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King & Wood Mallesons

Energy & Natural Resources

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What the team is known for

Respected teams based in Australia and Mainland China. Considerable experience advising on cross-border oil and gas, mining and power sector mandates, spanning M&A, licensing and projects. Acts for Chinese and Australian energy companies as well as financial institutions. Active on energy work across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, with experience acting on mandates involving countries in Europe, South America and the Middle East.

Strengths

One source praises the team's "ability to act commercial and focus on key issues" and "ability to access specialist expertise and firm experience to cover the field on the needs of a project."

Commentators highlight the firm's bench strength, one reporting: "What we appreciate the most is King & Wood Mallesons' ability to work seamlessly together. We only need to deal with the same lawyers while knowing there is a bigger team working behind the scene."

Another interviewee observes: "They are very focused on representing large state-owned enterprises in cross-border matters. They are very good in domestic and overseas work."

Another interviewee adds: "They are technically excellent, and their capability has good depth and is seamless across the practice areas."

Work highlights

Represented Lochard Energy in a damages claim against EnergyAustralia, concerning its purchase of Iona Gas Storage Facility for over AUD1 billion.

Acted for Engie China Investment Company on its acquisition of 34 rooftop photovoltaic projects in China.

Notable practitioners

Louis Chiam in Melbourne and Xiong Jin in Beijing are the key client contacts.

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Energy & Natural Resources Department

King & Wood Mallesons

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13/F, Gloucester Tower

The Landmark

15 Queen's Road Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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