Allen & Overy LLP

Projects Department

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What the team is known for Established practice handling both project development and financing. Bolstered by the firm's impressive international network and able to provide strong service by drawing on resources from across the firm's network of offices in the region, offering particularly notable strength in Indonesia. Frequently advises heavyweight financial institutions and regional project sponsors on headline oil and gas, power and infrastructure mandates. Involvement in several high-profile mandates in the LNG sector.

Foreign desks The team is well regarded for the strength of its financing practice in the energy and mining sectors. The group regularly advises prominent Indian companies in this space. In one highlight, the firm advised Total on establishing a strategic joint venture with the Adani Group. Barry Irwin is a key client contact for India-related work.

The Singapore office also has a marked focus on the Malaysian market, with strong capabilities in financings, M&A and refinancings. It often represents local and global financiers, as well as Malaysian GLCs. The firm advised Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exchange on the acquisition of a non-operating interest in production sharing contracts in Malaysia. Jason Humphreys is a key contact for clients.

Notable practitioners

Barry Irwin is highlighted by commentators as "one of the only mining lawyers in the region," also offering expertise on oil and gas transactions. "He has been in the region for a long time and was once based in Indonesia," remarks one interviewee.

Jason Humphreys impresses with his activity on headline wind power developments, as well as mining and transport projects. In particular, he impresses with his experience and activity in the Malaysian and Indonesian markets. "Jason Humphreys is a very experienced project finance lawyer," remarks one client, adding: "He is very practical and has technical commercial skills."

Scott Lovell has a growing reputation for advice on major power project development. He is often sought out for advice on cross-border matters relating to Indonesia. A client enthuses: "Scott is fantastic, in that he is able to appreciate the commercial issues and still has a good grasp of the technicalities."