King & Spalding LLP

Energy & Natural Resources

Band 2Asia-Pacific RegionGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Formidable Singapore team with extensive oil and gas expertise, including high-value LNG sale and purchase agreements. Highly sought after by major state-owned entities and private corporate clients in the wider region. Frequently assists Japanese and Korean clients on energy transactions, project development, financing and energy-related dispute resolution from the Tokyo office. Also well versed in advising on renewable and conventional power mandates. Shows significant expertise on cross-border oil and gas matters with a global reach, and a wealth of experience on domestic energy projects in South-East Asia.


One client comments: "We work with several international law firms, and King & Spalding set themselves apart by being able to appreciate the nature of our business and the actual problems faced, not only at law, but also any managerial and operational constraints that impacted our position. It is a conscientious firm, always seeking to guide, encourage and warn our organisation during the course of the process that we were committed to." The same source also praises the team's "great attention to detail," "ability to communicate" with all parties and "strong awareness of different cultural sensitivities across the Asian region."

A client says that the practice's "strengths are deep knowledge in the power and infrastructure sector and a good track record of international projects as a team."

Sources also say that team members are "very client-centric" and that "they try to get us good terms and are responsive and adhere to tight deadlines."

Another client reports: "They are very responsive and have a great capacity for dealing with unexpected issues," adding that "the firm is very capable of handling large mandates with multiple cross-border aspects."

Work highlights

Advised MODEC on the due diligence of the upstream and midstream documentation supporting its winning bid to construct and operate an FPSO and charter it to ENI.

Acted for Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority on the regulatory aspects of its unbundling and privatisation.

Notable practitioners

John McClenahan in Tokyo, and Richard Nelson and Merrick White in Singapore, are main points of contact.

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Energy & Natural Resources Department

King & Spalding LLP

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1 Raffles Quay

#31-01 North Tower


Singapore Island



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