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Hogan Lovells

Projects & Infrastructure

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What the team is known for

Capable projects and energy team with notable focus on coal-fired and renewable power plant projects. Especially active in South-East Asia, including Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Works closely with its offices across the region to serve clients on cross-border matters. Acts on the development and financing of PPP infrastructure projects. Also well placed to advise on significant conventional and renewable power mandates. Frequently instructed by regional sponsors, commercial banks and ECAs on projects across Asia, including jurisdictions such as Indonesia and Vietnam. Able to draw on complementary expertise from across the firm's international network of offices.

Strengths

Clients appreciate that the team investigates matters in detail, one noting: "Hogan Lovells impresses us very much by responding to our requests quickly and providing thorough discussions."

"They bring internal expertise from other offices globally and respond to whatever the clients need. They are good at thinking outside the box and bring different perspectives to their clients," reports an interviewee, adding: "I am one of those happy clients."

Another interviewee responds: "They know how to close the negotiation by making good compromises. Given the complexity and cross-border nature of the deal, the firm mobilised their counsel, who have expertise in various jurisdictions."

Work highlights

Advised Asian Development Bank, GuarantCo and MEAG on a USD160 million satellite financing to Kacific.

Acted as lenders' international legal counsel in connection with the USD2.6 billion financing of the Van Phong 1 thermal power plant in Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam.

Notable practitioners

Alex Wong, Joseph Kim and Samantha Campbell are key contacts for this practice.

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Overview

Our Asia Pacific Hogan Lovells Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects team brings a diverse set of specialties and talents, making us a preferred choice for clients on all aspects of project development and financing. By representing sponsors, developers, lenders, bidders and government or quasi-governmental authorities, we are able to provide a holistic 360 degree view of any transaction, therefore giving us a unique position to advise on any project.

We have worked on the development of some of the most complex and innovative projects around the region, helping our clients understand the particular challenges and advantages relevant to each project, creating contracts that provide the highest level of protection and accuracy, and ensuring that the projects are financeable in the bank or capital markets.


Who we help

  • Project sponsors
  • Investors
  • Contractors
  • Funds and insurers
  • Governments
  • Financial institutions
  • Export credit agencies
  • Development banks

Members

Campbell, Samantha

Johnson, Matthew

Kim, Joseph

Wei, Jun

Wong, Alex

Zou, Michael

Clients

ANZ

Asian Development Bank

Bank of China

China Development Bank

Exelon Generation Company

HSBC

Japan Bank for International Cooperation

PT PLN (Persero)

Sojitz Corporation

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Banks

Chemicals

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Health Care

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Transportation

Utilities

Projects & Infrastructure Department

Hogan Lovells

firm
Department location

11th Floor,

One Pacific Place,

88 Queensway,

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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