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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

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


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


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


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