King & Spalding's market-leading practice in Singapore houses formidable oil and gas expertise and impressive credentials for power and hydropower mandates. Sought out for advice on large-scale international energy and power M&A. Frequently handles a range of complex high-value transactions including LNG procurement and price reviews, as well as power offtake arrangements and cross-border investment. Particular expertise working on deals across South-East Asia, including in Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam. Experienced working with both public and private entities. Key clients include Mitsui and Petronas.
King & Spalding's Singapore office is known for its impressive Indonesia-facing team which remains active on oil and gas transactions and development. The firm also handles power projects, including in the renewable space. The team assisted Mitsui with its exit from coal-fired assets in China and Indonesia. Richard Nelson is a key contact for the firm's Indonesia desk.
The firm's Singapore office often handles M&A and procurement work in the Philippines, related to the energy and infrastructure sectors. The team advised Giga Ace 4, which is a subsidiary of AC Energy, on the procurement of a 60 MWh battery energy storage system from SAFT. Richard Nelson, Simon Cowled and Wade Coriell are key contacts.
Richard Nelson is a leading oil and gas lawyer in Singapore, active on upstream and downstream projects. He is especially recommended for LNG matters. A client enthuses that "he has deep industry knowledge and is responsive, practical and easy to get along with." Another source says that "he is always timely in providing top-quality legal advice." He is well versed on matters in Indonesia.
Anthony Patten continues to be highly active on energy transactions internationally. He acts for major oil, gas and energy companies on a range of matters, particularly LNG offtake agreements. According to a source, "he has a very good practice and insight into LNG and energy."
Simon Cowled specialises in power, handling the full range of mandates from M&A to procurement. A source reports: "He is very practical in his approach, identifying issues and coming up with proposed solutions." An additional interviewee says that "he has good knowledge about complicated transactions." He is active on matters in Indonesia.