a state-owned enterprise from a nearby state, regarding the refining and international supply of oil derivatives.  

In terms of the logistics of a dispute such as this, Dechert has experience is experienced working with third-party funders, and did was doing so before it became a trend in international arbitration.  Our team’s experience in this area, and relationships with a number of third-party funders (who often retain us to advise them as part of their due diligence), along with our rigorous legal analyses of cases, works to the advantage of clients when deciding how to meet their financing and risk management objectives through third-party financing.  We would be delighted to commence any engagement by addressing this issue, and assisting Ascent Resources in seeking to reach an arrangement with a third party funder.

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