Growth in energy and infrastructure development

South-east Asia is an economically vibrant and developing region with a growing need and constant demand for energy and infrastructure, leading to notable growth in this sector. The scale and complexity of projects has increased exponentially and, in turn, this demands highly experienced legal expertise to ensure long term success.

Specialised and integrated team

Our Energy, Infrastructure & Projects Practice is recognised as one of South-east Asia’s leading infrastructure projects practices, and consists of a top-tier multi-disciplinary team of more than 20 specialists with experience across the whole life cycle of large and complex projects in Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar as well as other countries in the region. From inception to commissioning, including financing, supply chain infrastructure, and plant operations and maintenance, our team supports our clients on all aspects of projects work, whether greenfield or brownfield and inclusive of cross-border ventures, to ensure seamless delivery at every stage. We also advise on subsequent asset monetisation and project restructuring, as well as any mergers and acquisitions or disputes which may arise.

We have extensive advisory experience in the import, transportation and sale of liquefied natural gas (LNG), natural gas and town gas, the supply/offtake of utilities, speciality gases and chemicals, the generation, transmission and sale of electricity as well as clean energy, desalination, utilities and waste-water treatment/disposal projects. Our team also works on infrastructure projects including airports, ports, land transportation, power plants, telecommunications and petrochemical plants and buildings. Our practitioners have extensive experience in public-private-partnership (PPP) and public infrastructure projects, tankage and terminalling, as well as logistics facilities and arrangements.

Wide capabilities across industries

Knowledge of local law and practices, industry understanding, international and regional insight, and substantial experience, allow us to assist our clients deftly navigate the unique business, legal and political landscape in each country to successfully develop and implement local or multi-jurisdictional projects.  Our clients include leading players in the petrochemical, gas, energy, water, and utilities sectors. We also work alongside governments, government-linked entities, banks, and multinational corporations. Our team is frequently invited to act as project counsel, as well as lenders’ counsel, in some of the largest and most significant projects in the region, including industry restructuring and market defining projects.

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