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Kelly Malone specializes in the development, financing and construction of large-scale power and infrastructure projects. He serves as the Managing Partner of our Singapore office and heads the firm's global power team.

Kelly represents national governments, state-owned utilities, project sponsors, international consortia and financial development institutions in the establishment, development, privatization, sale, acquisition and/or financing of independent power projects and other infrastructure projects. With broad experience in the power sector, he has advised on more than 50 projects in 22 countries.

In 2016, Kelly was recognized as a leading lawyer in energy and infrastructure, project development, banking and project finance by IFLR 1000. He has also been recognized for projects, energy and natural resources by Chambers Global for 2015 and 2016.

In addition, Kelly has been ranked as a top energy, natural resources, projects and infrastructure lawyer in Singapore by Chambers Asia-Pacific for 2015 through 2017, and identified as one of the World's Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers by Euromoney Institutional Investor.

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Projects & Energy


Chambers Global, 2015, 2016

Energy & Natural Resources: International


Chambers Global, 2015, 2016

Projects & Energy—Singapore


Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2015–2017

Energy & Natural Resources: Power—Singapore


Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2015–2017

Energy & Infrastructure, Project Development, Banking & Project Finance


IFLR 1000, 2016

World's Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers


Euromoney Institutional Investor

03.15.2016

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Albania — International project counsel for the preparation of construction tender packages for the 300 MW Devoll hydropower project, sponsored by Statkraft AS and EVN AG.

Brazil — International counsel for the acquisition financing of a project to develop, construct, finance, own and operate the USD 400 million Parapanema ethanol/sugar mill project, located in the municipality of Narandiba, São Paulo.

Cambodia — International counsel to Cambodian National Petroleum Authority for (i) the negotiations of a Joint Development Agreement with Thailand involving an overlapping claim area in the Gulf of Thailand, and (ii) development of a national petroleum law regime.

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Albania — International project counsel for the preparation of construction tender packages for the 300 MW Devoll hydropower project, sponsored by Statkraft AS and EVN AG.

Brazil — International counsel for the acquisition financing of a project to develop, construct, finance, own and operate the USD 400 million Parapanema ethanol/sugar mill project, located in the municipality of Narandiba, São Paulo.

Cambodia — International counsel to Cambodian National Petroleum Authority for (i) the negotiations of a Joint Development Agreement with Thailand involving an overlapping claim area in the Gulf of Thailand, and (ii) development of a national petroleum law regime.

Chile — International project counsel for (i) the construction and USD 61 million limited-recourse debt financing of the 46 MW Totoral wind power project, located in Chaopa Province of Chile, and (ii) the US$45 million equity financing of the 155 MW La Higuera hydropower project, located in Rio Tinguiririca.

Chile/Peru — International counsel to a major Chinese state-owned enterprise for the formation of a joint venture and potential acquisition of an equity interest in a 1500 MW portfolio of hydro and gas-fired power projects under development.

Georgia — International project counsel for the construction and $250 million debt financing of the 187 MW Shuakhevi hydropower project, located in the Caucasus Mountains.

Guam — Special privatization counsel to the Government of Guam for the assessment of a public-private partnership by concession over the water and wastewater systems that service Guam’s civilian population.

India — International counsel to SN Power for (i) the formation of regional joint venture with Tata Power for purpose of jointly developing hydropower assets throughout the Himalayan Rim countries, and (ii) resolution of shareholder issues during the construction of the 192 MW Allain Duhangan Power Project, located in District Kullu, Himachal Preadesh.

Kenya — International counsel for the acquisition of an ownership interest in the 300 MW Lake Turkana wind power project, located in Marsabit West County, northeastern Kenya.

Laos — International counsel for (i) the preparation of bid for acquisition of an ownership interest in the 1200 MW Nam Thuen II Power Project, and (ii) the acquisition of an equity interest in a 150 MW hydropower generation facility, located in Bolovens Plateau.

Nepal — International counsel for (i) the negotiation of a Concession Agreement with the Government of Nepal as part of the development of 800 MW Tamakoshi 3 hydro-electric power/cross-border power evacuation project for transmission and sale of power into the Indian market, and (ii) the upfront development of the Kirne and Khimti 2 hydro-electric power projects.

Nigeria — International counsel for the front-end development of a USD 2.5 billion, 24 MTPA ammonia/urea production facility.

Norway — International counsel for the EUR 40 million, Sinosure-backed, debt financing of a high-volume data telecommunications project.

Pakistan — International counsel during (i) the acquisition by State Grid of China of an ownership interest in a 400 MW portfolio of wind projects, and (ii) the acquisition by Harbin Electric International of an ownership interest in a 500 MW portfolio of wind projects, in each case located in the Gharo-Keti Bandar Wind Corridor, Sindh Province.

Panama — International project counsel for the construction tendering and $155 million debt financing of the 58 MW Bajo Frio hydropower project.

Peru — International counsel to SN Power for (i) the construction tendering and $250 million debt financing of the 168 MW Cheves hydropower project, and (ii) the $276 million equity bridge financing for the acquisition of ElectroAndes S.A., which owns and operates four hydroelectric projects, located in the central Andean region.

Philippines (power) — International counsel for (i) the USD 1.25 billion debt financing of the U.S. Ex-Im-backed, 1200 MW Ilijan Power Project (awarded Asia Pacific Power Deal of the Year by Project Finance International, and (ii) the $380 million acquisition financing of the 360 MW Magat power project (awarded Asia Pacific Power Deal of the Year by Project Finance International).

Philippines (gas) — International counsel to consortium of Korean petroleum companies for the potential acquisition of a participating interest in the $4.5 billion Malampaya Deep Water Gas Project.

South Sudan — International project counsel for the development and construction of the Fula Rapids hydropower project located on the River Nile (ongoing).

Tanzania — International counsel for the financing and construction of the Sao Hill Biomass power generation project.

Uganda — International counsel for the development, construction and financing of the Bugoye, run-of-the-river hydro-electric generation facility, on the River Mubuku and River Isya.

Vietnam — International counsel supporting (i) a joint venture between IFC and SN Power for the implementation of program to acquire up to 600 MW hydropower project portfolio, and (ii) Sithe Energy during submission of a proposal to develop a 727 MW gas-fired power project under Vietnam’s Build-Operate-Transfer Regulations.

Zambia — International counsel to SN Power for the formation of a joint venture, and preparation of a bid for the right, to develop the Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro Electric Project.

Insights

Energy Law Exchange

June 8, 2017
Added Risks of Export Projects

Newsletter

April 12, 2017
Energy Newsletter April 2017

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Matters

Albania — International project counsel for the preparation of construction tender packages for the 300 MW Devoll hydropower project, sponsored by Statkraft AS and EVN AG.

Brazil — International counsel for the acquisition financing of a project to develop, construct, finance, own and operate the USD 400 million Parapanema ethanol/sugar mill project, located in the municipality of Narandiba, São Paulo.

Cambodia — International counsel to Cambodian National Petroleum Authority for (i) the negotiations of a Joint Development Agreement with Thailand involving an overlapping claim area in the Gulf of Thailand, and (ii) development of a national petroleum law regime.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Albania — International project counsel for the preparation of construction tender packages for the 300 MW Devoll hydropower project, sponsored by Statkraft AS and EVN AG.

Brazil — International counsel for the acquisition financing of a project to develop, construct, finance, own and operate the USD 400 million Parapanema ethanol/sugar mill project, located in the municipality of Narandiba, São Paulo.

Cambodia — International counsel to Cambodian National Petroleum Authority for (i) the negotiations of a Joint Development Agreement with Thailand involving an overlapping claim area in the Gulf of Thailand, and (ii) development of a national petroleum law regime.

Chile — International project counsel for (i) the construction and USD 61 million limited-recourse debt financing of the 46 MW Totoral wind power project, located in Chaopa Province of Chile, and (ii) the US$45 million equity financing of the 155 MW La Higuera hydropower project, located in Rio Tinguiririca.

Chile/Peru — International counsel to a major Chinese state-owned enterprise for the formation of a joint venture and potential acquisition of an equity interest in a 1500 MW portfolio of hydro and gas-fired power projects under development.

Georgia — International project counsel for the construction and $250 million debt financing of the 187 MW Shuakhevi hydropower project, located in the Caucasus Mountains.

Guam — Special privatization counsel to the Government of Guam for the assessment of a public-private partnership by concession over the water and wastewater systems that service Guam’s civilian population.

India — International counsel to SN Power for (i) the formation of regional joint venture with Tata Power for purpose of jointly developing hydropower assets throughout the Himalayan Rim countries, and (ii) resolution of shareholder issues during the construction of the 192 MW Allain Duhangan Power Project, located in District Kullu, Himachal Preadesh.

Kenya — International counsel for the acquisition of an ownership interest in the 300 MW Lake Turkana wind power project, located in Marsabit West County, northeastern Kenya.

Laos — International counsel for (i) the preparation of bid for acquisition of an ownership interest in the 1200 MW Nam Thuen II Power Project, and (ii) the acquisition of an equity interest in a 150 MW hydropower generation facility, located in Bolovens Plateau.

Nepal — International counsel for (i) the negotiation of a Concession Agreement with the Government of Nepal as part of the development of 800 MW Tamakoshi 3 hydro-electric power/cross-border power evacuation project for transmission and sale of power into the Indian market, and (ii) the upfront development of the Kirne and Khimti 2 hydro-electric power projects.

Nigeria — International counsel for the front-end development of a USD 2.5 billion, 24 MTPA ammonia/urea production facility.

Norway — International counsel for the EUR 40 million, Sinosure-backed, debt financing of a high-volume data telecommunications project.

Pakistan — International counsel during (i) the acquisition by State Grid of China of an ownership interest in a 400 MW portfolio of wind projects, and (ii) the acquisition by Harbin Electric International of an ownership interest in a 500 MW portfolio of wind projects, in each case located in the Gharo-Keti Bandar Wind Corridor, Sindh Province.

Panama — International project counsel for the construction tendering and $155 million debt financing of the 58 MW Bajo Frio hydropower project.

Peru — International counsel to SN Power for (i) the construction tendering and $250 million debt financing of the 168 MW Cheves hydropower project, and (ii) the $276 million equity bridge financing for the acquisition of ElectroAndes S.A., which owns and operates four hydroelectric projects, located in the central Andean region.

Philippines (power) — International counsel for (i) the USD 1.25 billion debt financing of the U.S. Ex-Im-backed, 1200 MW Ilijan Power Project (awarded Asia Pacific Power Deal of the Year by Project Finance International, and (ii) the $380 million acquisition financing of the 360 MW Magat power project (awarded Asia Pacific Power Deal of the Year by Project Finance International).

Philippines (gas) — International counsel to consortium of Korean petroleum companies for the potential acquisition of a participating interest in the $4.5 billion Malampaya Deep Water Gas Project.

South Sudan — International project counsel for the development and construction of the Fula Rapids hydropower project located on the River Nile (ongoing).

Tanzania — International counsel for the financing and construction of the Sao Hill Biomass power generation project.

Uganda — International counsel for the development, construction and financing of the Bugoye, run-of-the-river hydro-electric generation facility, on the River Mubuku and River Isya.

Vietnam — International counsel supporting (i) a joint venture between IFC and SN Power for the implementation of program to acquire up to 600 MW hydropower project portfolio, and (ii) Sithe Energy during submission of a proposal to develop a 727 MW gas-fired power project under Vietnam’s Build-Operate-Transfer Regulations.

Zambia — International counsel to SN Power for the formation of a joint venture, and preparation of a bid for the right, to develop the Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro Electric Project.

Insights

Energy Law Exchange

June 8, 2017
Added Risks of Export Projects

Newsletter

April 12, 2017
Energy Newsletter April 2017

View all

Projects & Energy


Chambers Global, 2015, 2016

Energy & Natural Resources: International


Chambers Global, 2015, 2016

Projects & Energy—Singapore


Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2015–2017

Energy & Natural Resources: Power—Singapore


Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2015–2017

Energy & Infrastructure, Project Development, Banking & Project Finance


IFLR 1000, 2016

World's Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers


Euromoney Institutional Investor

03.15.2016