Regional Infrastructure, Energy & Resources

Our Capability

We represent clients on all aspects of infrastructure projects, energy and resources in South East Asia, especially in the following areas:

  • Project Development
  • Disputes
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Financing

We act for sponsors, contractors, service providers, financiers and governments on projects and transactions across the region.

Our various offices are recognised as Tier 1 law firms for Projects & Energy by leading independent publications such as Chambers Asia-Pacific and Legal 500.

Infrastructure

Our team has advised extensively on infrastructure projects in South East Asia. We have acted for many private developers as well as governments in the development and procurement of such projects, whether under privatised or public procurement models, including Public-Private Partnership (PPP) structures, concessions and construction contracts. We have also advised in acquisitions and divestments of projects and project companies.

Our experience covers the development of, or has been in the areas of:

  • Airports
  • Ports
  • Roads
  • Railroads
  • Telecommunications
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Integrated Developments

Our expertise includes:

  • Advising private bidders or governments in the various stages of the bidding of a PPP project, and in the preparation and/or assembly and review of the documents and submissions necessary for the bidding or award of such projects.
  • Preparing, negotiating and advising on concession agreements, BOT/BOOT contracts and other types of project development agreements.
  • Project agreements such as EPC contracts, O&M agreements and offtake agreements.
  • Advising on the financing of such projects on recourse or limited recourse basis.

Energy

Oil & Gas

Our team has extensive experience on oil & gas projects in South East 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 farm-in / farm-out.

Power

Our team has extensive experience in advising on all aspects of power projects in South East Asia, from project tender to completion. We also have extensive experience with electricity market structuring, administration and reform. We frequently advise leading energy producing companies on major projects in the region or in each of the countries where we operate.

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 privatisation of state-owned power companies).
  • Market regulation and administration.

Resources

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.

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.