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Benjamin Thompson is a Partner in Mayer Brown’s Singapore office and is a member of Mayer Brown’s Global Projects Group. He has more than ten years’ experience in project financings throughout Asia and has advised both sponsors and lenders on a number of the highest profile power projects in the Indochina region, including the Nam Ngiep 1 and Nam Ngum 3 hydropower projects in Laos PDR and the Nong Saeng and Gulf U-Thai IPP projects in Thailand. Ben also has substantial experience in Indonesia, and is at the forefront of developments in the emerging Myanmar power sector, where he has advised lenders and sponsors on a number of power projects, including the Myingyan IPP, Myanmar’s first internationally tendered power project.


Admitted in England and Wales.




Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, LPC; University of Leeds, CPE; University of Glasgow, LLB, with honors.

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Myanmar > Foreign desks

(Leading individuals)

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Mayer 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.

Singapore > Energy: foreign firms

Mayer 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.