King & Spalding’s Singapore office serves as a regional hub for our energy transactions and international arbitration practices, working closely with the firm’s Tokyo office. Our team of 11 partners and 14 other professionals helps clients meet the opportunities and challenges of the Asian market by offering local knowledge and experience combined with the international reach and resources of the firm. Our energy and arbitration lawyers have represented clients operating in Asia for twenty years.
Energy Transactions Practice
King & Spalding‘s Energy Transactions Practice has a broad bench of lawyers resident in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. In Singapore, we are one of only two firms ranked in Band 1 for Energy and Natural Resources by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016, and we have more Band 1-ranked individuals in this category than any other law firm in Singapore.
Our Singapore-based lawyers have broad experience across the LNG, oil and gas, power and project finance sectors. Headline engagements led by our Singapore team include advising the Singapore LNG Corporation on the first multiuse, multiuser LNG Import Terminal in Singapore, advising ADB on the ground-breaking Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan to India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline project, advising AES Corporation on the development, construction and financing of the USD 700 million expansion of the Masinloc Power Project in the Philippines, and advising sponsors Tata Power and Clean Energy Invest on the development and financing of the USD 400 Million Shuakhevi Hydropower Project in Georgia. We currently advise Sarawak Energy Berhad of Malaysia on the development and implementation of the USD 20 billion+ Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy Program, the largest capital expenditure program in the Southeast Asian power sector today.
King & Spalding’s International Arbitration Group has more than 80 lawyers across the world. Our arbitration team in Singapore comprises four partners and seven other professionals. We are one of only four firms ranked by the leading directory Chambers Global 2016 in Band 1 for international arbitration worldwide, and are the only firm ranked by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016 in Band 1 for international arbitration in Singapore.
Our Asia arbitration team comprises lawyers of seven different nationalities with extensive experience representing clients in arbitrations held in the region and worldwide. Our expertise covers both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in a wide range of business sectors, with an emphasis on oil and gas, power and construction disputes. John Savage, who leads the practice in Asia, is a Director of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and one of two Vice-Presidents of the SIAC Court of Arbitration. Recent successes for clients of our Asia team over the past three years include monetary awards of USD 2.48 billion, USD 360 million, USD 74 million, USD 50 million and declaratory relief valued at over USD 200 million. Clients of the Singapore team include Astro All Asia Networks, ConocoPhillips, Dow Chemical, General Electric, InterGlobe Enterprises and Samsung C&T.