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King & Spalding has developed a focused but highly successful offering in Singapore, and enjoys a reputation as an energy and disputes powerhouse in the region. Sitting alongside a Tokyo office, Singapore functions as a vital hub for ASEAN and South Asia. Clients in search of cross-border support benefit from in-house expertise relating to the Philippines, India and Indonesia, and the firm maintains links to local counsel firms throughout the region to effectively manage international projects.
From Singapore, the firm has cultivated a pre-eminent energy and natural resources practice. Cross-border LNG, oil and gas, and power projects are handled expertly by a market-leading stable of lawyers who act for a combination of multinationals and state-owned entities. Project finance is another clear strength for the firm, an area of practice which is significantly enhanced by its energy capabilities. The firm also boasts one of the leading international arbitration practices in Singapore across South-East Asia.
Discussing a cross-border transaction handled by the team, a client reports: "The entire team has been extremely responsive. It was a fairly complex transaction which needed coordination with counsels in three jurisdictions. They worked seamlessly with other law firms and companies."
Members of the team receive endorsements from clients for their "exceptional sector knowledge in the power and infrastructure domain and deep understanding of the Indonesian and Philippines markets." The same source continues: "They have the talent to hear clients' needs and provide adequate support for international deals."