Allen & Overy LLP

Projects & Infrastructure Department

Asia-Pacific Region
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What the team is known for Leading project finance team with a broad network of offices across the Asia-Pacific region, including highly regarded teams in Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. Frequently instructed by lenders and sponsors on major energy and infrastructure projects, and active on LNG-to-power and renewable energy projects, as well as highway construction mandates. Demonstrates expertise on projects located in South-East Asia and Australia, as well as the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Clients include major global financial institutions and regional project sponsors.

Strengths An interviewee says that team lawyers "have a very good track record of understanding the market and being very pragmatic in their approach to dealing with matters."

"They respond quickly and have the flexibility to move across countries from time to time," observes a client.

Sources credit the breadth of the team's offering, with one observing that it is "well recognised on both sides of project development and project finance," and a second commenting on its "proper on-the-ground execution team."

"In terms of the quality of support, it's hard to fault them," reports a client, adding: "All of the practitioners here are top-notch."

A client highlights the firm's businesslike attitude, saying: "Their professionalism helps us to get impressive results in negotiations with counterparties."

Work highlights Advised the consortium of subsidiaries of Total Gas and Power Business Services and Siemens on the USD2 billion LNG-to-power project development in Myanmar, which comprises a 1,230 MW combined-cycle gas turbine power plant in Kanbauk and a 450 km transmission line to Yangon.

Acted for the finance parties in relation to the refinancing of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing PPP.

Advised the core group of international export credit agencies lending to the Rovuma LNG Project in Mozambique.

Advised China Harbour Engineering Company on the financing of a port development project in Nigeria.

Notable practitioners

Stephen Jaggs in Bangkok, Yvonne Ho in Hong Kong and Jason Humphreys in Singapore are the main points of contact for clients in their respective jurisdictions. Adam Stapleton is a key contact in Australia and Matthias Voss is a key contact in Seoul.