Clifford Chance LLP

Projects Department

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What the team is known for Leverages top-drawer projects expertise from its global network, especially that housed in Singapore and Tokyo, to advise on major developments in Vietnam, particularly in the power sector. A wealth of experience acting on both sponsor and lender-side mandates in project finance for international clients. Especially well versed in matters relating to coal power.

Strengths Clients emphasise the team's skilful handling of cross-border mandates. One source reports: "Despite the extremely compressed turnaround time, they have worked tirelessly to deliver the final execution of the project. They also came back with practical legal solutions to allow all parties to meet project financing objectives, mitigate and balance risks while in compliance with English, Singapore and Vietnamese regulations."

Work highlights Advised Bangkok Bank on its USD150 million financing of a photovoltaic solar power project in Vietnam.

Notable practitioners

Singapore-based Ross Howard frequently assists sponsors and lenders with large-scale energy projects. He possesses a strong reputation for his handling of coal-fired and oil and gas project financings and also advises on infrastructure projects.