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Clifford Chance LLP

Projects & Energy

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What the team is known for

Clifford Chance Singapore's high-calibre team is recommended for its experience in large power and infrastructure projects. Especially active on matters in the renewable energy space, including wind and solar. Also noted for advice on the financing of LNG upstream and downstream projects. Leverages the firm's comprehensive global network and impressive construction capabilities to provide support on project financing and development across the region, and further afield. Clients include private and state-owned project sponsors, commercial lenders and ECAs, such as Star Energy and Asian Development Bank.

Foreign desks

Clifford Chance's Singapore office works in conjunction with its global teams to advise clients on matters in India, especially concerning M&A in the power sector. Melissa Ng is a key contact.

The firm also has considerable expertise in Malaysia's energy and infrastructure sector, advising on project finance and capital markets deals. The team advised the placing agents on two block trades by Petronas. Johannes Juette and Valerie Kong are key contacts.

The Singapore office is well known for advising foreign lenders on the development and financing of power projects in Vietnam, with particular experience in EPC contracts. The team assists both project companies and international lenders. Ross Howard is a key client contact for Vietnam work.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Buchanan is best known for his advice on the construction and development of renewable and conventional energy projects. "He is a go-to person for issues on EPC contracts and trying to understand particular provisions," opines a source. "He stands out for offshore wind legal matters," comments another interviewee.

Melissa Ng regularly advises on M&A and financings involving companies operating in the power and oil and gas space. "She is very pragmatic and focused on finding client-friendly solutions to complex issues, with an excellent ability to marshal and lead difficult negotiations," comments an interviewee.

Nicholas Wong has extensive experience in conventional and renewable energy and infrastructure projects internationally. A client regards him to be "very knowledgeable, experienced and willing to find solutions." "He is very commercially astute," comments another interviewee.

Ross Howard has significant experience representing lenders in power and petrochemical projects, especially in Vietnam. A source proclaims that "Ross and his team in Singapore have blown me off my feet - they are stellar."

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Projects & Energy

Clifford Chance LLP

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25th floor, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3

12 Marina Boulevard

Singapore

Singapore Island

Singapore

018982

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Singapore

Energy & Natural Resources: International


Melissa Ng
Band 3

Projects & Energy


Ross Howard
Foreign expert for Vietnam

Projects & Infrastructure: International


Matthew Buchanan
Band 3
Nicholas Wong
Band 2
Ross Howard
Band 2