What the team is known for
Highly experienced team advising on major development and financings, regularly acting on projects in South and South-East Asia, in China and across the Asia-Pacific region. Utilises its global network in support of significant cross-border mandates for leading multinationals. Its impressive client base includes international oil majors and state-owned energy companies. Noteworthy industry knowledge in oil and gas, power and renewable energy, with a wealth of experience in a wide range of LNG matters. The team represents significant corporate and financial clients on infrastructure and mining work. Specialist expertise concerning the arbitration of cross-border energy and resources sector disputes.
A client comments: "They are commercial and provide good advice to the client. They have also been very flexible and adaptive in spite of the tough working conditions currently experienced due to the coronavirus outbreak."
A client says: "Clifford Chance handles many cross-border deals. In this matter they understand how to work well with stakeholders from different countries and cultures. They also pointed out the concerns from the lenders' perspective, which helped us to understand and provided a way forward."
Another client comments: "The Clifford Chance Tokyo team are quite sophisticated and very professional. Whenever we asked for their support, they could always respond quickly."
Advised Arrow Energy across the entire value chain of development for its coal seam gas project in Queensland, including expansion of a processing facility and negotiation of gas supply and transportation agreements.
Advised the lenders in relation to all aspects of the development and financing of the Nghi Son thermal power project in Vietnam, developed by Marubeni Corporation and Korea Electric Power Corporation.
Advised KrisEnergy on the sale of its 30% non-operated working interest in the Andaman II production sharing contract to BP.
Nadia Kalic in Sydney and Philip Sealey in Perth, as well as Melissa Ng in Singapore, are key contacts. Hans Menski and Yusuke Abe are key contacts for Japanese practice.