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Singapore: Energy: Foreign Firms
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022

Experience

Minera Lumina Copper Chile (a joint venture between Pan Pacific Copper Co. and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.) in the $1.4 billion limited recourse project financing for the development of the Caserones Copper and Molybdenum Mining Project in Chile.

The Carbon Endowment (TCE) in partnership with The Nature Conservancy’s impact investment business unit, NatureVest, to secure TCE’s 501(c)(3) status and the firm’s future work to structure TCE into a “hybrid” nonprofit/for-profit dual entity structure, which will further its mission of reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

CGN New Energy on its $ 2.3 billion acquisition of the IPP portfolio of Edra Global Energy, located across Malaysia, Egypt, UAE, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

JERA Co., Inc. and Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. in the $1.2 billion equity and $3 billion financing of, and long-term offtake arrangements for, the Freeport LNG Liquefaction Project—the largest fully non-recourse construction project financing in history. This transaction was awarded the 2015 Global Project Finance Deal of the Year by The American Lawyer, Deal of the Year for the Americas by Project Finance International, and 2014 North American Oil & Gas Deal of the Year by IJ Global.

Department of Energy (DOE) as loan guarantor in a limited-recourse project financing for construction of three concentrating solar thermal electric generating plants, totaling 392 MW, located near the Ivanpah Dry Lake in the Mojave Desert. Upon completion, Ivanpah became the largest concentrating solar power plant in the world.

EDF Renewables in its global tender for wind turbines for use in projects worldwide. We structured, drafted, and advised in negotiations and PTC safe harbor structuring of a Master Turbine Supply Frame Agreement with Vestas for approximately 2,000 MWs of turbines for use by EDF Renewables in projects worldwide with an innovative “share of wallet” structure.

An export-credit agency and lenders in the financing of the Talas de Maciel wind farm project in Uruguay.

A European commodity trading company and a major oil and gas company in the restructuring of the Jurong Aromatics refinery (in receivership) in Singapore involving KEXIM and K-Sure.

An oil and gas company on its divestment to Total S.A. of an operating interest in the Elk and Antelope gas fields and proposed Papua LNG liquefaction project in Papua New Guinea.

JERA Co., Inc. as the largest investor in a $1.58 billion, 1,100 MW natural gas-fired thermal power generation project, referred to as "Cricket Valley," in Dutchess County, New York. JERA owns an equity stake of approximately 44% in the project. We also represented them in connection with a $1.052 billion senior secured facility to the project company, a $175 million senior secured term loan facility to an interim holding company, and $709 million in total equity commitments for the project.

The finance parties (including commercial banks, Islamic finance institutions, and various export credit agencies (including COFACE, CESCE, K-sure, KEXIM, JBIC, NEXI and Hermes)) in connection with the US$14 billion Jubail Refinery and Petrochemical Project in Saudi Arabia, including four Islamic tranches and a sukuk bond.

Advising a Japanese trading house on the divestment of the Kaltim Pasifik Amoniak (KPA) ammonia plant project in Indonesia, as well as securing a long-term offtake of ammonia post-divestment.

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Tokyo Gas in the acquisition from Gas Natural and $750 million JBIC financing of 2,223 MW gas-fired power projects in Mexico and a related gas pipeline company.

Mitsui & Co., Ltd., in the formation of a joint venture in Brazil with Odebrecht TransPort S.A. (the transportation arm of Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht S.A.), which will be devoted to developing and operating public-private partnership (PPP) projects in the Brazilian urban mobility transportation market.

The lenders in the $9 billion financing of the Qatargas II liquefaction facility (which included a U.S. EXIM bank and SACE facility) in Qatar.

The Asian sponsors on a proposed IPP project and an LNG import and regasification terminal in Sri Lanka.

Sumitomo Corporation in its purchase, development, and operation of the San Cristobal silver, zinc, and lead mine in Bolivia—one of the largest zinc mines in the world.

A major renewable energy company the IFC/OPIC financing of a solar facility in Bulgaria, the largest solar financing for IFC at that time.

A participant in the US$8 billion Tangguh LNG Train 3 Expansion Project in Indonesia. This project involved a US$3.7 billion multi-sourced financing from leading Asian ECAs and many commercial banks.

Tokyo Gas in its in its investment in a joint venture with ENGIE to develop and operate two wind projects and four solar photovoltaic projects located in Mexico, with an expected aggregate generating capacity of 720MW.

X-Elio in its divestment of a portfolio of Japanese solar assets consisting of four operating plants and three plants under construction with an aggregated capacity of 187 MW, to a consortium formed by Japanese institutional investors for an aggregate enterprise value of approximately $700 million.

A foreign sponsor/developer in the JP¥ 25.3 billion long-term project financing of a 59 MW solar project in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.

A Japanese utility company on its investment in a hydroelectric power business in Indonesia.