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South East Asia

Our coverage extends beyond our Singapore office , where we are able to offer regional and multinational clients in South-East Asia both Inbound and Outbound Investment expertise towards other regions of the world. This means that we can offer internationally trained lawyers who offer high-quality legal services and an understanding of global and local business requirements and cultural considerations. Across these diverse and developing jurisdictions, we  provide on-the-ground local know-how  from partners actively involved in matters in these jurisdictions in conjunction with international law firm excellence and experience. We also offer close working relationships with leading local law firms.

Our  experience  - whether from mining & natural resources, infrastructure and projects, commodities, energy or transport- provides us with a solid grounding to help investors (public or private) take their first steps and broaden their activities.

Countries covered

>  Brunei

>  Indonesia

>  Malaysia

>  Myanmar

>  Philippines

>  Thailand

>  Vietnam


>  Advised Golar LNG in concluding Asia’s first Floating Storage and Regasification project in West Java, Indonesia, with a joint venture of Pertamina and PGN, which drew on a wide number of our specialist areas including offshore contracting principles, EPCI for the mooring installation, insurance expertise, and advice on political risk and the use of Bilateral Investment Treaties.

>  Successfully acted for a foreign claimant in BANI arbitration in Indonesia, obtaining a multi-million dollar award for our clients

>  Advising on a US$1 billion dispute involving a semi-submersible floating production system currently situated in offshore Sabah, Malaysia 

>  Advised MISC borrower’s counsel on the financing of 2 LNG carrier newbuilds which were chartered to Petronas

>  Acted for a metal group on a potential investment in a nickel mine in the Philippines

>  Advised on the US$106m expansion of a terminal in Metro Manila, the Philippines

>  Advising on EPC contracts for petrochemical projects  in, Thailand, Indonesia and  Philippines

>  Represented offshore oil and gas contractor for PTT in relation to an oil spill off the coast of Thailand

>  Acted for the developer of a Tungsten mine in Vietnam including the negotiation of EPCM/development contracts

>  Advised on long-term crude oil supply agreements for a major power project in Vietnam

>  Acted for a coal supplier against a Vietnamese state-owned power plant in a coal supply dispute

Energy & Infrastructure

  • Financing of Turkish geothermal plant Financing
  • Thailand wind farm project Financing
  • Terrorist attacks Pipelines
  • Wrongful contract termination Contract dispute
  • Dispute over subsea equipment Subsea Services
  • Gunfleet Sands I & II Offshore wind farm projects Renewables
  • Mongolian wind farm project Financing
  • Dynamic Vision - vessel financing Financing
  • Financing of a semi-submersible Financing
  • Golar West Java FSRU Floating Gas
  • DECC - Section 29 Decommissioing
  • Gas Project Pipelines
  • Secured credit Financing
  • Topside arbitration Construction
  • FPSO dispute FPSO
  • Rig removal owing to delay in production Construction
  • West African Gas Pipeline Project Pipelines
  • Offshore wind farm projects Renewables


  • South African furnace Property and Business Interruption
  • Advance payment guarantees Fraud/Reinsurance
  • MSC Panama Marine
  • California wind fires PDBI/Reinsurance
  • Cap Marine Professional Indemnity
  • Buncefield Property and Business Interruption
  • Export Development Canada Trade Credit
  • Indonesian well blowout Energy
  • Kazahkstan welding claim Energy
  • Uzbekistan mining equipment Political Risk
  • Venezuelan mine shut-down Property and Business Interruption
  • Lemma Insurance Company Liquidation
  • Norsul Vitoria Marine
  • Polar Mist Marine
  • Dubai motor damage PDBI/Reinsurance
  • German bank claim D&O
  • Mumbai floods PDBI/Reinsurance
  • Israel aviation claim Aviation
  • Pakistan riots PDBI/Reinsurance
  • Bankers Blanket Bond Financial Institutions
  • Queensland floods PDBI/Reinsurance
  • Hurricane Sandy Property and Business Interruption
  • Tank 84 Reinsurance
  • Bermuda Form Product Liability
  • Reggae concert Contingency


  • Advising UACC on acquiring new vessels Ship finance: ship acquisition and financing
  • Prestige casualty and pollution
  • Collision/capsize/sinking incident involving a tug and a bulk carrier Shipping
  • Supreme Court case: The Kos Charterparty dispute
  • Ocean Victory grounding Admiralty dispute: unsafe port
  • Stolt Valor explosion and casualty Admiralty dispute: fire
  • The Front Comor: House of Lords and European Court of Justice Shipping dispute: Arbitration
  • MV Rena grounding Casualty: grounding and pollution
  • Maritime Maisie collision with Gravity Highway Casualty: collision
  • Facilities agreement for FSRUs Ship finance: facilities agreement
  • Golden Lucy explosion and fire
  • MV Cotton hijacking by pirates
  • Supreme Court case: Rainy Sky vs Kookmin Bank Shipbuilding dispute
  • Refinancing of shipowners' loan
  • Rewa sale and purchase dispute Shipping dispute: sale and purchase
  • Advising on creation of shipping fund Ship finance: revolving credit facility
  • Costa Concordia grounding and capsize Casualty: grounding and capsize
  • Valle di Cordoba: in-transit loss clause Piracy: charterparty dispute
  • Astipalaia collision with Hanjin Shenzhen: loss of earnings Shipping dispute: loss of earnings following a casualty

Yachts and Superyachts

  • Yacht finance
  • Cayman Island Flag
  • Yacht loan arrangement
  • Shipbuilding contract
  • Diesel motor yacht
  • Azimut yacht

Corporate & Commercial

  • Share purchase agreement
  • Joint venture agreement Joint venture agreement
  • Acquisition of shares Acquisition of shares
  • Acquisition of shares Acquisition of shares
  • Corporate sale of shares Joint venture
  • Consideration of share sale Reorganisation
  • Restructuring terms Debt restructuring
  • £124 million acquisition of 107 Cheapside Real estate
  • Advice on reorganisation
  • Vendor warranty and indemnity Indemnity risk
  • Shareholder loan agreement
  • Acquisition Acquisition of an equity stake
  • Multi million dollar M&A Refinancing and merger
  • Multi million dollar acquisition
  • Cross border advice on warranties and indemnities warranty and indemnity risks
  • Joint venture
  • Regulation and the MLC Regulatory matters
  • Shareholder dispute
  • Joint venture Joint venture
  • Merger of two banks Merger
  • Transaction and escrow arrangements Legal opinion and trust arrangements
  • Joint venture governed by English and Mozambique law Joint venture