Tessa L. Davis

Partner | Singapore

tdavis@mofo.com | 65 69222016 tdavis@mofo.com
65 69222016
I enjoy helping clients navigate the complexity that comes with successfully developing and financing international energy and infrastructure deals.

Tessa has 20 years of experience in the development, multi-sourced financing, and acquisition of energy and infrastructure projects, particularly oil & gas (including liquefied natural gas (LNG)), renewables, and conventional power projects. 

She has a proven track record leading multibillion dollar transactions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. She regularly advises clients on:

  • Complex project financings involving development finance institutions and export credit agencies;
  • Structured/corporate finance;
  • Mergers and acquisitions;
  • Various forms of commercial documentation (including LNG, SPAs, PPAs, and other offtake arrangements, capacity use, and tolling agreements, among many others); and
  • Restructuring.

In addition to advising clients on projects spanning multiple jurisdictions around the world, Tessa actively supports multiple humanitarian nonprofit organizations that provide services for migrant workers, refugees, and survivors of human trafficking, slavery, and abuse.

Tessa is widely recognized as a leading lawyer in Singapore for projects & infrastructure and energy. Prior to coming to Singapore in 2013, she spent nine years in London and five years in New York.

Representative Experience

  • The sponsors on the US$8 billion Tangguh LNG Train 3 Expansion Project in Indonesia, one of the largest and highest–profile energy projects in Indonesia (FinanceAsia 2017: Best Oil & Gas Deal of the Year; ALB SEA Awards 2017: Project Finance Deal of the Year; Trade Finance Magazine 2017: Deal of the Year, IJ Global Awards 2016: Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Deal of the Year; FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2016: Best Project Financing of the Year).
  • Glencore in respect of the restructuring of the US$2.4 billion Jurong Aromatics petrochemical facility in Singapore.
  • 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 (IFLR Middle East Awards 2010: Project Finance Deal of the Year, Middle East Oil & Gas Deal of the Year; Project Finance International Awards 2010: Middle East Petrochemicals Deal of the Year).
  • The lenders on the financing of the US$9 billion Qatargas II liquefaction facility (which included a US–EXIM Bank and SACE facility) in Qatar.
  • The sponsors on the IFC/OPIC financing of a Bulgarian solar facility, the largest solar financing at that time for IFC.
  • The sponsors/borrower in respect of the limited recourse financing and/or sale arrangements of multiple solar farm facilities in Japan.
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