Jones Day

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What the team is known for Highlighted for work in oil and gas, excelling in upstream, midstream and downstream mandates for top-drawer clients. Also active advising on mining sector investment, and is increasingly visible in the renewables space. Noted capabilities advising power companies on market entry and power purchase agreements. Assists on transactions throughout the Asia-Pacific region and is especially noted for its work in Indonesia and Vietnam.

Foreign desks Versatile practice advising multinationals on investments into India, particularly in the renewable energy sector. Also offers expertise in financing, restructuring and joint ventures in the power and infrastructure industries, acting regularly for project developers. The team advised UPL on its USD3 billion acquisition of agrochemical company Arysta LifeScience. Karthik Kumar is a key contact for India-related work.

The firm also maintains a solid Indonesia practice with an impressive depth of expertise in the energy and natural resources space. The team frequently advises on project financing, development and M&A.

Notable practitioners

A key figure for this practice, Alex Cull maintains a wide-ranging practice assisting clients with natural resources and energy trading and acquisitions. He wins plaudits from clients, with one saying: "He provides very deep content, has significant depth of transactional experience on cross-border transactions in Asia, and is very rigorous. He sets a very high standard of integrity."

Karthik Kumar is highly regarded for his experience assisting clients with India-related work. He regularly handles project financing and development mandates relating to infrastructure and renewable power.