Milbank LLP

Projects & Energy Department

Singapore
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What the team is known for Exceptionally well regarded for its advice on complex power projects, particularly in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Experienced in assisting with coal-fired plant development, as well as varied renewable power mandates. Maintains an impressive slate of lenders and sponsors as clients, who value the team's formidable capabilities in both finance and development. Well placed to advise on infrastructure-related mandates, as well as being highly capable on petrochemical matters.

Foreign desks Well-established practice frequently involved in financing large, multi-sourced projects in Indonesia, offering particular experience of coal, hydropower and geothermal projects. It represents international financiers and Indonesian project developers. The team acted for Asian Development Bank, IFC, SMBC and MUFG on the financing of a 275 MW gas-fired project in Riau Province. James Murray and Melissa Lewis are key contacts.

Notable practitioners

James Murray is an incredibly active projects adviser, representing lenders, developers and sponsors on projects across the region. "He's one of the best for this, for development or finance," remarks one client. He is often sought out by clients for work relating to the Philippines and Indonesia.

Up-and-coming partner James Orme regularly assists global commercial banks with the financing of major power projects in the region. A client reports: "He's dependable, able to distil complex issues into simple concepts, and an encyclopaedia when it comes to project financing. He can co-ordinate big teams on complex transactions, and his recent promotion to partner is well deserved." He is noted for his prominent activity in the Indonesian market.