Energy & Resources

Our Capability

We represent clients on all aspects of Energy & Resources matters in Asia, including the following areas: 

  • Oil & Gas
  • Mining
  • Power
  • Commodity Trading 

We are recognized as a Tier 1 law firm for Projects & Energy by leading independent publications such as Chambers Asia-Pacific and Legal 500.  

Oil & Gas

Our team has extensive experience on oil & gas projects in Asia.  We have acted for many leading international and regional petroleum companies, contractors and service providers, as well as regional governments.

Our expertise includes:

  • Exploration and production, including preparing, negotiating and advising on PSCs, JOAs, concessions, and other project agreements with host governments.
  • Construction and financing of upstream oil & gas facilities, including offshore vessels, platforms and pipelines.
  • Oil field services, including associated master service arrangements.
  • Refinery and petrochemical projects.
  • Acquisitions and divestments, including M&A and farm-in / farm-out.

Mining 

Our team has extensive experience on minerals projects in Asia.  We have acted on major projects for some of the world’s largest resources companies, as well as other leading international and regional mining companies, contractors, and service providers.

Our expertise includes:

  • Exploration and mining agreements, including joint venture and shareholder agreements, concessions, and project agreements with host governments.
  • Management and mining service agreements, including associated IP licenses.
  • Construction and financing of mining infrastructure and facilities.
  • Refinery and smelter projects.
  • Offtake, trading and marketing.
  • Acquisitions and divestments, including M&A.

Power

Our team has extensive experience in advising on all aspects of power projects in Southeast Asia, from project tender to completion.  We also have extensive experience with electricity market structuring, administration and reform.

Our expertise includes:

  • Power generation, including joint venture, power purchase, fuel supply and other project agreements.
  • Construction and financing of power plants and associated infrastructure.
  • Regulatory and licensing issues. 
  • Market, regulatory and infrastructural reform (including acting for bidders and governments in the privatization of state-owned power companies).
  • Market regulation and administration.

Commodity Trading 

We have extensive experience on all aspects of trading in oil & gas, power, mineral, precious metals and other commodities. We act for market participants, regulators, exchanges, clearing houses, central counterparties and industry associations.

Our expertise includes:

  • Commodity trading (physically or financially settled).
  • Licensing, regulation and business, product and service structuring.
  • Central counterparty, clearing, custody and settlement arrangements.
  • Market, legislative and infrastructural reforms.
  • Regulatory investigations and enforcement actions.
  • Administration, restructuring, rehabilitation and insolvency of financially distressed market participants.

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