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Energy & Natural Resources

Band 4Asia-Pacific RegionGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Established 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

One client highlights the lawyers' "expertise, reliability and ability to deliver complex deals in an efficient manner," adding: "The team are experts in their fields and have a very distinctive sense of understanding their clients' needs and delivering results on time."

One client reports: "They have a lot of experience in the industry, they respond quickly and their legal advice is both precise and commercial."

A client appreciates the firm's customer service, noting: "This team is great at analysing complex legal and commercial issues and advising us in a clear, effective and concise manner."

Sources often commend the team's ability to communicate well with all parties in a transaction. One client says the team are "conscious of deadlines and ensure all parties across the table are comfortable," while another interviewee says: "They are effective in helping us as lenders explain to borrowers what is needed."

Interviewees are impressed by the firm's "practical knowledge and experience in terms of industry and financing precedents," as well as its "full understanding and protection of the client's position."

One source notes that the practice's "very diligent, customer-oriented" lawyers "provide a very timely response."

Another adds: "They are very commercially minded, with an eye for delivering what the client requires."

Work highlights

Represented Malakoff in the sale of its 50% interest in the Macarthur Wind Farm in Victoria.

Represented the financiers, including KEXIM and K-Sure, on a USD2.3 billion senior financing to Uzbekistan GTL.

Represented a number of lenders in relation to the multibillion-dollar financing of the development of a gas liquefaction facility in Mozambique.

Provided Kazakh law support to Metso Corporation on the merger of its subsidiary Metso Minerals with Outotec.

Notable practitioners

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

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Energy & Natural Resources

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