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Energy & Natural Resources

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What the team is known for

Established China team with experience advising international and domestic energy companies on high-value M&A transactions. Japan and Singapore offices are frequently instructed on a range of energy transactions in the LNG and power sectors. Also handles renewable power and mining-related transactions. Serves a broad range of financial institutions, energy multinationals and state-owned enterprises. Assists clients on mandates in Africa and Latin America as well as across Asia.

Strengths

A client endorses the firm's problem-solving capabilities, reporting: "They always provide constructive advice, helping us overcome difficult issues, break negotiation deadlocks and navigate through the challenging transaction life-cycle."

One client reports: "We think the firm has been highly responsive to client needs. The firm’s proposal is realistic and contemplated in terms of commercial matters and the timeline of the project. They understand the importance of avoiding an inefficient method. We believe the firm is one of the best firms in the market."

Another client says: "We always put them on the list. They understand our requirements and they are hard-working. Their advice is always carefully catered to us, and their opinions are always very clear and very helpful."

Work highlights

Acted as common lenders' counsel to JBIC, ADB and commercial lenders on the USD1.36 billion project financing of the 2,500 MW Gulf gas-fired IPP in Thailand.

Notable practitioners

James McLaren in Hong Kong and John Maxwell in Japan are key points of contact.

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Overview

Linklaters offers a full service offering across all practice areas and throughout the entire energy and natural resources value chain including corporate/M&A, banking and finance, projects, capital markets, antitrust/competition, regulatory, environment and planning, dispute resolution, tax and structured finance practices.

We have a core team of energy and resource specialists that work on transactions in the oil and gas, power and resources sectors on a daily basis. This includes on traditional oil and gas exploration and production, long term offtake and marketing arrangements, commodity trading, power and resources M&A.

Our coordinated regional and global sector teams are able to support our clients on inbound, outbound and intra-Asia deals. This is further enhanced by our energy and natural resources joint venture with Allens (Australia, Mongolia and Vietnam), our association with Widyawan & Partners (Indonesia) and our alliance with Webber Wentzel (South Africa/Africa).

Linklaters was awarded Asia Energy Firm of Year at the The Asia Legal Awards 2017 and Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year in 2016 and 2017 at the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards.

Energy & Natural Resources Department

Linklaters

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Department location

Alexandra House

10th Floor

18 Chater Road

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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