Our team provides independent industry and damages services for energy disputes related to climate change, policy and regulatory change, asset values, contracts, and prices. Our leading experts have served as industry, quantum, and forensic experts for disputes involving thermal and renewable electricity generation, electricity transmission and distribution, liquefied natural gas (LNG), natural gas liquids (NGLs), natural gas, petroleum products, and oil and gas exploration and production.

BRG Energy & Climate professionals have provided independent expert services on over 600 separate international and domestic legal, regulatory, and competition matters involving over 450 oral testimonies. These have included international investment and commercial arbitrations, domestic arbitrations, litigations, regulatory and competition proceedings, bankruptcy and restructuring matters, antitrust disputes, mergers and acquisitions, government inquiries, and environmental liability matters.

Their written reports and/or oral testimonies have been presented and considered before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), American Arbitration Association (AAA)/International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Royal Court of Justice of England and Wales, and Milan Chamber of Commerce, as well as US federal, state, and district courts, US state utility commissions, the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the US Supreme Court, and the US Congress. Our experts also frequently appear before antitrust authorities and government agencies around the world.

Integrated Energy Industry, Economic, and Damages Expertise

  • Financial analysis, valuation, and damages
  • Causation and counterfactual analysis
  • Commercial standards and practices
  • Operation standards and practices
  • Energy production and power generation economics
  • Energy supply-chain economics
  • Energy markets and regulation
  • Market power compliance, mitigation, and damages
  • Financing/investment standards and practices
  • Statistical analysis and quantitative modeling
  • Forensic accounting and fraud

Client Testimonials

“We’re continuously impressed by Chris Goncalves and the Energy team’s analytical ability and deep familiarity with energy issues. The team, top to bottom, is diligent and hardworking, and highly knowledgeable.”

George von Mehren
Leader of International Dispute Resolution practice
Squire Patton Boggs

Lisa G. Henneberry
Leader of Energy & Natural Resources practice
Squire Patton Boggs


“Chris Goncalves and his team are effective, truly independent experts, with significant expertise in economics and damages and industry knowledge. We appreciate their deep understanding of energy industry fundamentals, market dynamics, standard practices, and pricing.”

Edward G. Kehoe
Co-head of International Arbitration practice
King & Spalding


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Christopher Goncalves

Managing Director

Washington, DC

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Managing Director

Washington, DC