Global Singapore Energy & Natural Resources: International
- King & Spalding
- Ben Smith Norton Rose Fulbright
- Kunal Kapoor Watson Farley & Williams LLP
- Melissa Ng Clifford Chance
- Michael Lawson King & Wood Mallesons
- Nick Kouvaritakis Mayer Brown PK Wong & Nair Pte. Ltd.
- Paul Greening Jones Day
- Adrian ChengHerbert Smith Freehills
- Brian GordonSquire Patton Boggs
- Lian Yok TanSquire Patton Boggs
Up and Coming
- Jessica Ham Baker Botts L.L.P.
- Irina AkentjevaHerbert Smith Freehills
1King & SpaldingEnergy & Natural Resources: International2023 | Band 1 |King & Spalding's market-leading energy practice in Singapore houses formidable oil and gas expertise and impressive credentials for power mandates. The firm is sought out for advice on large-scale international energy and power M&A and frequently handles a range of complex high-value transactions, including LNG procurement and price reviews, as well as power offtake arrangements and cross-border investment. The team has particular expertise working on deals across South-East Asia, including in Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam, and is experienced working with both public and private entities. Key clients include JERA, Keppel Capital and Batavia Oil.
- AshurstEnergy & Natural Resources: International2023 | Band 1
2Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLPEnergy & Natural Resources: International2023 | Band 2 |Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's well-reputed energy team in Singapore is commended for deep sector expertise in oil and gas. The firm is able to advise on a full spectrum of matters, from large-scale energy M&A to unitisation agreements and environmental issues. The department has significant experience acting for large multinationals in the power and renewables sectors on matters across South-East Asia, with a strong profile in Indonesia and Malaysia. The team has further experience advising governmental bodies on energy transition mandates. MedcoEnergi and Chevron are key clients of the firm. 2Shearman & SterlingEnergy & Natural Resources: International2023 | Band 2 |Shearman & Sterling's highly acclaimed team in Singapore has a focus on project finance and development in the power sector. The firm has a varied client base including prominent developers as well as ECAs, and commercial and development banks. The team provides expert counsel on greenfield projects, and is noted for its deft handling of oil and gas, coal and infrastructure mandates. The firm is particularly active on LNG, assisting its high-profile Asian client base with investments around the world. The team is experienced in acquisitions and disposals in the energy and natural resources space, as well as joint venture arrangements related to the energy transition. The practice is active on the renewable energy front in the region, with recent activity on major solar, hydropower and wind projects. Shearman & Sterling offers a wide spread of expertise across Asia, including projects in South-East Asia, South Asia and the Middle East. The firm's notable clientele includes China Telecom and the IFC.
3Freshfields Bruckhaus DeringerEnergy & Natural Resources: International2023 | Band 3 |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. The firm is active on matters across the region, including the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. The department maintains a varied portfolio of clients including national oil companies and government entities. The team is also noted for its in-depth expertise in production sharing contracts and power sector mandates. The practice is skilled at advising on energy regulatory and compliance matters. Notable clientele of the firm includes Repsol and ConocoPhillips. 3McDermott Will & Emery LLPEnergy & Natural Resources: International2023 | Band 3 |McDermott Will & Emery houses a well-respected legal team in Singapore, earning recognition for its transactional abilities within the energy and natural resources market, including in the traditional and renewable energy industries. The lawyers in Singapore demonstrate key expertise in the Indonesian market, particularly advising on carbon capture and energy-transition related matters. The practice shows key sector knowledge in the LNG space, advising on SPA-related issues. Notable clients include TransEra Energy, Air Products and Crescent Petroleum.
- Herbert Smith FreehillsEnergy & Natural Resources: International2023 | Band 3
4Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLPEnergy & Natural Resources: International2023 | Band 4 |Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's experienced energy team in Singapore is well versed in cross-border M&A, divestitures, oil and gas contracts and project development. This includes expertise in the areas of natural gas and LNG sale and purchase agreements. The firm also has experience in renewables and advises on low carbon technology including hydrogen. The Singapore-based team works closely with its global energy and natural resources group to advise clients on transactions involving multiple jurisdictions. 4Allen & OveryEnergy & Natural Resources: International2023 | Band 4 |Allen & Overy has an established legal practice in Singapore handling both project development and financing. The Singapore-based team is bolstered by the firm's impressive international network and is able to provide strong service by drawing on resources from across the firm's network of offices in the region, offering particularly notable strength in Indonesia. The firm frequently advises heavyweight financial institutions and regional project sponsors on headline oil and gas, power, mining and infrastructure mandates, as well as LNG. Allen & Overy's Singapore office also often advises on transactions in the mining and oil and gas industries, with notable activity across Asia-Pacific, including in Indonesia and Taiwan. Notable clientele of the firm includes Ørsted and MEASAT Communication Systems. 4Baker McKenzie Wong & LeowEnergy & Natural Resources: International2023 | Band 4 |Baker McKenzie's Singapore projects and infrastructure group works in tandem with the finance team to support major energy multinationals and lenders on project development and financings. The firm handles both conventional and renewable power mandates, including hydropower, solar and wind projects. Baker McKenzie offers notable experience in Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam, working alongside its offices in each jurisdiction. The team is also recognised for advising on varied cross-border transactions relating to renewable power. Particular areas of strength include renewable energy investment, non-renewable power plants and LNG procurement. The firm's client list includes EDP Renováveis, Standard Chartered Bank and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. 4Clifford ChanceEnergy & Natural Resources: International2023 | Band 4 |Clifford Chance Singapore's high-calibre team is recommended for its experience in large power and infrastructure projects. The team is especially active on matters in the renewable energy space, including wind and solar, while also advising on the financing of LNG upstream and downstream projects. Clifford Chance leverages its comprehensive global network and impressive construction capabilities to provide support on project financing and development across the region, and further afield. Clients include private and state-owned project sponsors, commercial lenders and ECAs, with examples of clients including Macquarie Capital and CDPQ. Clifford Chance's Singapore-based team also supports energy sector clients on M&A and financing transactions. 4Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLPEnergy & Natural Resources: International2023 | Band 4 |Dentons Rodyk & Davidson is a respected law firm in Singapore with strong experience advising clients on transactional mandates within the energy sector, including cross-border M&A. The firm advises both state-owned entities and large private corporations on a variety of wind, hydropower, solar, oil and gas, and coal mandates. Dentons Rodyk & Davidson leverages an international network to provide a one-stop shop for local and international law advice. The firm's client base includes MNCs, as well as SOEs. Examples of clients include Solar United Network and Singapore Aero Engine Services. 4Jones DayEnergy & Natural Resources: International2023 | Band 4 |The firm's Singapore-led team has expertise in India, acting on project development and acquisitions for sponsors and developers, particularly with regard to power and infrastructure projects. The practice is particularly active handling acquisitions and purchase agreements for solar and renewable assets. Sushma Jobanputra is a key contact for India-related work. 4Norton Rose FulbrightEnergy & Natural Resources: International2023 | Band 4 |Norton Rose Fulbright's well-resourced project finance practice in Singapore has an impressive global network and deep expertise across the power, infrastructure, and oil and gas sectors. The firm is well regarded for advice on project development, particularly in relation to power projects. LNG is also a key area of focus, including sale and purchase agreements, terminal use arrangements and marketing issues. It is experienced in renewable energy mandates, including solar and hydropower projects. The office maintains a broad portfolio of clients including ECAs and international banks, such as Standard Chartered Bank and Société Générale. The firm handles work across the region and further afield.