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Dentons Rodyk

80 RAFFLES PLACE, #33-00 UOB PLAZA 1, SINGAPORE 048624, SINGAPORE
Tel:
Work +65 6225 2626
Fax:
Fax +65 6225 1838
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www.dentons.rodyk.com
Shanghai, Singapore

Joo Thye Tan

Tel:
Work +65 6885 3669
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Dentons Rodyk

Work Department

Finance Practice Group, Corporate Banking, Project Finance, Trade & Commodity Finance, Regional Practice Group - China Practice, Indonesia Practice.

Position

Tan Joo Thye is a partner in Rodyk & Davidson LLP's Finance Practice Group and heads the firm's Indonesia Practice. Joo Thye is experienced in areas of infrastructure, project finance, restructuring, banking and direct investment transactions. His recent and current infrastructure transactions include representation of an Indonesian conglomerate in the purchase of a turnkey hydro-electric power plant by way of tender; advising on the procurement of financing and representation of a Singapore based company with assets in Indonesia in the financing of a pulp mill and chips mill in Indonesia; and advising on the procurement of financing and representation of an Indonesian-based company for the purchase of a water supply related facility. His recent banking experience includes the representation of a Singapore based telecommunications company in their equity financing for the purchase of a substantial equity interest in an Indonesian telecommunications company. Joo Thye has extensive experience dealing with matters relating to Indonesian based projects or companies under difficult capital environments. He has a strong understanding of the risks involved in dealing with any Indonesian based projects or company. His experience is beneficial in helping clients in the origination of finance related products (often involving assets in multiple jurisdictions) or substantially improving the performance or payment risks of an Indonesian based counter-party in a transaction, through the use of credit enhancements, including insurance or derivatives, to improve the structural credit, or shift counter-party risks. Joo Thye also handles other large cases involving offshore lenders taking Indonesia performance risks. His experience is beneficial in helping clients in the origination of finance related products or substantially improving the performance or payment risks of an Indonesian based counter-party in a transaction, through the use of credit enhancements, including insurance or derivatives, to improve the structural credit, or shift counterparty risks. Joo Thye has extensive dealings and relationship with the Chinese Export Credit Agency (Sinosure), a necessary and key player in financing power plants or other infrastructure projects in Indonesia where a Chinese contractor is involved. His good understanding of bank credit and risks management issues makes identifying and assessing structural credit risks from operation and legal perspective especially relating to issuers or borrowers or counterparties from the emerging markets in Asia more effective, and helps to ensure that legal documentation will be executed in a timely manner.

Career

Solicitor (England and Wales), 2001. Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore), 1990.

Education

LLB (Hons) National University of Singapore, 1989.


Singapore: Banking and finance

Banking and finance – Local firms

Within: Banking and finance – Local firms

Dentons Rodyk has an outstanding record in real estate finance, along with project and infrastructure finance, and a growing portion of structured lending. It has 'a good understanding of the business environment and challenges and helps devise a win-win solution for all'. A significant number of engagements have related to Chinese state-owned enterprises' investments into South East Asia. The firm advised China Huadian Engineering on the project financing for its $2.3bn acquisition of a majority interest in a 2 X 660MW Coal Fired power facility in Vietnam. The firm is also experienced in loans to Indonesian borrowers. Real estate finance leader Doreen Sim and Tan Joo Thye are key names, with Janice Ngeow praised for her 'good experience and industry knowledge'. The Singapore office strengthened its international law capability with the recruitment of structured lending specialist Roderick Howell from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and energy and infrastructure finance expert Kunal Kapoor, who joined from Ashurst LLP.

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Singapore: Projects and energy

Projects and energy – Foreign firms

Within: Projects and energy – Foreign firms

Dentons Rodyk has assembled an impressive senior team of international lawyers, operating across the project development and project finance spheres. The practice has impressed in the offshore oil and gas space and re-gasification sector. Clients include Lukoil Asia Pacific, Pertamina and PT North Hydro Sumatra Energy. It advised Trafigura on the first full mid-scale LNG importation, floating re-gasification, onshore and offshore infrastructure natural gas project in Bangladesh. Kunal Kapoor and Joo Thye Tan are prominent players in the market.

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Projects and energy – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Joo Thye Tan - Dentons Rodyk

Within: Projects and energy – Local firms

Dentons Rodyk is a growing force in projects and energy in the region. On the international side, Kunal Kapoor joined in 2017 from Ashurst LLP to reinforce the firm's oil and gas credentials. He has linked up with established professionals Joo Thye Tan and Jonathan Guwe to provide a rounded service that has attracted clients such as Huadian Natural Gas Singapore, PT Pertamina (Persero), PT North Hydro Sumatra Energy and SMRT Corporation. The team advised PT Pertamina (Persero) on its first joint venture agreement with Rosneft, the Russian state-owned oil company, to jointly develop the new Tuban refining and petrochemical complex in East Java.

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