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Asia-Pacific 2022
Asia-Pacific Region Energy & Natural Resources
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Chambers Review

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Energy & Natural Resources - Asia-Pacific Region
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Band 4
What the team is known for

White & Case has an established legal team that is widely praised for its deep knowledge in LNG and is highly rated for its work in the renewable and mining space, advising on transactions and project development. Displaying impressive expertise in Australia, Japan and China, the firm also leverages its team in South Korea when advising on cross-border mandates. Taps into industry expertise housed across its impressive global network, with longstanding client relationships in the Middle East, Malaysian and Indonesian markets. Also highly regarded for its project infrastructure development-related capability and well placed to advise on relevant construction, environmental and financing issues. Routinely mandated on high-profile LNG infrastructure projects and also offers experience in the renewables sphere, especially on solar power developments.

Strengths

A client maintains that White & Case is the firm "with the most energy project development expertise in Australia," and also notes: "Their depth of knowledge, and their ability to help their clients understand risk, commercial and legal issues is ahead of the rest of the field and backed by a deep support base."

Another client, who observes: "We have a longstanding and highly valued relationship with White & Case and instruct them on most of our landmark projects," adds: "The key lawyers with whom we work are best in class in terms of experience, expertise and client care."

Clients note White & Case for its "expertise, work efficiency, knowledge and client care."

A client admires the "high level of expertise and prompt work" from White & Case, adding that "they are always logical, friendly and obviously outstanding."

Another interviewee appreciates the team's "high quality of services based on experience," further adding that "they ensure the quality for clients by providing proposals based on precedents and having appropriate discussions and close communication with clients."

Work highlights

White & Case advised Star of the South on a wide range of issues - including the legislative regime, land assembly strategy and environmental impact aspects - of the proposed AUD10 billion development of a major wind farm project of the same name off the coast of Victoria's Gippsland region.

White & Case advised Nostrum Oil & Gas on its proposed restructuring of USD1.1 billion of notes due in 2022 and 2025.

White & Case represented Korean Electric Power Corporation in the acquisition and financing of the Jawa 9 & 10 IPP in Indonesia.

White & Case acted for Citigroup Global Markets as global coordinator, and Mizuho Securities USA, Morgan Stanley and SMBC Nikko Securities America as joint bookrunners, on an FPSO project bond issuance by MV24 Capital under Rule 144A and Regulation S.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Clark and Brendan Quinn in Melbourne are key contacts at the Australian practice. Paul Harrison and Alexander Woody are key contacts in Tokyo. Saul Daniel is a key contact in Singapore and David Li is a key contact in Beijing. Sungjin Kang and Sarah Park are key contacts in Seoul and Maxim Telemtayev is a key contact in Nur-Sultan.