Jones Day

Energy & Natural Resources Department

Asia-Pacific Region
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What the team is known for Experienced in advising major energy conglomerates on complex cross-border oil and gas transactions. Assists private equity funds and asset management companies with investments into the energy and natural resources market. Has on-the-ground specialists in Singapore and Australia. Handles a range of mining, renewables and power mandates throughout the Asian markets, with notable activities in India, Vietnam and Bangladesh.

Strengths One client singles out the team's "excellent legal expertise, business sense and enriched experiences," which "allow the partner to provide responsible, insightful and far-sighted opinions to benefit the client long term."

A client appreciates that "the team are very competent and they know what they know and what they don't know."

Another finds that team members "always cut to the heart of the matters and provide advice on the critical issues first, to ensure that the basic draft terms for any agreement are in place and correct, before spending time on the more peripheral terms," adding: "This is clever, efficient and most appreciated to ensure negotiations are moving forward and in the right direction."

Work highlights Advised PTT Exploration and Production on its exploration and production sharing agreement with the Sultanate of Oman concerning Block 12 in that country, and on its joint operating arrangements with an affiliate of Total SA.

Acted for PTTEP on its acquisition of Murphy Oil's business in Malaysia.

Notable practitioners

Tony Wassaf and Darren Murphy in Melbourne, and Alex Cull in Singapore, are key points of contact.