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Herbert Smith Freehills

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What the team is known for

Versatile group with an illustrious track record handling oil and gas, mining and power transactions. 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. 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

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. The firm assisted KKR on the Malaysian elements of its control acquisition of shares in Exact Software from funds advised by Apax Partners. Glynn Cooper in Kuala Lumpur, 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, recently advising Woodside on its upstream interests in Myanmar. The team advised Woodside Energy on its development of Block A-6, offshore Myanmar. David Clinch in Singapore is a key contact.

The office also offers notable expertise in Indonesia-related matters. The team handles sizeable cross-border transactions and projects spanning oil and gas, mining and power. The team advised Pertamina Rosneft Pengolahan dan Petrokimia on the financing and development of the Grass Root Refinery and Petrochemical Complex in Tuban on Java.

Notable practitioners

Irina Akentjeva comes recommended by clients, with one commenting: "She is knowledgeable, diligent and extremely hard-working."She advises on power and oil and gas transactions.

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