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Norton Rose Fulbright

9 STRAITS VIEW, MARINA ONE WEST TOWER, #09-09 SINGAPORE 018937, SINGAPORE
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Stephen Begley

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Norton Rose Fulbright

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India

Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

The India practice at Norton Rose Fulbright includes 'efficient and hardworking lawyers' offering 'prompt and precise, solution-oriented advice' on contentious matters and transactions. The group has particular experience handling the financing of energy-related projects. The 'exceptionally diligent and hardworking' practice head Sherina Petit, 'knows the Indian landscape very well' and is particularly known for handling international arbitrations. Singapore-based Stephen Begley is another key name to note.

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Indonesia

Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

London-based, Jeff Smith leads the South East Asia team at Norton Rose Fulbright, which regularly advises on big-ticket power and infrastructure projects in Indonesia together with associate firm TNB & Partners. Singapore-based project finance expert Nick Merritt is recommended, as is corporate finance specialists Stephen Woods and Craig Loveless. Bangkok-based M&A expert Somboon Kitiyansub is also worthy of note. Other key names in the team include Stephen Begley, also in Singapore, and of counsel Laurie Pearson. Also recommended is Yu-En Ong, who is an expert in acquisition and asset finance.

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Malaysia

Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Norton Rose Fulbright's practice is well known for its strength in energy-related banking and finance matters. Stephen Begley assisted a nine-lender consortium with their multibillion-dollar financing of a local project. Sheela Moorthy advised a corporation on the listing of two subsidiaries on the Bursa Malaysia. Ben Smith, who heads the practice jointly with Begley, handled some high-value energy-sector work.

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Singapore: Banking and finance

Banking and finance – Foreign firms

Within: Banking and finance – Foreign firms

Norton Rose Fulbright is noted for its track record in trade and commodity finance, leveraged finance, telecoms finance, and cross-border real estate finance, and increasingly advises debt funds and alternative lenders. The firm has worked on a series of landmark commodity finance transactions and has a high market share of big-ticket telecoms financings in Myanmar and Indonesia. Amongst a number of headline deals, the Singapore office advised a syndicate of banks on a cross-border non-recourse financing to Kia Motors India for the construction of Kia Motors' $1.1bn automobile manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh, India. Team head Yu-En Ong is 'hands on, has good understanding of the commodity industry and can tap into a lot of experience'. Stephen Begley and Nick Merritt are recommended for energy and infrastructure financings, while of counsel Janelene Chen is noted for her ability to 'manage a deal end-to-end'.

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Singapore: Energy

Energy – Foreign firms

Within: Energy – Foreign firms

Norton Rose Fulbright is closely aligned to the oil and gas industry, with extensive experience in oil and gas (including LNG to power projects) and renewable energy. The team has 'good industry knowledge' and is 'attentive to the client’s predicaments'. Ben Smith has 'deep expertise, a congenial manner, and a very practical outlook'; he has an impressive record in gas and LNG projects. Stephen Begley is recommended for midstream oil and gas and 'possesses in-depth understanding' of the industry. He recently advised nine lenders on the $1.25bn financing for the development of an oil storage terminal to support a large integrated refinery complex in Johor, Malaysia. Vincent Dwyer has left practice.

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Singapore: Projects and energy

Projects and energy – Foreign firms

Within: Projects and energy – Foreign firms

Norton Rose Fulbright has devoted considerable resources to the projects field, enabling it to advise on a rich mix of project development and project finance engagements. The team covers big-ticket high-speed rail projects to large LNG to power matters and is recognised by clients for its expertise in renewable energy projects. Nick Merritt, the global head of infrastructure, mining and commodities, and hugely experienced energy and infrastructure expert Stephen Begley are key names in the team. The department includes a number of project document specialists including EPC and O&M expert Nicky Davies and Laurie Pearson, an acknowledged leader in power purchase agreements (PPAs).

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