Japan Desk Experience

DFDL has advised leading Japanese corporations, multinationals, multi laterals and non-government organizations on significant transactions in the Mekong region, the rest of Southeast Asia and beyond. Key deals include advising:

  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Tepco and EDF Group in relation to a USD 400 million gas power project in Vietnam. DFDL acted as local project counsel, supporting the sponsors throughout negotiations with the lenders in relation to financing the project, preparation of the loan agreements, security documentation and legal opinions; as well as negotiations with the Vietnamese authorities in relation to the formation and implementation of the project.
  • Nittetsu Mining Co., Ltd. in relation to a metallic minerals mining project in Cambodia. DFDL assisted throughout negotiations with The Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy of Cambodia for the exploration phase of the project.
  • Mitsui Oil Exploration Co., Ltd. on all aspects of the exploration works for an offshore project in Cambodia.
  • Mitsui Oil Exploration Co., Ltd. on various aspects of its onshore Block XVII Project.
  • Sojitz Corporation on all aspects of its investment in a Chinese Entity and its feedstock projects in Cambodia.
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in relation to the sale and transfer of a ship to a Myanmar buyer, under Myanmar Law.
  • A foreign investor throughout negotiations in relation to the drafting of the Joint Venture Agreement and Land Sale and Purchase Agreement for the investor to enter into a joint venture for the purchase and development of the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone.
  • A leading Japanese automobile manufacturer on the restructuring of its joint venture with a local partner in Cambodia.
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on it’s general business in Cambodia.
  • Orix Corporation on its acquisition of a stake in a leading commercial bank in Cambodia.
  • Taica Corporation in relation to its establishment of a manufacturing plant in Cambodia.