Norton Rose Fulbright's well-resourced project finance practice in Singapore has an impressive global network and deep expertise across the power, infrastructure and oil and gas sectors. Also well regarded for advice on project development, particularly in relation to power projects. Experienced in renewable energy mandates, including solar and hydropower projects. Maintains a broad portfolio of clients including ECAs and international banks, such as ING Bank and Asian Development Bank. Handles work across the region.
Norton Rose Fulbright regularly acts for construction companies and financial institutions on major development projects in the Indian oil and gas sector. Particularly experienced in advising on wind and solar energy mandates, the team is led by Nick Merritt. Its lawyers are also well placed to advise on projects-related disputes.
The Singapore office leads much of the firm's Malaysia-related projects and energy work, including M&A, joint ventures and financings. Also offers capabilities in restructurings in the oil and gas and power sectors. It acts for international and Malaysian clients, including financial institutions and energy companies. The team advised Gas Malaysia on the liberalisation of Malaysia's downstream gas market. Stephen Begley is a key client contact for Malaysia-related work.
Ben Smith has significant expertise pertaining to LNG sale and purchase agreements and downstream gas regulatory issues. A source commends his "strong knowledge of the LNG industry and understanding of clients."
Andrew Digges often advises lenders on the financing of power projects, as well as project development. He also handles infrastructure, petrochemical and mining matters. He has experience of assisting with matters in Indonesia.
Nick Merritt is well versed in the financing and development of infrastructure projects, including PPP and IPP projects. "He is a commercially minded and high-quality lawyer who is solutions-focused to our more strategic problems," remarks a client. He has particular expertise in India and Thailand.
Nicky Davies is a well-respected lawyer, with strong expertise in the development of power and infrastructure projects, including PPPs. An interviewee reports: "She has demonstrated excellent skills in contract negotiations, particularly for EPC and O&M agreements, recognising how to bridge core bankability issues with commercial realities."