2009 31 December

Real Estate Practice

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With more than 15 years of proven, in-depth and technical industry expertise in Southeast Asia, we offer our clients seamless, integrated and solution-oriented services on the full gamut of real estate and property projects throughout the region and wider afield, including infrastructure development and construction projects, hospitality, retail, agriculture and mining.

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION
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.

HOSPITALITY
Acting on behalf of international investment and development companies, luxury hotel chains, and various investors, our advisers have acted on many of the more 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.

RETAIL
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 others.

AGRICULTURE
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 advise regularly 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.

MINING
We have advised some of the major players 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.

 

For further information on our Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Practice, please visit our website.