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Christopher J Goncalves

Christopher J Goncalves

Berkeley Research Group1800 M Street NW, Second FloorWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaUSA20036

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Christopher Goncalves is a leading damages expert in the energy sector, having undertaken appointments worldwide for major energy companies, state energy departments, investors and banks.

Biography

Christopher Goncalves is a managing director and chair of BRG's energy practice. He offers 30 years of international experience in energy and finance. He provides energy industry and quantum expert analysis and testimony for international investment and commercial arbitration and litigation matters, and business advisory services in relation to strategic business planning, commercial strategy, contract negotiation, economic and market analysis, regulation, project development and financing, and acquisitions and divestitures.

Mr Goncalves has energy industry and quantum expert advisory and testimony experience in matters concerning disputed energy prices, markets, commercial standards, values, and financing requirements for energy projects, assets, contracts, and transactions. He has provided expert analysis and reports for over 35 pre-dispute and dispute matters under the auspices of ICSID, UNCITRAL, the ICC, ICDR/AAA, the Milan Chamber of Commerce, the Royal Courts of Justice of England and Wales, and US Federal Courts. Of these, he has provided oral testimony in 15 international investment and commercial disputes. His clients have included leading law firms, energy companies, and government agencies.

Mr Goncalves has business advisory experience with respect to energy infrastructure, markets, contracts, and trading, including LNG, natural gas, oil, conventional power generation, and renewable energy. His clients have included independent and national energy companies, utilities, independent developers, equity investors, banks, and state energy agencies.

Mr Goncalves' relevant experience spans over 50 countries throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. A native English speaker, he is also fluent or proficient in Spanish, German, and Italian, and has intermediate skills in Portuguese and Turkish.

Mr Goncalves received his MA in international affairs and economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in international relations and economic development from Brown University. He is a member of the International Association for Energy Economics and associate member of the International Bar Association and DC Bar Association.

Energy Experts 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Christopher Goncalves is “widely known and respected well beyond the USA”, and has 30 years of experience in the energy industry. 

Biography

Christopher Goncalves is chair and managing director of BRG’s energy and climate practice. He offers 30 years of international experience in dispute resolution, energy advisory and finance. He provides expert industry and damages analysis and testimony for international energy investment and commercial arbitration and litigation matters. He also provides advisory services in relation to business and commercial strategy; contract price and flexibility negotiation; economic and market analysis; policy and regulation; project development; financing; acquisitions and divestitures.

Mr Goncalves has expert analytic, reporting and testimony experience in matters concerning energy damages, valuations, commodity pricing and prices, markets, trading, contracts, commercial and financing conditions, policy and regulation, and standards and practices. He has provided expert services for over 35 international investment and commercial disputes adjudicated under the auspices of ICSID, UNCITRAL, the ICC, the LCIA, ICDR/AAA, the Royal Court of Justice of England and Wales, the Milan Chamber of Commerce and US federal courts. Of these matters, he has provided oral testimony for 15 international investment and commercial arbitration hearings. For the last several years, Who's Who Legal has recognised Mr Goncalves as a leading energy industry and damages expert.

Among his expert witness and business advisory experience, Mr Goncalves has served as the lead LNG and natural gas market and industry expert to energy companies and their legal counsel for over a dozen LNG and natural gas price reviews and/or price review arbitrations in Europe and Asia. He has also provided LNG commercial strategy for short- and long-term sales pricing, target markets, and priority customers for a leading NOCs and US LNG exporters. Mr Goncalves recently co-authored the chapter entitled “Expert Evidence in Price Reviews and Disputes” in the book Gas & LNG Price Arbitration 2019. He also has given numerous presentations and has written several articles on LNG, natural gas, and renewable energy market, commercial, pricing, and policy conditions worldwide.

For dispute resolution and advisory matters, Mr Goncalves’ clients have included leading law firms, independent and national energy companies, utilities, project developers, equity investors, private and multilateral development banks, and state energy agencies.

Mr Goncalves also has extensive strategic, commercial, and transactional advisory experience with respect to energy infrastructure development projects, financings, investments, markets, contracts and trading. His experience is concentrated in LNG, NGLs, natural gas, and thermal and renewable energy generation. In this work, he has experience with the full range of project sizes and scales, including several large multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects, national energy initiatives and projects, and small-scale projects and investments.

Mr Goncalves’ relevant experience spans 50 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. A native English speaker, he is also fluent or proficient in Spanish, German and Italian, and has intermediate skills in Portuguese and Turkish.

Mr Goncalves received his MA in international affairs and economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in international relations and economic development from Brown University. He is a member of the International Association for Energy Economics, and an associate member of the International Bar Association and DC Bar Association.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

The “impressive” Christopher Goncalves has “deep experience” in providing expert services in international energy arbitration and litigation proceedings.

Biography

Christopher Goncalves is chair and managing director of BRG’s energy and climate practice. He offers 30 years of international experience in dispute resolution, energy advisory and finance. He provides expert analysis and testimony for international energy investment, and commercial arbitration and litigation matters. He also provides advisory services in relation to business and commercial strategy; contract price and flexibility negotiation; economic and market analysis; policy and regulation; project development; financing; acquisitions and divestitures.

Mr Goncalves has expert analytic, reporting and testimony experience in matters concerning energy damages, valuations, commodity pricing and prices, markets, trading, contracts, commercial and financing conditions, policy and regulation, and standards and practices. He has provided expert services for over 35 international investment and commercial disputes adjudicated under the auspices of ICSID, UNCITRAL, the ICC, the LCIA, ICDR/AAA, the Royal Court of Justice of England and Wales, the Milan Chamber of Commerce, and US federal courts. Of these matters, he has provided oral testimony for 15 international investment and commercial arbitration hearings. For the last several years, WWL has recognised Mr Goncalves as a leading energy industry and damages expert.

Among his expert witness and business advisory experience, Mr Goncalves has served as the lead LNG and natural gas market and industry expert to energy companies and their legal counsel for over a dozen LNG and natural gas price reviews and/or price review arbitrations in Europe and Asia. He has also provided LNG commercial strategy for short- and long-term sales pricing, target markets, and priority customers for a leading NOCs and US LNG exporters. Mr Goncalves recently co-authored the chapter entitled “Expert Evidence in Price Reviews and Disputes” in the book Gas & LNG Price Arbitration 2019. He also has given numerous presentations and has written several articles on LNG, natural gas, and renewable energy market, commercial, pricing, and policy conditions worldwide.

For dispute resolution and advisory matters, Mr Goncalves’s clients have included leading law firms, independent and national energy companies, utilities, project developers, equity investors, private and multilateral development banks, and state energy agencies.

Mr Goncalves also has extensive strategic, commercial, and transactional advisory experience with respect to energy infrastructure development projects, financings, investments, markets, contracts and trading. His experience is concentrated in LNG, NGLs, natural gas, and thermal and renewable energy generation. In this work, he has experience with the full range of project sizes and scales, including several large multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects, national energy initiatives and projects, and small-scale projects and investments.

Mr Goncalves’ relevant experience spans 50 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. A native English speaker, he is also fluent or proficient in Spanish, German and Italian, and has intermediate skills in Portuguese and Turkish.

Mr Goncalves received his MA in international affairs and economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; and a BA in international relations and economic development from Brown University. He is a member of the International Association for Energy Economics, and an associate member of the International Bar Association and DC Bar Association.

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