South East Asia deals

CapitaLand Limited: we advised Singapore-based CapitaLand on the strategic review of their 59% holding and subsequent sell down of their stake in Australand, a leading Australian diversified property group.

My Thuan Bridge Phase 4, Vietnam: we advised on the project delivery and dispute resolution alternatives for the A$160 million bridge across the Mekong River in Vietnam. This involved drafting contract documentation and a Memoranda of Understanding between Australia and Vietnam for specific phases of the project.

Dredging Project, Brunei: we represented a Danish dredging contractor in arbitration proceedings held in Hong Kong arising out of a reclamation project in Brunei.

Power Project, Thailand: we acted as common lenders’ counsel on the US$220 million limited recourse refinancing and restructuring of a power project in Thailand.

Umbulan Spring Pipeline and WTA, Indonesia: we acted for the Indonesia Infrastructure Initiative on a three-year PPP project funded by the Australian government, to enhance the country’s infrastructure policy, planning and investment.

Lihir Gold Project, Papua New Guinea: we were involved in reviewing and advising on the complex matrix of contracts for this large scale gold project in Papua New Guinea. We provided advice on the overarching “EPCM” Contract, the direct construction and supply contracts, the Contract Mining Agreement and various other technical services and miscellaneous agreements.

Mekong River Hydropower Project, Laos: we advised the Government of Lao PDR with engaging a contractor to build, own and operate a hydro-electric power station. We conducted a review of the proposed Concession on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme in Lao PDR. The review also required us to become familiar with the applicable local laws.

Port Development, Vietnam: we acted for Interflour Vietnam and its sponsor, Co-operative Bulk Handling, on the project financing of its port expansion development project in Vietnam.

Red 5 Gold Project, Philippines: we acted for Sprott Asset Management on the financing of Red 5’s gold project in the Philippines.

Nido Petroleum: we acted for ASX-listed oil and gas exploration and production company, Nido Petroleum on its US$30 million borrowing base facility in the Philippines.

Resources funds: we advise private equity funds on the implications of new Indonesian mining laws for potential acquisitions of interests in Indonesian coal projects.

Singapore Airlines: we advised Singapore Airlines on its acquisition of a further 9.9% of Virgin Australia for over A$120 million.

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