Huntons Andrews Kurth offers significant experience representing financial institutions, private companies and public organisations in power project developments and financings, as well as M&A and joint ventures. Acts on solar and wind energy projects, as well as coal. Also instructed on transportation infrastructure mandates. Its team includes lawyers qualified in the USA and Thailand. Instructed on projects both in Thailand and across the region, including the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Electricity Generating Public Company, Banpu and Asian Development Bank are regular clients.
Clients appreciate that the "team is comprised of projects specialists and different from others in that they have a commercial mindset."
A market source comments that Huntons Andrews Kurth "have a long-term energy practice in Thailand."
Huntons Andrews Kurth advised Constant Energy on a THB1.5 billion financing of private solar projects.
Edward Koehler is highly respected for his extensive experience of Thai and outbound energy projects. He often advises clients on acquisitions in the wind energy and coal sectors overseas. A client says: "Managing partner Edward Koehler is highly capable of advising on M&A contracts, joint venture agreements and shareholder agreements, among other things. He is also very good at contract negotiation and is someone we can rely on."
James Bradley's practice spans project financing, M&A and development for matters in the South-East Asia region. A client describes him as "really good," while a market source observes that "he's very prominent in the energy sector."
Chumbhot Plangtrakul regularly advises Thai and international clients on transactional matters in the projects and energy space. He often handles mandates in the wind and solar sectors within Thailand and also in countries such as Taiwan and Vietnam. A satisfied client comments: "He always has a solution - he won't just say we can't do that but that we can negotiate that," adding that "he's like an encyclopedia at the negotiation table and can go into detail on everything."