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Watson Farley & Williams

Energy & Natural Resources

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What the team is known for

Impressive group for energy and natural resources work across South-East Asia, with notable experience also in Hong Kong. Highly reputed Vietnam projects team draws on resources from its offices in Hanoi, Hong Kong and Singapore. Dedicated focus on renewable energy projects in Thailand, including solar and wind projects. Primarily handles its Malaysia-related work out of the firm's Singapore office, acting for both Malaysian and international clients. Possesses longstanding experience handling offshore upstream and FPSO work. Acts extensively for leading shipping and energy clients on project financing, including high-value M&A transactions and loan restructuring. Highly experienced advising on BOT and EPC contracts, as well as land use rights and power purchase agreements. Also well versed in handling renewable energy projects, especially those relating to solar power.

Strengths

One impressed client comments: "The team provides significant support for smooth negotiation with numerous Vietnamese agencies. I highly recommend the team for any organisation seeking legal advice for high-profile projects of a complex nature."

The same source adds: "With their deep knowledge in the field, the team are very keyed in to aspects of Vietnamese power projects. They are also able to provide high-quality advice in all stages of the energy project life-cycle."

A client indicates that team members maintain "a nice balance of local and international understanding."

A source comments on the team's "very good quality of work."

Work highlights

Advised Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade on the USD2 billion BOT contract for the 750 MW Dung Quat II gas-fired power plant.

Advised Super Wind Energy on the development of a 200 MW wind power farm in Vietnam.

Notable practitioners

Hong Kong-based Linh Doan, and Singapore-based Goh Mei Lin and Andrew Nimmo, are key points of contact for clients. Christopher Osborne is a key contact in Bangkok.

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Energy & Natural Resources Department

Watson Farley & Williams

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Singapore Island

Singapore

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