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Norton Rose Fulbright

9 STRAITS VIEW, MARINA ONE WEST TOWER, #09-09 SINGAPORE 018937, SINGAPORE
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Nick Merritt

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Norton Rose Fulbright

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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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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: Projects and energy

Projects and energy – Foreign firms

Within: Leading individuals

Nick Merritt - Norton Rose Fulbright

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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South Korea: Projects and energy

Projects and energy – Foreign firms

Within: Projects and energy – Foreign firms

Drawing on its network of offices from London, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo, the team at Norton Rose Fulbright acts for leading corporates, as well as international lenders, on project development and financing mandates. John Kim is widely experienced in transactions, M&A and investment structuring in the oil and gas and engineering space. Singapore-based Nick Merritt is the firm's global head of infrastructure, mining and commodities. London-based Charles Whitney primary works with multilateral financing institutions and export credit agencies on complex multi-sourced project financing. George Gibson, based in Tokyo, is another project finance specialist of note.

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