What the team is known for
Well-resourced project finance practice, with 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, and solar power projects in particular. Maintains a broad portfolio of clients including ECAs and international banks. Handles work across the region, with notable activity in Malaysia.
The team regularly acts for construction companies and financial institutions on major developments 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. It advised DBS Bank, MUFG Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking on a USD262.5 million loan to an India-based crude oil terminal operator and storage and terminal services provider. 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. Stephen Begley is a key client contact for Malaysia-related work.
has an excellent reputation as an infrastructure and oil and gas projects lawyer. Market sources describe him as a "solid operator,"
and clients rate his "great legal knowledge on front-end engineering matters."
He is recognised for his experience in project-related financing and acquisitions in the Indonesian market.
is "well networked and has been around a long time,"
say market commentators. He is well versed in the financing and development of infrastructure projects. A client reports that he is "extremely commercial and excellent in terms of getting to solutions the other party could accept."
He comes highly recommended for its India and Thailand-related project finance and energy practice.