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Projects, Infrastructure & Energy

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What the team is known for

Excellent projects and energy offering, frequently mandated by sponsors on headline developments in power, oil and gas and petrochemicals. Also well versed in renewable energy mandates. Additionally advises on project finance and M&A in the energy and resources sector. Alliance with Linklaters allows it to offer broad coverage across the region.

Strengths

A client notes that its team members provide "efficient and timely advice on local law and a good understanding of our needs."

Work highlights

Advised MOECO and PTTEP on the USD7.8 billion development of the Vietnam Block B Project, which will supply natural gas from the Malay Basin to existing and proposed power plants in southern Vietnam.

Notable practitioners

Bill Magennis is an experienced projects lawyer with considerable expertise in advising on energy project financing and transactions. He is especially active in the oil and gas, coal and thermal power spaces.

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Overview

Allens has acted on more 'mega' projects in Vietnam than any other firm. We have been involved, and are often the key legal advisers, in all major infrastructure/energy projects with foreign sponsors or lenders. Many of these projects have been country-changing transactions for Vietnam, such as the $9 billion Nghi Son petroleum refinery project, which is the largest foreign investment project in Vietnam’s history and one of the largest in South East Asia. Allens also drafted and negotiated key project documents for the first few energy and power projects in Vietnam, which have been used as templates for subsequent projects.

Our Projects, Infrastructure and Energy practice takes a 'whole of project' approach, often acting in the project company/sponsor role where we are engaged at an early stage to assist with establishment and core project agreements. We are very active in major resources, power and infrastructure projects, including acting on mergers and acquisitions and the financing of many large projects in Vietnam.

For construction and infrastructure, we provide a full range of specialist services including procurement and project development strategies, drafting and negotiating the full suite of contracting methods; advice on contract administration tendering processes, risk identification and risk allocation; and proactive dispute resolution via mediation, arbitration, expert determination, appraisal, adjudication and litigation.


Projects, Infrastructure & Energy Department

Allens

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Suite 605

Saigon Tower

29 Le Duan Boulevard

District 1

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam

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Projects, Infrastructure & Energy


Bill Magennis
Senior Statespeople