Mr Jonathan Guwe > Dentons Rodyk > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Banking, Project Finance, Trade and Commodity Finance, Corporate


Jonathan Guwe is a partner in the Dentons Rodyk Projects department.

He has handled various complex cross-border transactions in emerging markets, successfully seeing multiple projects from inception to commercial operation, and is well versed to manage the unique challenges in such markets. Projects undertaken include hydroelectric power, solar power, wind power, gas and coal fired power plants and other infrastructure projects in Asia such as Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, India and China. He has experience in advising on the development  of Projects from inception and drafting the various related documents such as consortium agreements, sale and purchase agreements (SPAs), shareholders’ agreements (SHAs), engineering, procurement and construction contracts (EPCs), fuel supply, operations and maintenance contracts (O&M), power purchase agreements (PPAs), build, operate and transfer contracts (BOT) and their related financing documents.

His experience in finance and commercial work encompasses a wide range of transactions including acquisition financing, project financing, bilateral and syndicated lending, asset-backed financing, ISDA transactions and trade financing, as well as pre-export financing and has handled numerous transactions involving mergers, takeovers and joint ventures, and has acted for vendors, purchasers and financiers.


Partner – Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP (formerly Rodyk & Davidson LLP) (2010 – present)
Legal Counsel – Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. (2007 – 2010)


English, Chinese


University of Nottingham, 2006, LLM
University of Nottingham, 2004, LLB

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Projects and energy: local firms

The team at Dentons Rodyk is noted particularly for its ability to assist global clients with their international needs, by leveraging its energy experience across many jurisdictions. Chinese state-owned enterprises form a core part of the firm’s client base; advising such clients on their investments into offshore renewable projects in Belt and Road Initiative countries continues to be an area of focus for the practice. UK and Singapore-qualified lawyer Joo Thye Tan leads the group, and is equally well versed in handling the contractual, corporate and financing aspects of the work. The practice also fields fluent Mandarin speakers Jonathan Guwe and Loke Wanqing.

Singapore > Energy: foreign firms

Dentons Rodyk is an established player in the Asia Pacific LNG sector. It is also developing its profile in energy transition and renewables matters, along with oil and gas trading. Kunal Kapoor has extensive experience in LNG projects, including bunkering, liquefaction and regasification matters, along with broader expertise in oil and gas asset transactions in Southeast Asia. Joo Thye Tan and Jonathan Guwe provide additional Singapore law expertise on Southeast Asia power and renewables projects.

Singapore > Projects: foreign firms

With a particular focus on the energy sector, including LNG and renewables, Dentons Rodyk‘s team has extensive experience assisting lenders, sponsors, developers, institutional investors, contractors and operators with major domestic and cross-border project development and financing. Clients from across Southern and Eastern Asia, especially China, regularly instruct the firm. Joo Thye Tan leads the group, with support from Kunal Kapoor, who is noted as a go-to advisor for complicated liquefaction and regasification projects. Fluent Mandarin and English speakers Jonathan Guwe and Loke Wanqing are other key contacts.