Watson Farley & Williams

Projects Department

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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, Singapore. Possesses long-standing 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 relating to solar power.

Strengths One client is quick to indicate their appreciation for the services rendered: "The lawyers consistently demonstrate their expertise in this area; they understand our business requirements and provide on-point, pragmatic legal solutions for us."

Another interviewee reports: "Watson Farley & Williams is our go-to law firm for power projects in Asia. The service has always been second to none and they have been proactive in ensuring we get first-class service."

A third source is also full of praise for the firm, confirming: "They are one of the top law firms in the field."

Work highlights Assisted the World Bank Group with a feasibility study and options report for the development of an LNG-to-power value chain in Vietnam.

Notable practitioners

Hong Kong-based Linh Doan is a market leader in the projects space in Vietnam. She is singled out by sources for her "expertise in the power sector" and "good relations with the Vietnamese government and ministries." She is an expert in both conventional and renewable power projects and frequently advises government entities, as well as major international developers and financiers.