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McDermott Will & Emery Singapore LLP
10 Collyer Quay, #37-25, Ocean Financial Centre
Singapore 049315

Singapore > Energy: foreign firms Tier 4

McDermott Will & Emery Singapore LLP has particular expertise in the oil and gas sector, with experience acting for a range of developers, traders, upstream, midstream, and LNG service providers. Co-head Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi, who joined the firm from Latham & Watkins LLP in early 2022, is well-versed in natural resource projects. Fellow co-head Merrick White, who joined from King & Spalding LLP in June 2021, is recommended for his expertise in petrochemical project development, while Ignatius Hwang focuses on infrastructure matters.

Practice head(s):

Ignatius Hwang; Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi; Merrick White


‘Merrick White doesn’t just provide legal experience but also assists on the deal by understanding the context of the business.’

‘Merrick has the unique competency of integrating the engineering, commercial and legal competencies with his working experience in Indonesia.’

‘I am not aware of a lawyer that has the competencies and reputation of Merrick, and therefore, this is why he is our choice for external legal support for projects in Southeast Asia.’

Key clients

Athena Energy Holdings Pte Ltd

Crescent Petroleum

Mercuria Energy Trading Pte Ltd

Sandnergy Pte Ltd

Singapore Carbon Hydrogen Pte Ltd

Sonoro Energy Ltd

TransEra Energy LLC

West Natuna Exploration Ltd

Beijing Gas

Tianjin Gas

Air Products

Work highlights

  • Advised WNEL on its gas sales arrangements to multiple buyers in Singapore and in Batam, Indonesia, on its access arrangements to the West Natuna Transportation System for the transport of gas.
  • Advised Mercuria Energy Trading Pte Ltd on the acquisition finance for Batavia Oil’s acquisition of an interest in block 15-2 Rang Dong Oil Field from Perenco.
  • Advised TransEra Energy LLC on its MOU with Pertamina to evaluate potential carbon sequestration opportunities in Indonesia.

Singapore > Projects: foreign firms

The energy and project finance practice at McDermott Will & Emery Singapore LLP has been strengthened by the arrival of experienced energy and infrastructure lawyers Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi and Merrick White.
Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi photo Clarinda Tjia-DharmadiClarinda Tjia-Dharmadi focuses her practice on international project development and finance transactions…