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Global Managing Partner: Paul Jenkins
Managing Partner Singapore: Rob Palmer
Number of partners in Singapore: 10
Number of lawyers in Singapore: 33
Languages:English, Burmese, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, German, Gujarati, Bahasa Indonesia, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Spanish, Tagalog

Firm Overview:
Ashurst Singapore advises leading corporations, financial institutions and multilateral agencies, as well as government and semi-government entities. The firm advises on international, cross-border transactions, projects and disputes from Singapore. The Singapore office opened in 1996 and has developed strong working relationships with leading local law firms across Southeast Asia, which allows the firm to deliver seamless legal advice across the ASEAN region. Ashurst also draws on expertise from its Asia Pacific network, including its highly regarded Australian network.

Main Areas of Practice:
Aerospace & Defence
Banking & Finance
Built Environment
Business Support Services
Capital Markets
Consumer, Food & Retail
Corporate & M&A
Dispute Resolution
Hotels, Leisure & Gaming
Insurance & Reinsurance
Investment Funds
Manufacturing & Distribution
Mining Oil & Gas
Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
Private Equity
Real Estate
Restructuring, Insolvency & Special Situations
Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Key Deals & Matters:
Ashurst Singapore has a deep understanding of the ASEAN countries and of helping clients to do business across the region.
Matters in which the firm has acted that are illustrative of its practice areas are listed below.
■ Tokyo Gas on the structuring, development and financing of the Thi Vai LNG Receiving Terminal and the Nhon Trach 3&4 Power projects in Vietnam, the country’s first integrated LNG to power project
■ AGL Energy on the development of the first LNG regasification terminal in Australia, a floating LNG receiving terminal to be located on the east coast of Australia
■ Total and INPEX on its negotiations with the Government of Indonesia and Pertamina on the critical transfer of the Mahakam block in East Kalimantan-Indonesia, the largest gas field in the country producing around 25% of Indonesia’s natural gas output
■ FGEN LNG Corporation on the development and financing of the US$1bn Batangas LNG regasification facility in the Philippines, including terminal construction and its related LNG procurement arrangements and downstream gas sales. FEN LNG is a subsidiary of First Gen, one of the largest independent power producers in the Philippines and is listed on the PSE
■ Pertamina on the negotiation with Petrobangla, Bangladesh’s national oil company, of the key terms of long-term LNG supply
■ Enel Green Power on its proposed development of a number of hydropower projects in Indonesia
■ China Development Bank on the financing of the Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Rail Project in Indonesia, the largest ever infrastructure project in Indonesia history and the first high speed railway project in Indonesia. It is also seen as a pilot project for China’s Belt-and-Road initiative
■ The arrangers of the financing of the construction of the proposed 750MW Kafue- Gorge Lower hydroelectric power station on the Kafue river in Zambia
■ An Indonesian SOE on its proposed acquisition of a 51% interest in a mine located in Indonesia, which is the largest gold mine and second largest copper mine in the world
■ Mayur Resources, a Singapore company with indirect mining operations in Papua New Guinea, on its listing on the Australia Stock Exchange
■ The consortium of investors in relation to their A$1 billion acquisition of the Real Pet Food Company Group
■ The Brunei Ministry of Development on the procurement, contract documentation, contract administration and dispute resolution (as necessary) of the multi-billion dollar Temburong Bridge Project
■ An international engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) firm in BANI arbitration proceedings against an Indonesian based EPCI firm in a matter which was transferred to Ashurst from a competitor law firm
■ A multinational construction and engineering corporation in relation to ongoing Singapore-seated ICC arbitration proceedings arising out of the construction of the world’s largest single contract geothermal project
■ A multinational construction and engineering corporation in defending Singapore-based ICC arbitration proceedings arising from the construction of a polysilicon production plant in Southeast Asia
■ A leading international investment group on its acquisition of a solar power project business with assets across the Asia Pacific region


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