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Allen & Overy

Projects

2 ranked lawyersBand 1, Spotlight TableThailandGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Allen & Overy is a global player with extensive experience of project finance and development, including advising on concession and power purchase agreements, project finance, energy sector DCM and ECM deals, as well as project procurement and asset acquisitions. Particularly active on renewable energy projects, including hydro, solar and wind energy, alongside gas projects and transport infrastructure developments. Well versed in concession, power purchase and other project agreements. Regularly advises leading Thai and international financial institutions and project sponsors, especially on outbound projects into neighbouring countries, such as Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam. Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Power, Kansai Electric Power and Asian Development Bank are clients.

Foreign desks

Allen & Overy's highly esteemed Laos desk offers expertise in cross-border project development and finance, with a strong focus on hydropower mandates. It regularly acts for project sponsors and lenders, with strength in both equity and debt financings. The team advised Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Power and the sponsors on the refinancing of a 410 MW hydropower project. Stephen Jaggs and Sarah Wilson are key contacts.

Foreign desks

The Bangkok team at Allen & Overy impresses with its solid track record advising government entities and international banks on project finance and development in Myanmar. It is able to combine with the firm's on-the-ground office in Yangon, as well as the firm's other regional offices. The department acted for the consortium developing a 1,200 MW LNG-to-power project in Kanbauk. Stephen Jaggs and Sarah Wilson are key contacts.

Notable practitioners

Sarah Wilson regularly handles outbound energy project financing and development in Laos and other neighbouring countries. She attracts considerable praise from clients, with one commenting: "She works hard and provides quick responses, advice and good resolutions. If there is a block that prevents us from going ahead and we need to discuss a serious matter with the counterparty, she shows initiative, good manners and good faith and can bring a compromise that helps the project move forward."

Stephen Jaggs has extensive experience of advising project sponsors and lenders on financing, development and acquisitions related to renewable energy, coal, oil and gas, and transport infrastructure projects. He regularly handles outbound matters, especially in Laos and Myanmar.

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Thailand

Projects & Energy


Sarah Wilson
Band 2, Foreign expert for Laos
Stephen Jaggs
Band 1, Foreign expert for Laos, Foreign expert for Myanmar