King & Spalding’s energy and arbitration lawyers have represented clients operating in Asia for twenty years. The firm’s Singapore office serves as a regional hub for our energy projects and international arbitration practices, working closely with the firm’s Tokyo office. Our team of 11 partners and 16 other fee-earners help 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.
King & Spalding’s International Arbitration Group has more than 80 lawyers across the world. Our arbitration team in Singapore comprises five partners and seven other fee-earners. We are one of only four firms ranked by the leading directory Chambers Global 2016 in Band 1 for international arbitration worldwide, and the only firm ranked in Band 1 for international arbitration in Singapore by Chambers Asia- Pacific 2015 and 2016. Our Asia arbitration team is a multi-cultural team of international lawyers (of six 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 highlights of our Asia team over the past three years include awards of USD 2.48 billion, over USD 360 million, USD 74 million and of declaratory relief valued at over USD 200 million.
Energy Transactions Practice
King & Spalding’s Energy Practice has more than 250 lawyers in our 18 offices around the globe, giving us one of the broadest and deepest benches of energy lawyers. 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 the most 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.
Our global LNG experience encompasses in excess of 70 projects and at least 40 countries including in Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, India, Korea, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea as well as Singapore, and we have arguably the world’s most active LNG practice (providing legal counsel on more than 10 LNG terminals in countries all over the world) amongst all law firms. Recent highlights in the space include advising Anadarko on the marketing and transportation for its Mozambique LNG Export Project.
Oil & Gas
Outside of LNG, our global gas supply and offtake experience boasts impressive depth and breadth, both in terms of geographical scope and transactional complexity, including advising ABD on the ground-breaking Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan to India (TAPI) pipeline project and advising Gazprom on the South Stream Pipeline project (which is estimated to have capital costs in excess of USD 31 billion).
Global Power Practice
Our Global Power Practice provides integrated service across multiple project areas to guide these clients through every stage of their projects’ life cycles – from project origination to commercial operation and beyond. We have worked with clients to develop, construct and finance power plants ranging in size from 2 MW to 2,700 MW across six continents and utilizing such diverse technologies as nuclear, natural gas, oil, coal, cogeneration, biomass and industrial waste, hydroelectric, biodiesel and geothermal, as well as renewable and alternative technologies such as solar, wind and compressed-air energy storage.
We offer extensive experience in the project financing of power generation, LNG terminals, gas storage, and other industrial and transportation facilities throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the United States, Europe, Canada and Latin America. Our clients include lenders, underwriters, developers, sponsors, equity participants, construction contractors, financial guarantors and governments in power projects financed on a non-recourse basis. Many of the project finance transactions on which we work are the first of their kind.