ASIALAW PROFILES 2020
Highly Recommended – Myanmar & Thailand
Recommended – Vietnam
CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC 2019
Band 3 – Thailand
LEGAL 500 2019
Tier 3 – Thailand & Vietnam
Since 1994, we have offered our clients proven, in-depth and technical industry expertise in Southeast Asia. We provide our clients with seamless, integrated, and solutions-oriented services on the full scope of real estate and property projects throughout the region and wider afield, including infrastructure development and construction projects, hospitality, retail, agriculture, and mining.
Our real estate development and construction team represents developers, financiers, contractors, and other project parties on commercial, industrial, residential, and mixed-use projects. We regularly advise on land acquisition, construction contracts, joint venture agreements, leases, sales, EPC contracts, offshore and onshore guarantee, and wrap around arrangements, turn-key projects and both front-end and back-end aspects. We have senior expertise and experience in residential, commercial, and large-scale infrastructure projects on BOT, BOO, BOOT, and other internationally recognized bases and structures.
Acting on behalf of international investment and development companies, luxury hotel chains, and various investors, our advisers have acted on many prominent projects and developments both regionally and internationally. Our experience includes investment and licensing, legal and tax structuring, management and operating agreements, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, payment flows and exit arrangements.
We regularly advise international direct selling and direct marketing companies, luxury goods companies and others on all aspects of their investments, from market entry, business establishment, mixed property development, project structuring, intellectual property matters, product registration, licensing, and other related matters.
We have unparalleled expertise in devising, structuring, completing, and successfully implementing large-scale agricultural and agribusiness projects (both cultivation and processing), including rice, rubber, jatropha, palm oil, teak, sugar plantations, refining and processing plants, and attendant infrastructure. Our familiarity with the region’s legal and business climate means that we are uniquely equipped to advise on all aspects and types of projects, legal risks and mitigation, regulatory regimes (licenses and applications), and tax and customs optimization. We regularly advise on economic land concessions, financing and operations, joint ventures, long-term leases, sales, purchases, land security and company structuring as well as multi-state and cross-border transactions.
We have advised some of the major companies in the region on multiple aspects of their mining ventures in both the minerals and hydrocarbons space. Our advisers bring extensive international experience to the table and have advised across a broad spectrum of projects ranging from structuring and advising on concession agreement drafting and negotiations, security of tenure, exploration phase, mining infrastructure construction, financing to production, extraction and off-take, PSOs and logistics, including advising on shipping and trading aspects of oil and gas projects, as well as MSUs and FPSOs.
Head of Regional Real Estate & Construction Practice Group