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Norton Rose Fulbright
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Singapore > Asset finance: foreign firms Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright has an established presence in both aviation and ship finance. It has gained a series of major engagements in airline restructurings, including Chapter 11 filings, where the Singapore group has teamed up with colleagues in the US. The firm is traditionally associated with lenders, although the Singapore team does have close links to airlines and lessors, too. On the ship finance side, the Singapore group has a mix of mainstream ship financings, along with offshore oil and gas transactions, including FPSO and FSRU financings. Keith Sandilands is Asia head of Aviation and Ben Rose leads the Asia shipping and offshore group. Ship finance specialist Sue Ann Gan was promoted to partner in 2020, while special counsel Jonathan Siu provides further shipping and offshore oil and gas expertise. Sophie Polisena impresses at associate level.

Practice head(s):

Keith Sandilands; Ben Rose

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Testimonials

‘I work with NRF for years and think they are professionals in shipping finance. The team we worked with is hardworking and helpful.’

‘Very friendly and approachable team.’

‘Billing is flexible and client-friendly.’

‘Ben Rose and Sophie Polisena are very professional, helpful and intelligent lawyers.’

‘Sophie Polisena – Sharp, quick to turn around documents, approachable.’

Key clients

Singapore Airlines

SilkAir (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Aircastle Singapore Pte Limited

PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk

Malaysia Airlines Berhad

Philippine Airlines

ING Bank

BNP Paribas

Standard Chartered Bank

Citibank

Axis Bank

Korea Development Bank

DBS Bank

Natixis

DVB Bank

Bank of Baroda

Singapore > Capital markets: structured finance, derivatives and securitisation: Foreign firms Tier 1

The structured lending and markets practice at Norton Rose Fulbright is well-integrated into the firm's global offering, and regularly provides cross-border advice to the firm's banking clients on issues such as derivatives and securitisations. The group is particularly known for Islamic derivatives work. Heading the team is English law qualified Colin Rice , an expert in financial regulations, often supported by associate Francesca North. In November 2020, the firm brought on senior associate Nivedita Raghavan from Clifford Chance, an expert in OTC derivatives transactions.

Practice head(s):

Colin Rice

Testimonials

‘The Capital Markets team at NRF has a wide range of industry experience and are able to give a practical view on the law and its applicability. As a result they are able to give practical advice and solutions. ’

‘Colin Rice has excellent knowledge of the relevant laws and regulations and also a good grasp of the industry and offers good practical advice. ’

The team has always been responsive and prompt in their advisory and legal work, displaying strong and deep knowledge of the areas they have been engaged for. There is also always a willingness to perform certain additional and pro-bono work outside of the contemplated work scope.

Colin Rice and Francesca North have a strong understanding of the derivatives market and OTC products. Further, as we are an Islamic bank with conservative Sharia guidelines, it is essential to be able to create solutions that are acceptable to our sharia board and are as close as possible to the market standard treatment.’

The team was always up to the task, whether it was applying the solutions we come up with and provide key advice to its regard, or coming up with solutions based on their experience working with us.’

Colin Rice and Francesca North are very detail-oriented, have an excellent knowledge when it comes to the financial aspect of products/transactions.’

Key clients

Al Rajhi Bank

Anglo American

ANZ

Bank of Communications Limited

Barclays Bank plc

BP Singapore Pte. Ltd

BHP Billiton

Citibank

Commerzbank

Credit Suisse

EFG Bank

Equinor

Exxon

First Abu Dhabi Bank

HSBC Bank plc

IG Markets Ltd

Kotak Mahindra Bank

Louis Dreyfus Company

Macquarie Bank Limited

Maybank

MUFG Bank

Shell

Societe Generale

Standard Chartered Bank

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

The Northern Trust Company

United Overseas Bank

Singapore > Financial services regulatory: foreign firms Tier 1

At Norton Rose Fulbright, the international financial services regulatory practice handles regulatory issues across south east Asia, advising clients on issues such as regulatory change, enforcement and investigations, compliance and market conduct issues. The group also assists with the regulatory aspects of financial institutional M&A. Singapore managing partner Yu-En Ong heads the team, and is an expert in structured finance. Stella Cramer is a TMT lawyer, often instructed on fintech regulation and issues relating to blockchain. Anna Tipping  is an insurance-sector regulatory specialist, while Colin Rice  takes the lead on derivatives and financial markets issues.

Practice head(s):

Yu-En Ong

Other key lawyers:

Stella Cramer; Anna Tipping; Colin Rice; Wilson Ang

Testimonials

‘Good collaboration and experience’

‘technical knowledge and commercial savvy’

NRF has consistently demonstrated their strong expertise in insurance law. I really appreciate their practical approach to issues and providing real workable solutions to address problems that we face and open to sharing their experiences with us.’

Anna Tipping is one of my go-to legal experts for insurance law. Very insightful and I like her candour in addressing problems. I don’t have to second guess.’

Key clients

AXA

Singlife

BNP Paribas

Standard Chartered Bank

CA-CIB

HSBC

CBA

OCBC

Factory Mutual

Citibank

DBS

Macquarie

United Overseas Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised a consortium, led by Singapore Life (Singlife) and TPG, on the combination of Singlife with Aviva Singapore for SG$3.2bn.
  • Acted for Lion Value, a Switzerland based investment and asset management company in support of its plans to expand into the Asian private wealth management market.
  • Assisted AFIN with the establishment of a ground-breaking technology marketplace and testing sandbox platform hosted in Singapore. This connects FinTech application developers and financial institutions in emerging markets in the ASEAN region and enables the trial of new FinTech applications.

Singapore > Projects: foreign firms Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s offering has recently been seeing considerable growth in the renewables sector, and in particular, is receiving increased instructions relating to solar and energy storage projects in Asia. The team also continues to be recognised for its expert advice on oil and gas, PPP, ports, airports, and rail projects. Widely respected practitioner Nick Merritt, who acts as the firm’s global head of infrastructure, mining and commodities, is heavily involved with the development, financing and acquisition of such assets. Nicky Davies advises lenders, sponsors and governments on the financing and construction aspects of major projects. Stephen Begley and counsel Laurie Pearson are also key names to note. The group was further strengthened by the recent arrival of highly regarded partner Andrew Digges from Ashurst LLP; Digges brings with him experience spanning both development and financing of projects in a wide range of sectors.

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Testimonials

‘Good sector knowledge across geography. Accessible and timely responses.’

‘Nick Merritt is highly accessible with experience across markets; easy to deal with and provides good quality recommendations.’

Key clients

ING Bank Singapore

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Jinko Power Company Limited

Global Climate Partnership Fund

The OPEC Fund for International Development

Lakdhanavi Limited

Korean Water Resources Corporation (K-Water)

Hyundai Engineering Company

Singapore > TMT: foreign firms Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright is instructed by many of the region’s leading businesses across the full range of TMT-related industries, and has extensive experience in spearheading multi-jurisdictional engagements from Singapore; commercial transactions, outsourcings, regulatory issues, international compliance programs and cybersecurity all form part of the firm’s regular practice. The group is at the forefront of the region’s emergence as major disruptive technology and fintech centre, and is known for advising on a high proportion of the most notable engagements in this field, particularly in AI and blockchain. Stella Cramer, who heads up the global technology team, is ably supported by counsel David Olds.

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Testimonials

‘What stood out for me was the willingness to learn more about our business and processes and then work with us to help strategise.’

‘Stella Cramer has a unique skill set which I found very hard to find elsewhere.’

‘Deep understanding of contracts in Asia Pacific. Able to provide advice on practices in ASEAN and how they are relevant to the regulator.’

‘Willing to go the extra mile, understands the complexities of government negotiations.’

‘Excellent technical knowledge and depth of experience across the team.’

‘Many of the partners and associates that I work with have experience as in-house lawyers within the financial services and telecoms sectors. This gives them a unique ability to understand client needs and deliver advice and support that is both practical and commercial.’

‘Stella Cramer is an excellent practitioner with a strong mix of TMT and regulatory experience that enables her to support a range of innovative and complex transactions.’

‘Stella Cramer and David Olds are both extremely responsive and prompt, the depth and breadth of knowledge in their fields is impressive, they anticipate issues and take into account the macro and micro view to provide sound advice.’

Key clients

Accenture

AT&T

Axiata

HSBC

Northern Trust

Standard Chartered Bank / SC Ventures

Work highlights

    Singapore > White-collar crime - Foreign firms Tier 1

    Norton Rose Fulbright utilises its ‘extensive and in-depth understanding’ of enforcement agencies and regulators in Singapore to advise clients in relation to regulatory and criminal investigations into bribery and corruption, fraud and sanctions-related issues, to name a few. Cybersecurity breaches is another area of uptick for the department, which also sets itself apart through its risk management offering. Practice head Wilson Ang has a wealth of experience of assisting Asian and multinational clients with conducting internal investigations into business human rights law violations and bribery and corruption allegations, among other breaches. Dual-qualified associate Jeremy Lua is also a key team member.

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    Testimonials

    ‘Experienced and strong in technical knowledge.’

    ‘It’s a team with diverse backgrounds and skill sets coming together, with solid experience in advising and investigating matters especially related to bribery and corruption.’

    ‘I am truly impressed by NRF’s team, their understanding of Singapore as a jurisdiction and more particularly Singapore’s law enforcement agencies and their thought process. There are very few international law firms with such extensive and in-depth understanding.’

    ‘Fast to respond and understand clients’ requirements.’

    ‘Committed and always willing to assist clients in every possible way. Efficient and fast turnaround time.’

    ‘Wilson Ang has great breadth of experience in dealing with topics of anti-corruption in APAC, especially experience dealing with a variety of regulators in this area.’

    ‘Wilson Ang is brilliant!’

    ‘Wilson Ang – detailed and prompt in response.’

    Singapore > Banking and finance: foreign firms Tier 2

    Norton Rose Fulbright is most known for advising its high-profile banking clients on project finance transactions across Asia Pacific, where clients rate it as ‘a leading firm in the commodity and energy finance space‘. The team is also well versed in asset finance, as well as acquisition and leveraged financings, structured trade and commodities finance, securitisations and derivatives and Islamic finance structures. The department is led by Singapore office head Yu-En Ong (‘brilliant lawyer, extremely versatile, immediately sees the commercial reality for the client‘), who is triple-qualified in England, Hong Kong and Singapore. ‘Excellent deal closerJanelene Chen  is another key lawyer with experience in sponsor-, borrower- and lender-side cross-border work.

    Practice head(s):

    Yu-En Ong

    Other key lawyers:

    Janelene Chen

    Testimonials

    Yu-En Ong sets the standard that integrity matters.’

    Janelene Chen is an excellent deal closer – gets things done by trying to close gaps bit create new ones.’

    Norton Rose Fulbright is very well known to be a leading firm in the commodity and energy finance space. We have worked with NRF in several occasions to roll out innovative financing structures for corporate clients in the oil and gas space. Lawyers from NRF are very knowledgeable and constantly able to provide insightful thoughts around how best to structure a financing solution.’

    Great industry knowledge, good partner access, a top energy firm.’

    Yu-En Ong. Brilliant lawyer, extremely versatile, immediately sees the commercial reality for the client, gives clear and efficient advice. He is the reason we use Norton Rose Singapore. ‘

    Key clients

    DBS Bank Ltd

    Deutsche Bank

    ING Bank N.V., Singapore Branch

    L Catterton

    Malayan Banking Berhad

    Work highlights

    • Advised DBS Bank on Singapore’s first transaction pegged to Singapore Overnight Rate Average (SORA) in the agribusiness sector – a S$200m (US$146m) revolving credit facility that has been granted by DBS Bank Ltd to Wii Pte Ltd. (guaranteed by Wilmar International Limited).
    • Advised Deutsche Bank on a US$25msustainability-linked loan facility to Corrie MacColl – a subsidiary of Halcyon Agri Corporation Ltd. – to finance the company’s capex investments for its rubber plantations in Cameroon and Malaysia. Halcyon Agri Corporation is a Singapore-based supply chain manager which specialises in the origination, production and distribution of natural rubber.
    • Advising ING Bank Singapore on its US$75m portfolio financing to Cleantech Solar SEA Pte Ltd to refinance Cleantech Solar Asia’s existing financing and provide additional funds to support the development of further solar rooftop projects for C&I customers in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia and Vietnam.

    Singapore > Corporate and M&A: foreign firms Tier 2

    A go-to for transactions across Southeast Asia’, Norton Rose Fulbright counts the technology, insurance, financial institutions, energy, oil and gas, shipping and infrastructure sectors among the keystones of its practice. The team is well versed in everything from M&A, joint ventures and privatisations through to licensing, bidding and execution matters.  The team is led by Anna Tipping and Craig Loveless who ‘brings a wealth of knowledge and in-depth experience to M&A transactions’, and includes senior associates Chris Bell, Shahin Foroughian and Dexter Tan who frequently play prominent roles on the major deals. Former practice head Stephen Woods departed to Advokatfirmaet Schjødt in January 2022.

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    Testimonials

    ‘Cohesive Team who deliver timely and commercial legal advice. Flexible and accommodating on fees taking into account the Business’ perception of value and business requirements.’

    ‘Standout individual is Craig Loveless and by a long shot compared to partners at other law firms. Craig consistently provides quality, practical legal advice and brings a wealth of knowledge and in depth M&A industry experience to transactions. He looks to find commercial solutions to difficult problems, and is a trusted adviser and partner of the business. ’

    ‘Relationship management of client is second to none. Unmatched practicality and business acumen. transparent and value-creating.’

    ‘Craig Loveless has been instrumental to our company’s corporate development success in Asia and one of the most competent corporate lawyers in the market.’

    ‘Very committed service approach; availability pretty much around the clock especially during the closing phase of our transaction.’

    ‘Anna Tipping is an exceptional legal professional and runs her team highly efficiently.’

    We use Norton Rose’s Singapore team as our go-to for transactions in SSEA.  Our main contacts are Craig Loveless and Shahin Foroughian; they are knowledgeable, commercial, available & reasonably priced and most importantly have a deep understanding of our business to give us commercially orientated legal advice.’

    Key clients

    Singapore Life (Singlife)

    AXA Asia

    Michelin Asia Pacific

    Axiata

    Olam International Limited

    Pavilion Energy Pte Ltd

    AXA Investment Managers

    Louis Dreyfus Commodities

    IPG Howden Asia Holdings Limited

    PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk

    Work highlights

    • Acting for a consortium, led by Singapore Life (Singlife) and TPG, on the combination of Singlife with Aviva Singapore for SG$3.2bn. The consortium included Sumitomo and IPGL and the transaction completed on November 30, 2020.
    • Assisted Olam International Limited in relation to its disposal of the remaining 50% of the issued share capital of Far East Agri Pte. Ltd to Mitr Phol Sugar Corporation Limited and subsequent joint venture agreement concerning the development, management and operation of, sugar related opportunities in Indonesia.
    • Advised AXA IM Impact Fund Climate and Biodiversity on its investment into Forest Carbon Pte. Ltd., a premium large-scale wetland restoration project developer in Southeast Asia, in support of efforts to restore wetland forests, conserve biodiversity and develop rural economies.

    Singapore > Energy: foreign firms Tier 2

    Norton Rose Fulbright is an established advisor on energy transactions and projects, with the Singapore office playing a significant role in this area. The group has a substantial record in energy M&A, project development and project finance, and disputes. It is a recognised leader in oil and gas (including LNG), including sector regulation, M&A transactions and projects. It has also achieved considerable growth in solar and energy storage projects. Ben Smith is a big name in LNG and gas projects, including LNG sale and purchase agreements, while Stephen Begley has an impressive background in oil and gas along with a growing profile in renewables projects. Nick Merritt is another senior name in renewable energy matters.

    Practice head(s):

    Ben Smith; Stephen Begley

    Other key lawyers:

    Nick Merritt

    Key clients

    Gas Malaysia Berhad

    ADB (Asian Development Bank)

    ING Bank Singapore

    Pavilion Energy

    bp

    ING Bank Singapore

    Lakdhanavi Limited

    The OPEC Fund for International Development

    Korean Water Resources Corporation (K-Water)

    Hyundai Engineering Company

    Singapore > Insurance: foreign firms Tier 2

    At Norton Rose Fulbright, the insurance group focuses on advising international insurance companies with operations in Asia on the spectrum of transactional and regulatory matters with a niche in technology-related issues such as insurtech and cyberbreaches. Anna Tipping  leads the firm's Asia insurance practice, and is well-versed in corporate transactions, working alongside senior associate Dexter Tan.

    Practice head(s):

    Anna Tipping

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    Key clients

    Singlife

    TPG Capital Pte Ltd

    Standard Chartered Bank

    RBS & Natwest

    Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

    Macquarie Bank

    BNP Paribas

    HSBC

    JP Morgan

    Nord LB

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia

    ABN Amro

    Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    Black Sea Trade & Development Bank

    AXA

    Work highlights

    • Advised on the combination of Singlife with Aviva Singapore for SG$3.2bn (approximately. US$2.4bn).

    Singapore > Restructuring and insolvency: foreign firms Tier 2

    Norton Rose Fulbright is at the forefront of the shipping, commodities and offshore oil and gas sector, frequently representing creditors in major restructurings in these fields. The Singapore office often works alongside other international offices on cross-border and multinational restructurings. Through its Singapore alliance firm Ascendant Legal LLC, the Singapore team is able to manage and address court ordered schemes and obtain injunctions. Head of the Singapore office Yu-En Ong is a finance partner with a significant focus on restructurings. Sue Ann Gan has extensive experience in shipping-related restructurings and insolvencies. Kei Jin Chew leads on contentious matters.

    Practice head(s):

    Yu-En Ong

    Other key lawyers:

    Sue Ann Gan; Kei-Jin Chew

    Key clients

    ABN AMRO BANK

    Standard Chartered Bank

    DBS Trustees

    Work highlights

      Singapore > Shipping: foreign firms Tier 2

      Norton Rose Fulbright is best known for ship finance and offshore oil and gas finance, including FPSOs and FSRUs. The Singapore group has experienced growth in sustainability-linked financings and has seen an expansion in Chinese leasing work following the arrival of Becky Tai  as a partner in Hong Kong. In restructurings and contentious work, Edgar Chin provides further support from the firm’s local Formal Law Alliance with Ascendant Legal LLC. On the corporate side, Stephen Woods has a long track record in shipping sector transactions. Ben Rose is head of shipping and offshore Asia, and Sue Ann Gan is another key name in ship finance and was promoted to partner in 2020.

      Practice head(s):

      Ben Rose

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      Testimonials

      ‘Worked with NRF for many years. They are professional, quick response and helpful.’

      ‘Friendly, approachable, flexible on billing.’

      ‘Sophie Polisena – sharp, quick turn around, approachable.’

      ‘Sophie Polisena is very helpful.’

       

      Key clients

      ING Bank N.V.

      Standard Chartered Bank

      Citibank

      BNP Paribas

      DVB Bank

      Axis Bank

      Natixis

      Bank of Baroda

      Korea Development Bank

      DBS Bank

      Singapore > International arbitration Tier 3

      Recommended for ‘complex, comprehensive, multijurisdiction disputes‘, Norton Rose Fulbright‘s international arbitration team is experienced in commercial and investor-state energy and infrastructure disputes. Practice head KC Lye (who is described by one client as ‘the partner you want on your side for the long game‘) has a breadth of experience while the ‘particularly impressive‘ recently promoted partner Katie Chung specialises in the energy sector issues. The ‘bright and commercially astute‘ associate Samuel Leong is particularly popular among Malaysian and aviation sector clients. The group is also growing its technology, telecoms and infrastructure disputes experience.

      Practice head(s):

      KC Lye

      Other key lawyers:

      Katie Chung; Samuel Leong

      Testimonials

      ‘NRF Singapore arbitration team are capable of processing complex, comprehensive, multijurisdiction disputes with a strong legal grip and sound commercial, client-oriented strategies and execution.’

      ‘KC Lye is the partner you want on your side for the long game. His ability to communicate difficult matters clearly with top management is unique.’

      ‘Katie Chung is particularly impressive. ’

      ‘The NRF team has deep expertise in the area of international arbitration. They are strategic in their approach, and cross-border matters are familiar territory to them. I enjoy working with the NRF team – they are highly responsive, pleasant and you just get the sense that they too, are enjoying their legal practice. They know their stuff, and they know it well. My go-to for international arbitration matters in this region. ’

      ‘Samuel Leong is a one to watch for the future. His experience as a former case counsel with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) gives him a unique edge over his peers. I have no hesitation in engaging Samuel Leong as a counsel or arbitrator, given his prowess and technical expertise in the area of international arbitration. As counsel, he has an uncanny knack of always being right on how arbitrators would think or approach a particular issue. You would want him by your side. Bright, commercially astute and pleasant.’

      ‘The NRF Team bring standout levels of dedication and responsiveness for international matters across multiple jurisdictions.’

      ‘They have various departments and all are fully well versed with their skills. They work well with their clients and billing are done as work progresses.’

      ‘Very good firm with a strong international network.’

      Key clients

      NEPC Consortium Power Ltd

      Work highlights

      • Representing NEPC Consortium Power Ltd (NEPC) in a $30m ICSID arbitration claim against a statutory board of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh relating to long-term power purchase agreements for the construction and operation of a power plant built on a floating barge in Haripur.

      Myanmar > Foreign desks Tier 1

      Norton Rose Fulbright retains its sector strength across the financing and infrastructure space and leads its Myanmar work from its Singapore office, led by Yu-En Ong . The group advises on inbound investments, transactional mandates, and project finance matters, as well as advising government bodies. Janelene Chen advises on domestic and international financings for both borrowers and lenders, and is recommended for cross-border structured transactions.

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      Key clients

      United Overseas Bank Limited

      FMO

      Asian Development Bank

      Work highlights

      • Advised United Overseas Bank Limited in relation to the preparation of cross-border for umbrella facilities to be provided by United Overseas Bank Limited to a Singapore company and its affiliates in the Southeast Asia region for the purposes offinancing the pre-export and post-shipment rubber trade.
      • Advised FMO and a syndicate of European Development Finance Institutions  on the $234,170,000 financing in Myanmar to Irrawaddy Towers AssetHolding Pte. Ltd. and Irrawaddy Green Towers Company Limited (IGT) for theconstruction of more than 3000 telecom towers infrastructure across Myanmar.

      Malaysia > Foreign firms Tier 2

      Project finance expert Stephen Begley  heads the team at Norton Rose Fulbright, which specialises in energy and infrastructure. The group deals with disputes, investigations, compliance and, financial services, shipping and offshore matters. Key clients include Gas Malaysia Berhad and ING Bank N.V; it is advising on the development of the regulatory and contractual framework for third party access. It is hoped this work will pave the way for the liberalisation of the downstream gas market in Malaysia. The firm has also noted an uptick in renewable energy, in particular solar and energy storage deals as well as carbon mitigation projects.

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      Key clients

      Gas Malaysia Berhad

      ING Bank N.V.

      Work highlights

      • Advised Gas Malaysia Berhad in developing the necessary framework for third party access to pave the way for the liberalisation of the downstream gas market in Malaysia.
      • Advised ING Bank Singapore on its US$75m portfolio financing to Cleantech Solar SEA Pte Ltd to support the development of further solar rooftop projects, for business customers in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia and Vietnam.
      • Advised ING Bank N.V.,  the lenders, on the English law and Singapore law aspects of the US$65m limited recourse project financing facility to a subsidiary of Bumi Armada Berhad.

      South Korea > Shipping: foreign firms Tier 2

      Norton Rose Fulbright’s shipping practice is led by Ben Rose in Singapore. The team handles a wide range of shipping work, with a particular focus on offshore oil and gas and shipping finance transactions. Its client base includes various financial institutions and government agencies.

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      Indonesia > Foreign firms Tier 4

      Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Leading firms

      For energy, construction and infrastructure disputes, Norton Rose Fulbright‘s international arbitration team is particularly recommended. The team includes Andrew Battisson in Sydney and Brisbane-based Dylan McKimmie, while in Singapore experienced KC Lye and recently promoted energy sector expert Katie Chung are key names to note. In Hong Kong, Alfred Wu and Camille Jojo excel in construction and corporate arbitration, respectively.

      Other key lawyers:

      Andrew Battisson; Dylan McKimmie; KC Lye; Katie Chung; Camille Jojo; Alfred Wu

      India > Foreign firms

      Norton Rose Fulbright has a notable practice in the energy sectors, especially regarding disputes. Sherina Petit heads the India-focused practice from London, working with key practitioners, Stephen Begley, Raj Karia, Selene Tan and Aditya Rebbapragada.

      Work highlights

        The firm: Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

        Areas of practice: Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

        Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

        Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com

        Offices: We have offices in the world’s most important business, financial and regulatory centres and are active in strategically important growth markets. Our offices are located in Amsterdam, Athens, Austin, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Calgary, Canberra, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Durban, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, Jakarta (in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia), Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Minneapolis, Monaco, Montréal, Moscow, Munich, New York, Ottawa, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Port Moresby, Québec, Rio de Janeiro, Riyadh (in association with Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm), San Antonio, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, St Louis, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Warsaw and Washington, DC. In Africa, we have alliances with firms in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Zimbabwe

        Number of partners (worldwide): 1,000+
        Number of other fee-earners (worldwide): 2,000+
        Total staff: 7,500+

        Global key contacts
        Financial institutions:
        James Bateson
        Energy: Anne Lapierre and John Mauel
        Infrastructure, mining and commodities: Nick Merritt
        Transport: Harry Theochari
        Technology: Nick Abrahams
        Life sciences and healthcare: Stacey Martinez and Randy Sutton

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