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Ashurst

Projects & Energy

8 ranked lawyersBand 1SingaporeGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Ashurst's Singapore-based team advises major oil and gas clients on transactions across the region, demonstrating particular expertise in high-value M&A. Its Singapore-based legal team is highly rated for its South-East Asia experience, particularly in Indonesia. Active advising lenders on the development and financing of oil and gas, power, petrochemical, mining and infrastructure projects. Notably active on renewable energy projects, including solar, wind and waste-to-energy. Regularly acts for sponsors and lenders, such as Woodside Energy and Asian Development Bank.

Foreign desks

Ashurst Singapore's Brunei-focused desk maintains an active practice on project finance and development mandates. The firm acts for clients involved in power, infrastructure and natural resources projects, including for Hengyi Industries on the development and expansion of an integrated crude oil refinery and aromatics complex on Pulau Muara Besar. Rob Palmer is a key contact.

The firm's Indonesia desk in Singapore is highly regarded for expertise in the energy and natural resources sectors. The team handles complex construction, development and transactional matters for international and domestic clients. The Singapore office worked alongside its associated law firm in Jakarta, Oentoeng Suria & Partners, for Société Générale on two solar projects developed by Berkeley Energy in Indonesia. Daniel Reinbott is a key contact.

Also active in the Philippines, the firm's Singapore office has experience of handling financings in the energy sector. The team also advises on infrastructure projects in the Philippines, including PPP mandates. Richard Guit and Alfred Ng are key contacts.

Notable practitioners

Alfred Ng has an emerging practice as a project finance lawyer in Singapore, acting on conventional and renewable power mandates across the region. A client appreciates that "he understands the commercial dynamics of deals."

Andrew Roche is a highly regarded lawyer in Singapore with a specialism in energy and infrastructure project development. He has notable expertise in petrochemical, power and transport infrastructure mandates. He often handles matters in Indonesia.

Daniel Reinbott has a wealth of experience in energy transactions, ranging from acquisitions to gas sale agreements. A client says that "he has a unique understanding of our key business drivers and always provides solutions, even in challenging situations. He is the leading LNG lawyer in the Asia-Pacific region and is very well respected for his energy work." Another source praises his "fantastic commercial acumen and excellent project and client management at every level." He enjoys a great reputation for his handling of energy project development, finance and related acquisitions in Indonesia.

Jessica Ham is considered to be an "excellent lawyer who is a rising star of Ashurst's Singapore practice," according to a client. She has strong expertise in LNG procurement and transactional matters, with another source adding that "she provides succinct and user-friendly advice."

Michael Harrison has significant expertise in oil and gas and mining mandates. He has strong expertise on LNG matters, including those relating to Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Rob Palmer is highly rated by key Brunei-based corporations and state institutions. He often assists with large-scale infrastructure development mandates.

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Singapore

Energy & Natural Resources: International


Daniel Reinbott
Band 1
Jessica Ham
Up and Coming
Michael Harrison
Band 2

Projects & Energy


Andrew Roche
Foreign expert for Indonesia
Daniel Reinbott
Foreign expert for Indonesia
Rob Palmer
Foreign expert for Brunei

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