Milbank LLP

Projects, Energy & Natural Resources: International Firms Department

South Korea
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What the team is known for Primarily handles project financing on behalf of Korean and international lenders, advising on investments in South-East Asia and beyond. Offers broad-ranging sector expertise across the energy, resources and petrochemical sectors. Draws much of its work in this field from its extensive base of Korean clients, frequently advising them on outbound deals. Regularly acts for Korean lenders on cross-jurisdictional project financing mandates, leveraging its global presence to coordinate its advice. Its presence on the ground in Seoul is also appreciated, both for its accessibility and as an indication of the firm's commitment to the local market.

Strengths An interviewee brings into relief the team's "track record of finding solutions which work commercially and are known to deliver results."

"Milbank always takes a good care of its clients in and out of the meeting room, developing excellent relationships," reveals another client.

Work highlights Assisted the lenders with the financing of the refinery and petrochemical integrated project (RAPID) in Southern Johor, Malaysia.

Notable practitioners

The "user-friendly" and "high-quality"
David Gartside
continues to impress as a counsel of choice for international project finance matters. A client enthuses over his "experience with Korean public institutional lenders," explaining: "He really understands what we need internally, communicates very clearly and finds solutions for us. He moves things forward."