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Addleshaw Goddard

Singapore > Energy: foreign firms Tier 4

Addleshaw Goddard continues to build on its credentials in the offshore oil and gas space, particularly in relation to FPSOs. Moreover, it is making further progress in renewables and energy storage. It represents a range of Japanese, South Korean and Chinese contractors, along with a number of FPSO owners. The Singapore team is primarily focused on Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar. Taiwan is another growth region for the group. Ton Van Den Bosch has a lengthy background in offshore oil and gas, including FPSOs, and is building his profile in solar and wind energy, along with battery storage. Chau Ee Lee is the key figure on EPC contracts and construction and engineering arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

Ton Van Den Bosch; Chau Ee Lee


‘Very strong commercially, good network.’

‘Experienced and responsive energy practice with broad experience (and good network) across the region.’

‘Good follow up, communication, problem solving. Ton Van den Bosh.’

‘Excellent client care and responsiveness from Ton Van den Bosch. Regular client check-ins and tailored offerings to support client needs.’

Key clients

Cairn Energy plc

Curve Marine Pte Ltd

Huisman Equipment


Waldorf Acquisition Co. Ltd

Work highlights

  • Co-counselled Waldorf Production Limited on the $460m acquisition from Cairn Energy plc of its stakes in the Catcher and Kraken fields in the North Sea.
  • Advised Curve Marine on the global roll-out of its patented solution to desulfurize feedstock in bunkering facilities and refineries, including in Indonesia, Mexico and Indonesia.
  • Advising Cairn Energy on the $4.2bn Sangomar field development offshore Senegal, including on the on project development, structuring, financing and the deployment of an FPSO.

Singapore > Projects: foreign firms Tier 4

Addleshaw Goddard stands out for its deep industry knowledge; Ton Van Den Bosch, who heads up the Singapore office, is known especially for his expertise in the area of ports and terminals, as well as the agriculture and energy sectors. Another key contact is Chau Ee Lee, whose extensive dispute resolution experience, especially in relation to construction and engineering, allows the firm to easily handle contentious projects work, and advise on dispute avoidance.

Practice head(s):


‘Ton Van Den Bosch is a very experienced practitioner, knowledgeable in ports and shipping. He is also very approachable.’

‘International presence and experience.’

‘Very pleased with our co-operation with Ton Van Den Bosch.’

‘Ton Van Den Bosch has a detailed knowledge of the ports, maritime and oil and gas sectors in APAC and Africa. His passion for these sectors is also very evident in his strong industry network.’

Key clients



Cairn Energy plc

Curve Marine Pte Ltd

Huisman Equipment

Port of Rotterdam

Blue Ocean Capital

Work highlights

  • Advising rail and infrastructure conglomerate Strukton on project structuring and back-to back supply and services agreements for the third runway at Hong Kong International Airport.
  • Advising Cairn Energy on the $4.2bn offshore Sangomar field development, including assisting with project development, structuring, financing and the deployment of an FPSO.
  • Advising Blue Ocean Capital on the acquisition of Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals and its maritime infrastructure.

Imaginative solutions to pivotal business problems.

Good business depends on good advice. Which, ultimately, comes down to four words. Yes. No. Stop. Go. Many of the world’s most recognised and respected businesses – including 43 FTSE100 clients in the last two years –  turned to Addleshaw Goddard to deliver just that kind of simple answer. They rely on the firm’s lawyers around the world to find imaginative solutions to their pivotal business problems, and to get things done.

The firm’s lawyers in Singapore speak English, Mandarin and Cantonese and work alongside their colleagues in the firm’s Hong Kong office to offer clients a full service not only in Singapore and throughout ASEAN, but also in Hong Kong and the greater China region.

The firm’s Asian coverage is further enhanced by a formal alliance with Hashidate Law Office in Japan and internationally by a network of leading independent commercial law firms in Europe, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Brazil, India and China to provide clients with a seamless cross-border capability. It also has highly regarded, dedicated business groups with expertise in Africa, India, Korea and Malaysia.

Lawyers in our Singapore team have lived and worked in the ASEAN region for many years and have a deep understanding of the business culture and of geopolitical, legal and commercial challenges in the region.

Our Singapore office operates as a hub for our construction, energy and projects practice, supporting clients with diverse business interests, including in key sectors such as terminals, ports, logistics, real estate, agro, renewables, oil and gas.

The team has acted on  cross border project developments, financings, joint ventures and corporate transactions in emerging and frontier markets in Africa and in Asia, representing multi-national companies, contractors, terminal operators, financial institutions, renewable energy companies, investors, property developers, e&p companies and other clients in complex transactions and projects in South-East Asia and across South Asia, the Gulf region and in Africa.

We also advise on Dutch law, including on private M&A, joint ventures and financings and secured transactions governed by the laws of the Netherlands or involving Dutch parties.

Building on Addleshaw Goddard’s recognised expertise in handling high-value, complex, international disputes, the Singapore dispute team has experience advising on and resolving disputes via international arbitration, whether in relation to the risk management of potential disputes during contract negotiations, or once those disputes have arisen.

In addition to the firm’s expertise in international arbitration, it is also experienced in acting as international counsel in relation to cross-border litigation.

The firm also has significant experience assisting clients with regard to cross-border and multijurisdictional corporate and commercial work. This includes advising in regards to M&A, corporate finance, joint venture, foreign direct investment and commercial contracts for both local and multinational clients.

Litigation Ronald 2253 3012
Corporate / M&A / Projects Ton Van Den 6808 6237
Number of Partners : 7
Total number of fee earners : 38