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Mayer Brown > The Legal 500 RankingsMayer Brown is best known for LNG transactions and projects, along with a growing number of renewables engagements. Department head Nick Kouvaritakis and counsel Sean Prior have an extensive background in LNG projects across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa; this includes FSRU/LNG import projects, LNG sale and purchase agreements, and LNG-to-power projects. The Singapore team, which frequently works alongside colleagues in Houston, is also increasingly active in solar, wind and hydropower projects. Nathan Dodd and Benjamin Thompson provide additional senior-level project development and finance expertise.
‘Mayer Brown Singapore has a significant depth of knowledge on all aspects of LNG and offshore FSRU transactions.’
‘Both Nick Kouvaritakis and Sean Prior have provided clear, comprehensive and timely advice, taking into consideration client needs and appreciating the complexities of our projects.’
‘The team lead by Nick Kouvaritakis has a very strong understanding of the industry. They have great individual capacity and are very responsive and reliable.’
‘The commercial mindset and strong industry knowledge of Nick Kouvaritakis is exceptional and extremely valuable to us as clients. He immediately gets the issues, finds solutions and drives processes forward. Nick is very attentive towards his client and follows up very closely no matter how busy he is. Sean Prior and Ben Thompson are also very pleasant to work with, solution-oriented and pragmatic.’
China Light and Power
- Advising Karadeniz on an FSRU charter party and the LNG supply arrangements in relation to its FSRU-to-power project in Senegal.
- Advising Hong Kong LNG Terminal Limited (a joint venture company between CLP and Hong Kong Electric) on a project regarding the use of an FSRU for the first time in Hong Kong.
- Advised H-Energy in connection with its FSRU (floating storage regasification unit) time charter party and regasification service agreement with Hoegh to support H-Energy’s West Coast FSRU/LNG import project in Jaigarh, India.
Other key lawyers:
China Light and Power
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Électricité de France SA
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd
- Advised ADB, EFA and JICA on the project financing of the 144MW Lotus wind farm in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.
- Advising MISC on its bid to Petrobras for the charter of Mero 3, a new-build FPSO designed to produce 180,000 bopd, compress 12 million m3/d of gas and inject 250,000 pbd.
- Advised H-Energy on its floating storage regasification unit time charter party and regasification service agreement with Hoegh to support H-Energy’s West Coast FSRU/LNG import project in Jaigarh, India.
Angelia Chia; Kayal Sachi; Ian Roebuck
‘Dedicated, efficient, empathetic, active service.’
Yu-Jin Tay; Menachem Hasofer; John Hickin
‘Solid litigation and arbitration practice comprising of quality team members.’
‘Yu Jin Tay is creative, resourceful, and very articulative in expressing his argument. ’
‘Yujin Tay is an exceptionally excellent arbitration lawyer who can make difference in providing creative solutions tailored to Asian disputes based on his deep understanding of the reality of disputes in Asia.’
‘While other global law firms in Singapore are not so familiar with the reality and practical solutions of dispute cases in Asia, Yujin Tay is the person who has abundant experiences, networks and capacity to provide both global standard skills and creative solutions tailored to Asian disputes.’
‘I have worked with Yu-Jin Tay. He is the best. He understands both the Singaporean and the Indonesian mentality and legal system. ’
Myanmar > Foreign desks Tier 1Mayer Brown has a track record handling high-profile power projects in Myanmar and is singled out for its expertise advising on the full lifecycle of energy assets. Jointly managed from Singapore by Benjamin Thompson and Nathan Dodd, the group advises across solar, natural gas, and hydropower projects, and project financing matters under Burmese Law. Counsel Matthew Chow handles inbound transactional work in the construction sector. The group also leverages its Tokyo office for cross-border work.
Other key lawyers:
‘Expertise on project finance and market knowledge / application in Myanmar; commercial sensible approach; great on management of local counsel and local law issues; positive fun approach to work and clients’
‘Ben Thompson works very well with his team and is effective in allowing clients to work towards deadlines. Great understanding of legal issues and market positions.’
Électricité de France SA (EDF)
Shwe Taung Group
National Infrastructure Holdings
Ayeyar Hinthar Holdings
- Advised on the The Shweli-3 671MW hydropower project which will be Myanmar’s largest hydropower project to be financed by international sponsors on a project financing basis. Though the project financing is still in its early stages, the lender mix is expected to include JBIC (Japan Bank for International Cooperation) and MLAs (multilateral lending agency) such as ADB. Once JBIC’s involvement is confirmed, this will be the first IPP it will have financed in Myanmar.
- Advising the lenders to Sembcorp, a leading energy, water and marine group, in regards to Sembcorp’s mandate to develop and operate the Myingyan 225MW gas-fired Independent Power Project (IPP).
- International legal counsel to the project sponsors, the Kansai Electric Power Co., which as part of a consortium with Austria-based Andritz Hydro and High Tech Construction Trust Co., is developing the 66MW hydropower project at Deedoke on the Myitnge River in the Mandalay Region in Myanmar.
India > Foreign firms Tier 5Yu-Jin Tay heads the Mayer Brown International LLP team, based largely in Hong Kong and Singapore, which has an acknowledged reputation for its extensive work in the energy sectors; LNG, traditional oil and gas, renewable power and energy-related commodities. Infrastructure/construction and natural resources are other areas of strength. Renewable energy-related disputes is a growing source of disputes and arbitrations with an India, (Indonesia and Vietnam) aspect. Yu-Jin Tay is a prominent arbitration specialist, well known for his extensive Asian practice, and the group’s international arbitration capabilities have been increased with the arrival of partner Paul Teo in Singapore, who joined from Baker McKenzie FenXun in October 2020, bringing a specialism in construction and infrastructure disputes. Menachem Hasofer and John Hickin in Hong Kong are other noted international arbitration and disputes specialists.
Menachem Hasofer; John Hickin; Yu-Jin Tay
Other key lawyers:
Mei Ling Lew
‘On the whole, Mayer Brown gives me an impression of very professional and highly efficient with expertise covering many areas’.
‘Both Menachem Hasofer & Mei Ling Lew are two outstanding partners of Mayer Brown specializing in dispute resolution and are currently working on a contractual dispute for our company with a contractor of a luxurious residential project. Mr Hasofer gives me an impression of being a smart & assertive lawyer with a very clear legal mind, who can digest complicated information and convert into simple legal language. I am also deeply impressed by Ms Lew’s dedication and thoroughness of her approach throughout the case.’
Other key lawyers:
Thomas Kollar; Nishrin Hussain
‘The team was very attentive and always responded in short period of time. Deliverables spot on time, excellent management despite time pressure.’
‘The intimate knowledge of the country and industry built on previous sovereign and private deals was one of key strength of the team.’
‘I worked closely with Jason Elder. Despite the different locations he was always available via mobile/email and took time to explain the reasons and implications of particular clauses that I was not sure how to understand.‘
Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia
Mongolian Mortgage Corporation HFC LLC, MIK Holding JSC
Development Bank of Mongolia
Government of Mongolia
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