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Projects Department

Vietnam
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What the team is known for Robust regional projects offering, working from bases in Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong. Key strengths include expertise in project financing and development in the infrastructure and energy sectors, with further specialisation in power facility construction and operation, especially as it relates to thermal power. Well versed in handling BOT projects in Vietnam. Works closely with its local alliance partner, Allens, to ensure a comprehensive service on cross-border matters. Regularly acts for private multinationals and investment institutions as sponsors and project owners.

Strengths One source highlights the cross-border capabilities of the firm, reporting: "They have a very broad network across Asia and work very well together as an integrated team."

Work highlights Advised Siam Commercial Bank as lender on the USD600 million long-term loan to Long Son Petrochemicals to support the financing of its petrochemical project in Vietnam.

Notable practitioners

Hong Kong-based Stuart Salt is renowned for his expertise in the development, financing and acquisitions of power projects, having led the firm's global projects, infrastructure and energy group on numerous significant mandates across the region. He has over three decades of experience advising on high-value cross-border project finance instructions.