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Herbert Smith Freehills

Projects & Energy

2 ranked lawyersBand 3SingaporeGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Herbert Smith Freehills is well known for handling oil and gas, mining and power transactions from its law office in Singapore. Experienced advising clients on both upstream and downstream energy matters. Provides advice to an enviable list of high-profile multinationals and state-owned energy companies, such as Chevron. Clients benefit from access to the firm's extensive network across the Asia-Pacific region as well as experience servicing international clients on inbound deals. Offers substantial expertise in matters related to Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar.

Foreign desks

Herbert Smith Freehills has a solid footprint in Brunei's legal market, acting from Singapore. The team often advises local clients on project development and regulatory matters in the oil and gas sector. Glynn Cooper in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, as well as Alastair Henderson in Singapore, are key contacts.

Herbert Smith Freehills in Singapore also offers notable expertise in Indonesia-related matters. The team handles sizeable cross-border transactions and projects spanning oil and gas, mining and power. Adrian Cheng is a key client.

Formidable practice acting for international investors and construction companies on acquisitions and disposals relating to Malaysia. Significant expertise in transactions in the energy, oil and gas and petrochemical sectors. The Singapore team often works in conjunction with the firm's Kuala Lumpur office on Malaysian projects. Glynn Cooper in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, alongside Adrian Cheng in Singapore, are key contacts for clients.

The Singapore office has notable capabilities in advising downstream and upstream oil and gas companies on their operations in Myanmar. Mark Robinson and Alastair Henderson are key contacts.

Notable practitioners

Adrian Cheng is well regarded for his expertise in financings in the energy sector. One interviewee describes him as "a skilled energy finance specialist," while another says: "He has worked extensively as lender and borrower counsel and does a superb job. He is ready and willing to give a commercial judgement that the client can trust."

Irina Akentjeva is a "rising star," according to a client, and advises on power and oil and gas transactions across the region from the firm's Singapore office. Another source describes her as "responsive and knowledgeable about transactional work in the energy sector."

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Singapore

Energy & Natural Resources: International


Adrian Cheng
Band 3
Irina Akentjeva
Up and Coming