Watson Farley & Williams

Projects & Infrastructure Department

Asia-Pacific Region
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What the team is known for Highly reputed Vietnam projects team drawing on resources from its offices in Hanoi, Hong Kong and Singapore. Possesses longstanding experience handling offshore upstream and FPSO work. Works closely with LVN & Associates to boost the firm's power project-related capabilities significantly. Possesses key strength in handling government mandates related to the development of large-scale power projects. 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. Primarily handles its Malaysia-related work out of the firm's Singapore office, acting for both Malaysian and international clients.

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."

Another client emphasises the practice's "nice balance of local and international understanding."

A source who commends the practice's "very good quality of work," goes on to say: "With their deep knowledge in the field, the team is very keyed in to aspects of Vietnamese power projects. They are also able to provide high-quality advice at all stages of the energy project life-cycle."

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

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