Herbert Smith Freehills

Energy & Natural Resources (International Firms) Department

China
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What the team is known for Accomplished team with exceptional credentials in the oil and gas, power and mining sectors. Well placed to advise on cross-border M&A, off-take and sale and purchase agreements. Multilingual team with key lawyers in Hong Kong and Beijing, frequently engaged by state-owned entities and major corporates investing abroad. Also acts for foreign clients on inbound investments. Benefits from broad geographic expertise across Asia-Pacific, as well as particular experience relating to Iran, Russia and Uganda. Expanding presence handling international greenfield project financing and developments.

Strengths Clients are full of praise for the firm. One client highlights: "They provide professional and efficient legal services, and have a business-oriented ethos and good client relationships."

Another client adds: "Herbert Smith Frehills present good knowledge of governmental approval processes in Asia."

Work highlights Advised Keppel Electric on the installation and development of solar power panels in Singapore, as part of the company's wider initiative to source renewable energy for its operations.

Notable practitioners


Danila Logofet
continues to assist clients on a range of oil and gas projects. A client comments: "He stood out as a 100% client-oriented manager who is always willing to accommodate any client's need."


Hilary Lau
is active advising on offshore LNG projects on behalf of domestic and international clients. He is praised by clients for being "very experienced and reliable in oil and gas-related projects."Another client notes: "He is very professional and very hard-working."

A client is complimentary about
Monica Sun
, saying: "She is an excellent, professional and diligent lawyer, with good language and communication skills, who is familiar with M&A and other commercial issues." She has experience advising on complex natural gas development projects in a range of jurisdictions.