Latham & Watkins LLP

Projects & Energy Department

Singapore
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What the team is known for Maintains a market-leading reputation for handling high-profile power and oil and gas mandates across the Asia-Pacific region. Highly experienced with both traditional and renewable energy projects. A trusted adviser to commercial banks, sponsors and export credit agencies on complex project financings, especially those involving Indonesia and the Philippines. Also highly valued for advice on headline project development matters.

Foreign desks The Singapore office regularly advises on the financing and development of power and renewable energy projects in Indonesia. The team represented lenders including JBIC, Asian Development Bank and Mizuho Bank on the project financing for the Rantau Dedap geothermal power project. Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi, Stephen McWilliams and Andrew Roche are key contacts for the firm's Indonesia desk.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Roche assists clients with major project financings in a number of areas, including transport infrastructure and power production. He has a long track record assisting clients with matters relating to Indonesia. A client notes: "Andrew Roche is very practical with a good grasp of the issues. He protects his clients and I can trust him to get the job done."

Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi is "a fantastic lawyer in project finance," states one client. She advises leading sponsors on gas and power development projects in the region. She is recognised for her particular expertise in relation to Indonesia-facing matters in the oil and gas space.

Stephen McWilliams acts across the Asia-Pacific region on market-leading project finance and development matters. He is particularly respected for his activity relating to Indonesia. "Stephen is a key partner for me, he builds a strong rapport," says one client.