Mayer Brown LLP

Projects & Energy Department

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What the team is known for Respected team which excels in power, petrochemical and telecommunications projects in Myanmar, Pakistan and Indonesia. Noted for experience in hydropower, as well as temporary power plant projects. Increasingly active advising on oil and gas-related matters. Represents both lenders and sponsors in project financing and development, with especially strong experience acting for multinationals.

Foreign desks The Singapore office is proficient in advising lenders and developers on power projects in Myanmar. It offers notable expertise in investments in renewable energy projects. The team acted for the sponsors, as well as the project company to be established by National Infrastructure Holdings and Myanmar Chemical & Machinery, on the development of a 300 MW temporary power plant in Yangon to address an electricity shortage in the region. Nathan Dodd and Ben Thompson are key contacts.

Notable practitioners

Maintaining an impressive Myanmar-facing practice, Ben Thompson is respected by peers as lenders' counsel for project financing. "Ben Thompson in Singapore has been impressive," says a client, adding: "They helped lenders to negotiate a set of financing documents for an IPP in a new jurisdiction."

Head of the South-East Asia projects group, Nathan Dodd is sought out for advice on LNG projects throughout the region. He is recognised for his experience advising on cross-border matters relating to Myanmar. "He does a really strong job in power," remarks one interviewee.

LNG practice leader for Asia Nick Kouvaritakis is highly regarded for bringing his extensive experience in the industry to bear on his client's behalf. "He has an efficient track record in the energy field and with emerging companies, so he has that commercial sense," comments one client.