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Asia-Pacific Asia-Pacific Region Energy & Natural Resources

Although Chambers is aware of the overlap with Projects and project financing, the energy chapters focus on corporate / commercial and regulatory issues arising from the energy and natural resources sectors. These include the regulatory components of M&A and other transactional work, pure regulatory work related to the application for licenses and compliance and enforcement with regulatory bodies. Chambers guides focuses on key industry sectors including Electricity, Oil & Gas, Renewables and Nuclear matters.

All departments profiles

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Band 1
  1. Allen & Overy
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1
  2. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. 2
    Ashurst
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Ashurst is the preferred legal counsel for a range of major oil and gas and mining clients across the Asia-Pacific Region, especially in relation to LNG matters. Frequently appointed on complex energy sector acquisitions, sale and purchase agreements, joint venture arrangements and production sharing contracts. Impressive offering across the Asia-Pacific region, with teams in Singapore, Japan and Australia. Well experienced in energy mandates relating to a number of jurisdictions, such as India, Bangladesh, Vietnam and the Philippines. Also offers advice on renewables and clean energy matters.
  2. King & Spalding
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    King & Spalding
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    King & Spalding has a formidable team of lawyers in Singapore with extensive oil and gas expertise, including high-value LNG sale and purchase agreements. Highly sought after by major state-owned entities and private corporate clients in the wider region. Frequently assists Japanese and Korean clients on energy transactions, project development, financing and energy-related dispute resolution from the Tokyo office. Also well versed in advising on renewable and conventional power mandates. Shows significant expertise on cross-border oil and gas matters with a global reach, and a wealth of experience on domestic energy projects in South-East Asia.
  3. 2
    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Latham & Watkins leverages its formidable project development and financing legal capabilities to advise on a range of energy transactions for some of the largest power companies and financial institutions in the region. Regularly handles matters across the power, oil and gas, and mining sectors, with notable experience in renewables and LNG mandates. Teams in Singapore, China and Japan lead energy sector M&A, capital markets, joint ventures and due diligence work. Active in commercial energy work across Asia, as well as Europe and Africa.
  4. 2
    Linklaters
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Linklaters has an established legal team in China with experience advising international and domestic energy companies on high-value M&A transactions. Japan and Singapore offices are frequently instructed on a range of energy transactions in the LNG and power sectors. Also handles renewable power and mining-related transactions. Serves a broad range of financial institutions, energy multinationals and state-owned enterprises. Assists clients on mandates in Africa and Latin America as well as across Asia.
  5. Baker McKenzie
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
  6. King & Wood Mallesons
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Clifford Chance
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    Clifford Chance
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Clifford Chance has a highly experienced team of lawyers advising on major development and financings, regularly acting on projects in South and South-East Asia, in China and across the Asia-Pacific region. Utilises its global network in support of significant cross-border mandates for leading multinationals. Its impressive client base includes international oil majors and state-owned energy companies. Noteworthy industry knowledge in oil and gas, power and renewable energy, with a wealth of experience in a wide range of LNG matters. The team represents significant corporate and financial clients on infrastructure and mining work. Specialist expertise concerning the arbitration of cross-border energy and resources sector disputes.
  2. DLA Piper Hong Kong
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    DLA Piper Hong Kong
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper's established team of lawyers across the Asia-Pacific Region handles a range of transactional mandates, including acquisitions, investments, joint ventures and restructurings across the oil and gas, mining, power and green energy sectors. Wins particular praise for its track record acting for Chinese SOEs, also servicing a wider range of domestic and international energy companies and lenders in the space. Offering a high cross-border capability, facilitated by the integrated nature of DLA Piper's global network. Offers additional experience assisting clients with geothermal energy projects, advising on the financing and regulatory elements. Experience in the management of high-level, cross-jurisdictional contentious matters, notably including arbitration.
  3. Milbank LLP
    3
    Milbank LLP
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    Lawyers at Milbank have an impressive track record advising local and international clients, including trading houses, utilities and ECAs, regularly assisting with cross-border energy mandates across diverse jurisdictions. Offers significant strength in its Japan-based group, with a notable team in Singapore. Especially experienced in the financing and development of projects in South-East Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Excels in handling LNG and other traditional power projects, as well as advising on infrastructure mandates. Also sought after to advise on major infrastructure and energy projects in South America and the USA. Well-established reputation in the Indian market for advising key clients on the development and financing of power and infrastructure projects.
  4. Shearman & Sterling
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    Shearman & Sterling
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Shearman & Sterling has solid experience advising on the legal aspects of global projects, particularly from its offices in Singapore and Tokyo. Has particular expertise advising on financing and development of nuclear power projects, and also skilled at taking on renewable energy matters. Advises on oil and gas and power-related mandates. Particularly active on LNG, assisting its high-profile Asian client base with investments around the world. Experienced in acquisitions and disposals in the energy and natural resources space, as well as joint venture arrangements. Rounding out a full-spectrum practice, the firm also handles M&A relating to mining and renewable power.
  5. Norton Rose Fulbright
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Allens
    4
    Allens
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    Allens has a longstanding focus on mining work, with a leading energy and natural resources law team in Australia. Especially experienced in energy M&A and funding matters for private and government clients, with additional capability on divestment and contracts issues. Regularly mandated by multinational players in the oil and gas and utilities industries. On-the-ground team in Vietnam, frequently mandated to advise on oil and gas, power and utilities transactions. Notable expertise in renewables work, acting on transactions as well as the full life-cycle of development projects.
  2. Baker Botts LLP
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    Baker Botts LLP
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    Baker Botts has a large and experienced legal team capable of handling a variety of substantial matters, regularly instructed by international and Chinese energy companies as well as Chinese state-owned enterprises on major cross-border oil and gas transactions. Active on transactions in South-East Asia, involving jurisdictions such as Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, and has extended its reach to advise on mandates involving Central Asia and North America. Hong Kong and Beijing teams regularly advise on investments, acquisitions and joint ventures, especially in the LNG sector.
  3. Dechert
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    Dechert
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Dechert houses an established team in China that provides end-to-end offering in energy infrastructure development, from project financing and sustainability bonds to construction and development. Its impressive client roster consists of state-owned energy entities. Also advises on downstream asset disposals and divestments.
  4. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's Singapore-based legal practice is known for its handling of big-ticket M&A for international oil and gas players, with expertise spanning upstream and midstream assets. Active on matters across the region, including the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. Maintains a varied portfolio of clients including private equity firms, national oil companies and government entities. Also noted for its in-depth expertise in production sharing contracts and power sector mandates. Skilled at advising on energy regulatory and compliance matters.
  5. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    4
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has a well-reputed team of lawyers, especially in Singapore, commended for deep sector expertise in oil and gas. Able to advise on a full spectrum of matters, from large-scale energy M&A to unitisation agreements and environmental issues. Significant experience acting for large multinationals in the power and mining sectors on matters across South-East Asia, with a strong profile in Indonesia and Malaysia. Also houses noteworthy renewable energy capabilities.
  6. Jones Day
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    Jones Day
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    Jones Day is experienced in advising major energy conglomerates on the legal aspects of complex cross-border oil and gas transactions. Assists private equity funds and asset management companies with investments into the energy and natural resources market. Has on-the-ground specialists in Singapore and Australia. Handles a range of mining, renewables and power mandates throughout the Asian markets, with notable activities in India, Vietnam and Bangladesh.
  7. Morrison Foerster
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    Morrison Foerster
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Morrison & Foerster's team in Japan acts as legal counsel to significant clients on development and financing mandates, especially for projects located in Japan, South-East Asia and further afield. Gas and LNG are areas of particular expertise, whilst the team remains active advising on renewable projects, most notably in the solar power sector. Also maintains a strong record in handling IPP bids, restructuring of joint ventures and expansion of existing projects. Coordinated team of both bengoshi and New York-qualified lawyers allows for a holistic cross-border practice. Its key clients include Tokyo Gas and Sumitomo.
  8. Watson Farley & Williams LLP
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    Watson Farley & Williams LLP
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Watson Farley & Williams has an impressive legal team for energy and natural resources work across South-East Asia, with notable experience also in Hong Kong. Well placed to handle projects work in Vietnam, especially drawing on resources from offices in Hanoi and Hong Kong. Dedicated focus on renewable energy projects in Thailand, including solar and wind projects. Primarily handles its Malaysia-related work out of the firm's Singapore office, acting for both Malaysian and international clients. Possesses longstanding experience handling offshore upstream and FPSO work. 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.
  9. White & Case LLP
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    White & Case LLP
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    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.