Firm Profile > White & Case Pte. Ltd. > Singapore, Singapore

White & Case Pte. Ltd.
8 Marina View #27-01
Asia Square Tower 1
018960
Singapore

Singapore > Energy: foreign firms Tier 1

White & Case Pte. Ltd. has continued to develop its Singapore energy practice with highly rated power and LNG projects specialist Tim Fourteau joining from Latham & Watkins LLP in early 2021, along with wider energy project development and finance expert Jamie Franklin. They join a team that has built an impressive standing in big-ticket oil and gas projects and which is also at the forefront of wind and solar power projects around Asia and elsewhere. The Singapore group is particularly noted for wind projects in Taiwan and across Asia Pacific, with the team often working alongside colleagues in Australia. Fergus Smith and Matthew Osborne have made a particular impression in the renewable energy, conventional power and oil and gas area. Saul Daniel is the co-head of the Asia Pacific energy group, and is a recognised senior name in oil and gas, having transferred to Singapore from Houston in May 2020. Senior associate EE Lynn Tan also impresses in oil and gas and power projects.

Practice head(s):

Brendan Quinn; Andrew Clark

Other key lawyers:

Tim Fourteau; Jamie Franklin; Fergus Smith; Matthew Osborne; Saul Daniel; EE Lynn Tan; Cristian Blumm; Donovan Ang

Testimonials

‘The WC team is one of the most collaborative and creative teams I have had the pleasure of working with. They are true partners in reaching a solution in a negotiation, delving into the needs of the clients and leveraging their subject matter experts for specific areas (anti-trust law, litigation, etc.) to ensure the best outcome is reached.’

‘Saul Daniel is a long term partner at WC that has industry connections globally. Therefore, not only is he incredibly knowledgeable on a vast array of topics & can provide leadership and guidance throughout a negotiation, but he is also well connected to a network of team members to facilitate in complex issues.’

‘Fergus Smith – he has an enormous capacity to deliver on time, often juggling multiple assignments at once. He is able to summarise complex legal topics succinctly, making them meaningful to business leaders and easily translatable into concrete actions. He combines strong technical legal capability with a broad perspective on the interfaces between legal matters and other domains, for example, risks and opportunities related to shareholders, lenders, suppliers, the customer’s business case and the media. He is a very strong communicator.’ 

‘White & Case have an excellent reputation for projects and energy work and are leaders in this sector. Staffing is lean and dedicated and the firm is thoroughly responsive. Moreover, the lawyers I have worked with have been able to access subject matter experts across the firm’s global network on a variety of cutting edge issues. For many years now, White & Case have been my “go-to” firm for projects and energy work.’

‘Saul Daniel (partner) and Cristian Blumm (associate) are excellent resources and understand the energy and petrochemical sector well. Excellent value for money working with them and they never fail to deliver practical, actionable advice for clients. In particular, Saul brings a wealth of experience from working on cutting edge energy and petrochemical deals in key markets, including Houston, London and Dubai. He is the first lawyer I call when staffing an important transaction.’

‘Donovan Ang – Donovan is a rare case of a lawyer with an engineering background, making him well placed to advise on renewables infrastructure projects. He is very diligent, with strong attention to detail.’ 

‘Impressive knowledge (both industry and company specific) combined with focus on practical solutions.’

‘The team has performed with impressive consistency, always delivering high quality work on time and showing execellent awareness of the Taiwanese market dynamics. The team’s pragmatic focus on solving issues in a practical manner, clearly grasping the client’s commercial and operational challenges has been stand-out. All members of the team have a strong work ethic making this practice well suited to the demands of project finance transactions.’

Key clients

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP)

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Canadian Solar

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

I Squared Capital

Ghazanfar Group

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Puma Energy

Singapore > Projects: foreign firms Tier 1

With particular strength in project financing work, the team at White & Case Pte. Ltd. is regularly instructed to advise on some of the largest and most cutting-edge projects in Asia. The Singapore office has been the focus of much recent consolidation at the senior level; following the relocation of Saul Daniel  – who co-heads the Asia Pacific energy industry group – from Houston in May 2020, the team welcomed Tim Fourteau and Jamie Franklin, both formerly of Latham & Watkins LLP, in December 2020. They join such established names as Matthew OsborneFergus Smith and associate Cristian Blumm. Areas of particular expertise and growth for the group include renewables, particularly offshore wind, oil and gas, and LNG. Brendan Quinn, who acts as the department lead for project finance in the Asia Pacific region, oversees matters from the Melbourne office, which is also home to key contact Andrew Clark.

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Testimonials

‘Highly commercial approach whilst never losing legal correctness out of sight. Very easy to collaborate with, always securing good working relationship. Very knowledgeable.’

‘Always gets the job done on time and as agreed. Very pleasant people to work with. Fergus Smith is an exceptional lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable, very calm and pleasant to work with and very good at handling counterparties and explaining highly complex matters in a way everyone gets.’

‘White & Case have an excellent reputation for projects and energy work and are leaders in this sector. Staffing is lean and dedicated and the firm is thoroughly responsive. Moreover, the lawyers I have worked with have been able to access subject matter experts across the firm’s global network on a variety of cutting edge issues. For many years now, White & Case have been my “go to” firm for projects and energy work.’

‘Saul Daniel and Cristian Blumm are excellent resources and understand the energy and petrochemical sector well. Excellent value for money working with them and they never fail to deliver practical, actionable advice for clients. In particular, Saul brings a wealth of experience from working on cutting edge energy and petrochemical deals in key markets, including Houston, London and Dubai. He is the first lawyer I call when staffing an important transaction.’

‘Strong oil and gas practice globally means they can resource projects with people with experience in the given jurisdiction and expertise in relevant technical areas.’

Fergus Smith is able to summarise complex legal topics succinctly, making them meaningful to business leaders and easily translatable into concrete actions. He combines strong technical legal capability with a broad perspective on the interfaces between legal matters and other domains. He is a very strong communicator‘.

Andrew Clark holds deep experience of infrastructure law and is able to assess challenges creatively often bringing a fresh perspective to unlock problems. He’s easily able to differentiate between the critical risks and the more standard or trivial ones. He is a trusted counsel, quick to highlight real problems to the customer with a solution-focused approach‘.

The team has performed with impressive consistency, always delivering high-quality work on time. The team’s pragmatic focus on solving issues in a practical manner, clearly grasping the client’s commercial and operational challenges has been stand-out. All members of the team have a strong work ethic making this practice well suited to the demands of project finance transactions‘.

‘Saul Daniel provides clear advice and is commercially minded.’

Key clients

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Asian Development Bank

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

International Finance Corporation

Canadian Solar

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

I Squared Capital

Ghazanfar Group

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Puma Energy

Singapore > Banking and finance: foreign firms Tier 2

White & Case Pte. Ltd.'s team advises lenders and sponsors on a wide variety of transactions in south-east Asia; and the firm's global footprint gives it 'a unique insight into transactions which involves several countries'. The group has significant expertise in cross-border structures involving leveraged and acquisition finance, mezzanine finance, fund lending, private-credit and structured financing. The group has longstanding expertise in ESG and is regularly instructed on sustainable financing projects, particularly concerning green assets. 'Solution-oriented' Alexander McMyn heads the team, which includes Charles McConnell, who has an additional specialism in non-contentious insolvency and restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Alexander McMyn

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘W&C has a wide network and caters to almost all jurisdictions. This enables them to have a unique insight into a transaction which involves several countries.’

‘Charles McConnell – in-depth knowledge of LBOs; ability to marry the clients wants with market practice and able to figure out bespoke solutions’

Strength in depth – excellent partners, strong associates. Very commercial. They focus on getting the deal done, and not on irrelevant negotiations. Very much a safe pair of hands. Excellent technical skills and product knowledge. Commercial and responsive.’

White & Case has greatly increased their banking and finance capabilities in Singapore and South East Asia recently with key hires. They have been involved in many high profile transactions recently and can be trusted to deal with complex and challenging transactions in a calm and methodical manner.’

Alexander McMyn is their key partner for banking and finance matters. He is very user friendly and solution orientated.’

Key clients

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

Bangkok Bank PCL

Citi

Deutsche Bank AG

UBS AG

Singapore > Capital markets: equity and debt: foreign firms Tier 2

At White & Case Pte. Ltd., lawyers handle capital markets transactions across south east Asia, benefitting from a dedicated securities team made up of debt and corporate finance lawyers. The group also regularly advises issuers and underwriters on equity deals, and has developed a niche in Asia-based SPACs. US- and English-qualified Kaya Proudian leads the team and is also the Asia capital markets practice head. In May 2021, Rahul Guptan joined from Clifford Chance, bringing with him expertise in equity and debt capital markets across the region. Associate Hendy Handoko has developed a reputation for debt and equity offerings in the US.

Practice head(s):

Kaya Proudian

Other key lawyers:

Rahul Guptan; Hendy Handoko; Bhavya Bhandari

Key clients

BNP Paribas

The Carlyle Group

CIMB Investment Bank Berhad

Citigroup

CLSA Limited

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

Dubai Islamic Bank P.J.S.C.

The Government of Republic of Indonesia

Merrill Lynch

Nomura Singapore Limited

PT BNI Sekuritas

PT Mandiri Sekuritas

Standard Chartered Bank

UBS

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

White & Case Pte. Ltd., praised for the strength of its ‘global footprint and expertise in corporate and M&A matters’, is especially well regarded within the financial, private equity, real estate and data centre fields. Jonathan Olier fronts the M&A and private equity offering and is noted for his ‘experience and expertise’ in both areas; his team also includes acquisition, divestment and joint venture specialist, Jon Bowden, along with Tabitha Saw who directs her attention towards capital raisings and real estate co-investments within the logistics space; and Sayak Maity who joined from AZB & Partners in December 2021. Associate Lisa Yeo frequently supports the three partners.

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Testimonials

‘The team is really held up by Tabitha Saw and her associates; she has the unique ability of breaking down complex concepts into simple terms that can be easily digested by clients and clients in turn, can provide their instructions to counsel with ease, thereby saving on time and cost. ’

‘Having dealt with numerous transactions, Tabitha Saw is able to offer specific, executable solutions to most problems faced by fund managers and investors alike. She is also up to date with the latest commercial practices and has a good understanding of issues that are out of the legal scope of work like accounting and performance reporting. As such, she has been able to bring additional value to the table by pre-empting issues, sometimes before the client is aware of them. ’

‘They are extremely helpful and able to provide value adding comprehensive solutions as a team and give heads-up on issues, which prepare the client on what’s to come.

This is unlike other law firms that I have worked worked with, which may only give solo solutions and leading to other issues which the client has to resolve.’

‘The firm’s key strengths would be its people. From the associates to the partners, all its personnel are highly professional and driven. The team would understand their client’s requirements and provide practical comments and advice. ’

‘Special mention to Tabitha Saw and Chua Si Wei. These individuals would cover and highlight the key risk areas and offer sound solutions in addressing them. They would even go beyond the legal aspect, to share ideas in other areas. They are not only professional, patient and helpful, but also very approachable and reliable.’

‘Jon Bowden has been an individual with strong work ethics, highly organized & very supportive due to his ability to address matters in a prompt & ethical manner, while providing recommendations on best practices which would benefit the transactions. ’

‘Jonathan Olier was very responsive to our needs. He was able to draw on the expertise of his organization to deliver the proper and timely advice to us.’

‘White & Case’s global footprint and expertise in Corporate and M&A matters are the reasons why we engage them to advise us on our international transactions.’

‘Aside from his experience and expertise in Corporate and M&A, Jonathan Olier acts as the White & Case relationship or coordination manager for our group of companies by putting us in touch with the relevant partners in White & Case’s overseas offices and helping to monitor progress of the transaction.’

 

Key clients

Babilou Group SAS

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

Baring Private Equity Asia

Blackstone

Brenntag Group

Brookfield Renewable Partners

CBRE Global Investors

ChrysCapital

CVC Capital Partners

ESR

FWD Group Limited

GIC

LOLC Group

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

MNC Group

Nestle S.A.

Ooredoo PJSC

Pacific Century Group

PAG

Puma Energy

Publicis Groupe

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)

Schneider Electric

Svenska Handelsbanken

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

VinaCapital

Wilmar International

Yondr

Singapore > Restructuring and insolvency: foreign firms Tier 2

White & Case Pte. Ltd. brings a great deal of experience to the restructuring market through banking partners Alexander McMyn and Charles McConnell, both of whom have lived through a number of economic cycles in Southeast Asia. This has enabled the team to land a series of major engagements, particularly those involving Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia. Through the firm’s QFLP, it has genuine Singapore law capabilities and the Singapore team is building its standing in Chapter 11 bankruptcies through additional collaboration with US colleagues. Debt trading, including engagements from credit funds, is another growth area for the group.

Practice head(s):

Alexander McMyn

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Key clients

Utico FZC

Singapore > International arbitration Tier 3

White & Case Pte. Ltd.‘s international arbitration team has ‘outstanding strength especially in the energy field‘ where it is particularly well known for oil and gas sector disputes and LNG price review arbitration. With ‘deep knowledge of the industry‘, practice head Matthew Secomb is a key name to note in this area; he is highly recommended for investment treaty, commercial and construction arbitration. Recently promoted partner Aditya Singh and associate Philip Tan are also ‘outstanding‘.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Secomb

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘W&C team is committed to delivering a very high-level legal work: always available, always trying to get the full picture of their client’s activity in order to better craft their arbitration strategy. They were particularly flexible during the pandemic crisis and open to use their client’s technological tools. ’

‘Very bright and hard-working team ably led by Matthew Secomb. Excellent on complex international arbitration matters. Matt is a superb advocate – gets to the core and pertinent issues of a case quickly, excellent drafting and very effective cross-examination style.’

Aditya is an exceptional lawyer, too. It is a pure joy to work with him. His analytical and writing skills are top class and his wit and humour add a flavour to your team. He is truly client-focused and someone you can grow together as a professional.

‘Matthew Secomb is an exceptionally knowledgeable counsel, a masterful strategist and a deft communicator. His work product and our interactions have been truly outstanding.’

‘Aditya Singh and Philip Tan were outstanding in demonstrating in-depth knowledge of each’s subject matter/workstream, high level of preparation and readiness at each stage of the process, and effective communicators.’

‘White & Case has a worldwide strong dispute resolution team. They have outstanding strength especially in the energy field.’

‘We often work with Matthew Secomb in the Singapore office regarding LNG related disputes. He possesses deep knowledge of the industry and always provide insightful legal advice but without leaving the commercial aspect of the case.’

‘White & Case team stand out in the quality of work as well as its efficiency. The team is capable of identifying key issues in challenging circumstances, building the most efficient action plan while communicating with clients and 3rd party professionals, thus resulting in the best outcome using very reasonable amount of fee.’

Key clients

Inpex Operations Australia Pty Ltd.

Saudi Arabia

Indonesia > Foreign firms Tier 1

White & Case Pte. Ltd. stands out for its ‘deep topic knowledge and collaborative ways of working with clients‘. It has a leading corporate and M&A practice and a particularly active presence in the financial institutions, energy and real estate sectors. Jonathan Olier heads the M&A and private equity practice which also includes the highly regarded Jon Bowden. The Asia capital markets team has a full-service offering and is led by Kaya Proudian, a debt and equity capital markets specialist who is both US and English law qualified. Alexander McMyn leads the debt finance and restructuring practice and has substantial experience advising lenders, sponsors, and borrowers on a broad range of transactions and financings. Key changes to the team include the arrival of projects and infrastructure partners Tim Fourteau and Jamie Franklin who joined from Latham & Watkins LLP in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Kaya Proudian; Jonathan Olier; Alexander McMyn

Other key lawyers:

Jon Bowden; Hendy Handoko; Tim Fourtea; Jamie Franklin; Charles McConnell

Testimonials

‘Deep knowledge of the local Indo laws; great coordination with the global/English Law team and able to come up with solid advice.’

The team has very deep knowledge of specific market regulations and market practices. The team is very collaborative to understand client needs and support, and adjust the output accordingly.’

‘Charles McConnell – really good client management and able to network and connect the client to other clients; in-depth knowledge of banking and capital markets in Asia.’

Key clients

Bangkok Bank Plc

BNP Paribas

CIMB Investment Bank

CLSA Limited

Credit Suisse

CVC Asia Pacific Limited

Deutsche Bank AG

Korea Electric Power Corporation

The Government of Republic of Indonesia

Ooredoo Group

Philippines > Foreign firms Tier 2

Having expanded its Philippine practice in recent years, White & Case Pte. Ltd. now covers various sectors with a particular focus on infrastructure and power projects. Matthew Osborne is a specialist in this area with almost two decades of experience advising grantors, sponsors, JV participants and financiers in relation to the delivery of major power, infrastructure and construction projects, particularly in the energy, resources, utilities and transport sectors. The firm also has extensive experience advising Philippine conglomerates on outbound investments, as well as multinational companies and private equity firms on their inbound investments and cross-border activities involving the Philippines.

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Key clients

Asian Development Bank

Vietnam > Foreign desks Tier 2

White & Case Pte. Ltd. is engaged in complex and cross-border mandates in Vietnam, standing out in M&A and high-profile bank financing transactions, including project finance deals. It also excels in assisting clients with a wide ambit of trade-related issues and disputes. The firm strengthened its offering in December 2020 by hiring Jamie Franklin and Tim Fourteau to its Singapore office from Latham & Watkins; both practitioners are noted for their expertise in the power and oil and gas sectors in Vietnam. Jon Bowden acts on a number of the largest corporate and M&A transactions in the market. Another key individual is Charles McConnell, who is highly skilled in leveraged and acquisition finance transactions.

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Testimonials

‘White & Case is undoubtedly among the best firms in the world and you would be amazed by what they could offer and bring in to the deals.’

‘Charles McConnell – their Singapore-based partner is absolutely a pleasant guy to work with. His knowledge of the commercial aspects of banking transactions makes your work a lot easier.’

In the projects where we have engaged White & Case, we have never been disappointed by the quality of the advice or output. The Singapore M&A team has good bench strength and the team’s responsiveness and service level is second to none.

We were fully supported by the team throughout and Jon was always quick to provide pragmatic solutions to issues we encountered through the transaction. We were extremely satisfied with the advice and support provided by Jon and the team.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas

Facebook

Japanese Aero Engines Corporation

KOMIPO (Korea Midland Power) Global Pte. Ltd.

MUFG Bank

Pacific Century Group

Toyota Industries Corporation

VinaCapital

Australia > Project finance

The project finance team at White & Case acts for international investors, export credit agencies, financial institutions and lending syndicates involved in the financing of large-scale local and cross-border infrastructure and construction projects. The group has key sector expertise in the transport infrastructure, chemical,, healthcare and renewable energy industries. Headed up by project finance authority Brendan Quinn in Melbourne, the group’s client portfolio includes the Suburban Rail Loop Authority and Macquarie. The team is supported by international sponsor expert Joel Rennie in Sydney, and, in Melbourne, energy project specialist Ged Cochrane and project development adviser Josh Sgro.

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Key clients

Suburban Rail Loop Authority

Rail Projects Victoria

Transurban Limited

UniSuper

Plenary

Hana Financial Investment

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV)

Suburban Rail Loop Authority

Tetris Capital

Star of the South Wind Farm Pty Ltd

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP)

Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd

John Holland Pty Ltd

QIC

Société Générale

Macquarie Group

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)

India > Foreign firms

White & Case Pte. Ltd. is rated highly not only for its India market expertise but also for its client service; ‘its use of research tools along with legal innovation makes them a premier law firm‘. It also demonstrates a commitment to diversity; it meets the criteria for Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule Certification in respect of its drive to employ females, lawyers of colour and LGBTQ+ lawyers. The core teams are located in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and New York from where it serves multinationals, private equity houses, commercial and investment banks, alternative investment and sovereign funds and government entities. It advises clients on pursuing opportunities in India and Indian companies on their international activities and investments. It has leading cross-border M&A and private equity offerings and impressive disputes and arbitration practices. Nandan Nelivigi heads the India team and focuses on mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures involving India, with particular experience of the energy and infrastructure sectors. Dipen Sabharwal QC in London has an impressive international arbitration practice (he is New York, India and England and Wales qualified). Aloke Ray QC, also based in London, undertakes high-value arbitrations and disputes. Rahul Guptan (joined from Clifford Chance in mid 2021) has more than 20 years of experience advising on complex cross-border India-related transactions and specialises in securities and corporate law with a special focus on capital markets transactions. Daniel Abercromby in Hong Kong, joined the banking and finance team in 2020 and further bolsters the India sponsor finance practice, and counsel Aditya Singh specialises in international arbitration and has noteworthy experience handling corruption investigations.

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Testimonials

‘Dipen Sabharwal, QC is an excellent lawyer, thorough, always well prepared. Calm and conveys reassurance.’

Dan Abercromby at W&C HK is an excellent addition. He leads the sponsor side of the banking practice for India.’

White & Case is one the reputed firms which offers exceptional services to the client. They have sector specific experts. They have good knowledge of Indian market and have been involved in various legal issues relating to the Indian market. Their use of research tools along with legal innovation makes them a premier law firm. I have always found their manner of analysing law as a mean to find commercial solution to the legal problem very helpful and always appreciated by the client.’

‘Very strong ability to present international and local law expertise and market insights. Very strong senior associate team led by Peiwen Chen.’

Key clients

Facebook, Inc.

The Carlyle Group

TPG Capital

Citigroup Global Markets

Legris Industries

Sun Chemical

Clariant Plastics & Coatings AG

Advent International

Cruz City 1 Mauritius Holdings

Republic of India

China Development Bank, the Export and Import Bank of China (China Exim Bank), and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited

Australia > Construction

White & Case has expertise in construction projects across Australia and more broadly throughout APAC. Its expertise in litigation arising during the course of developments is equally strong, illustrated by the firm’s ongoing representation of ALTRAC Light Rail in disputes regarding the construction of Sydney Light Rail. Andrew Clark, who is based in Melbourne, has particular strength in the transport and railway sectors, focusing primarily on project financing. He co-heads the practice with fellow Melbourne partner Brendan Quinn who is also well-regarded for his credentials in project financing spanning various sectors, including infrastructure, energy and renewables. Brad Strahorn focuses more on the disputes side of major infrastructure projects while Jared Muller (Melbourne) stands out for regularly assisting clients with complex engineering, procurement and construction contracts. In Sydney, Kate Perumal handles a wide docket of construction disputes, including claims related to property defects and project delays.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Clark; Brendan Quinn

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Testimonials

‘Top tier practice with deep industry experience, able to handle a wide variety of complex matters. Advice is very practical and solutions focussed.’

‘Top level construction knowledge and experience.’

‘Deep insight in issues and strong commercial understanding. Good at solving problems.’

‘Kate Perumal is an outstanding lawyer who is able to provide strategic insight in addition to first rate legal advice. She is well connected and has deep industry experience. She is able to handle complexity and high profile matters with ease and provide solutions focussed advice.’

‘Jared Muller is excellent in this area.’

Key clients

Suburban Rail Loop Authority

Rail Projects Victoria

Transurban Limited

Plenary

Hana Financial Investment

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV)

Suburban Rail Loop Authority

Tetris Capital

Stary of the South Wind Farm Pty Ltd.

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP)

Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd.

John Holland Pty Ltd.

QIC

Société Générale

Australia > Energy (transactions and regulatory)

White & Case’s Melbourne team focuses predominantly on renewable energy transactions and oil & gas projects, in which it tends to handle financing arrangements. It is also well-known for advising international clients on the development of offshore windfarms. Brendan Quinn has impressive credentials in project financing, acting for financiers, borrowers and sponsors in connection with large-scale conventional and renewable energy mandates. Andrew Clark stands out for his leading role in significant renewable energy projects across Australia and Asia, whereas John Tivey  is well-regarded for his work in cross-border mining projects. Jared Muller and Adeline Pang are also core members of the group.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Clark; Brendan Quinn; John Tivey

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Key clients

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP)

Star of the South Wind Farm Pty Ltd

Neoen Australia Pty Ltd (Neoen)

Hana Financial Investment

Merricks Capital

Nexif Energy

Amp Power Australia

Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd

Future Global Resources Limited

Electrum Strategic Opportunities Fund II LP (Electrum)

Société Générale

Macquarie Group

AusNet Services Group

ElectraNet Pty Limited

South Korea > International arbitration

Construction arbitration is a mainstay for White & Case LLP’s disputes practice. It has extensive experience in handling construction disputes arising out of global energy and infrastructure projects, including in downstream oil & gas, LNG and power. Based in London, David Robertson actively advises South Korean clients on disputes within and outside of the region and is the key practitioner for international arbitrations relating to construction and infrastructure. Matthew Secomb heads up the Asia-Pacific team and is an expert in the highly specialised LNG gas supply field. In August 2020, Mark Goodrich left the firm.

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Key clients

Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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 Charles McConnell photo Charles McConnell Partner
 Alexander McMyn photo Alexander McMyn Partner
 Kyle Oh photo Kyle Oh Associate
 Jonathan Olier photo Jonathan Olier Partner
 Matthew Osborne photo Matthew Osborne Partner
 Steve Payne photo Steve Payne Retired Partner of Counsel
 Kaya Proudian photo Kaya Proudian Partner
 Tabitha Saw photo Tabitha Saw Partner
 Matthew Secomb photo Matthew Secomb Partner
 Aditya Singh photo Aditya Singh Partner
 Fergus Smith photo Fergus Smith Partner
 Ee Lynn Tan photo Ee Lynn Tan Counsel
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