Norton Rose Fulbright

Energy & Natural Resources Department

Asia-Pacific Region
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What the team is known for Wide-ranging experience advising on energy transactions in the region, with an impressive roster of oil and gas and mining clients. Also active in the renewables energy space. Good coverage provided from the hub jurisdictions of China, Japan and Australia, and also well versed in energy mandates relating to Brunei, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Noted for its impressive reputation in the projects and infrastructure space on large energy work.

Strengths One client remarks that the team provides "good client service," adding that its members are "very experienced in the sector and their commercial awareness is high."

One client finds that the team is "commercially savvy but also practical in finding solutions based on desired outcomes."

Clients are also quick to praise the level of service provided, with one noting that it has a "large-firm offering but with the attentiveness of a small practice." 

Another client says: "They are very helpful and have an experienced team with in-depth expertise. This really saves us time and pushes our position. It is very good to have the adviser lift that weight off you."

Work highlights Advised Eni Australia on its entry into the Australian market and its acquisition of three construction-ready solar projects in the Northern Territory.

Advised JBIC on its provision of a buyer’s USD482 million credit loan facility to Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority for the purposes of purchasing a set of power generation equipment.

Notable practitioners

Tom Luckock in Hong Kong, George Gibson in Tokyo and Keira Brennan in Brisbane are the key points of contact.