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Sylvia Meilisa Taslim is a senior associate in King & Spalding’s Singapore office and a member of the Global Energy Practice.

Sylvia is an Indonesian national and is effectively trilingual, fluent in English, Mandarin and Bahasa Indonesia.  She has extensive experience working on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as and general corporate and commercial work, which includes advice on JVA and JOA matters. In addition, she has also advised and represented various clients in relation to the legal and commercial aspects of the LNG and the Oil and Gas Industry.

Prior to joining King & Spalding, Sylvia practiced with an international firm in Singapore in the corporate mergers and acquisitions practice.

Publications

  1. Co-Author, “Managing Decommissioning Risks In Asian M&A Transactions” (August 2017)
  2. Co-Author, “Japan Fair Trade Commission Survey on LNG Trades” (July 2017)
  3. Contributor, Upstream Government Petroleum Contracts: A Practitioner’s Guide to Concessions, Production Sharing Contracts and Risk Service Agreements (United States of America: Juris Publishing Inc., 2017)
  4. Co-Author, “Key Developments in the Indonesian Upstream Sector” (February 2017)
  5. Co-Author, “Commingled Oil and Gas - Why Allocation Matters” (May 2014)

Speaking Engagements

  1. Beware of Elephant Traps: Common Pitfalls in Negotiating Arbitration Clauses and Managing International Arbitrations” at In-House Arbitration Series (Singapore) (2017)
  2. Execution of Documents under English Law” for Premier Oil (Jakarta) (2014)
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Credentials

Bachelor of Laws, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law

Singapore

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)

Law Society of Singapore

Singapore (admitted 6/6/2007; AAS # 107/2006)

English

Mandarin Chinese

Matters

Mergers and Acquisitions

Representing a company based in the Middle East on it proposed acquisition of various PSC assets in Indonesia through a variety of transaction structures

Representing an energy-focused investment company in its proposed acquisition of a participating interest in a Production Sharing Contract in Indonesia

Represented a company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange on the sale of shares in its subsidiary conducting a regulated business in Malaysia by way of an auction process

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Representing a company based in the Middle East on it proposed acquisition of various PSC assets in Indonesia through a variety of transaction structures

Representing an energy-focused investment company in its proposed acquisition of a participating interest in a Production Sharing Contract in Indonesia

Represented a company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange on the sale of shares in its subsidiary conducting a regulated business in Malaysia by way of an auction process

Represented a subsidiary of Ramba Energy Limited in its farm-out of a 35% participating interest in the production sharing contract relating to the Lemang Block located in onshore South Sumatra, Indonesia

Represented a Singapore-incorporated company in relation to an incoming investment by a private equity fund by way of a loan of US$5 million and subscription of redeemable preference shares for US$55 million

Represented a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange on the sale of shares in its subsidiary which holds a 100% participating interest in a production sharing contract relating to a contract area located in Indonesia

Represented a management team of three individuals in the establishment of an exempt limited partnership, funded by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., with a focus on investing in the energy sector

Represented an international oil company on the sale of its interest in a major LNG development in Papua New Guinea

Represented a Singapore-incorporated company involved in the construction of a power plant in Myanmar in relation to a proposed incoming investment 

Represented Pfizer Inc in relation to the divestment of its nutritionals business in various jurisdictions (including Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines) to Nestlé S.A. for US$11.85 billion in cash

Represented HSBC Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Limited on the sale of its group term life and employee benefits business in Singapore to AXA Life Insurance Singapore Private Limited, and represented The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited on the related distribution agreement

Represented PT Triputra Agro Persada in the issuance of its shares and convertible bonds to Northstar Pacific Partners and Government of Singapore Investment Corporation for a consideration of US$200 million - (One of the largest private equity deals of 2012 — The Financial Times, United Kingdom)

Represented a charitable foundation in the negotiation of a shareholder's agreement relating to an Indonesian company, and the proposed sale of its preferred shares in such company

Represented a German-based specialty chemicals company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in its proposed acquisition of a Singapore company

Represented a sovereign wealth fund in the proposed disposal of its prior investments through a multitude of varying transaction structures

Represented The Richard Chandler Corporation in its purchase of 28.5% of Aztec Exchange Limited, an Irish company offering an innovative open-access online marketplace for export trade receivables in emerging and credit-constrained markets

Represented a sovereign wealth fund in its US$60 million investment, together with a consortium of investors, in a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange

Represented International Finance Corporation in its investment of approximately S$6.3 million in C&G Environmental Protection Holdings Ltd, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, by way of warrants

Represented Permira in their acquisition of the global Genesys division, an expert in contact center technology software, from Alcatel-Lucent, with an estimated transaction value of US$1.5 billion

Represented Doedijns International in its “bolt-on” ‘bolt-on’ acquisition of Wilmax Control Systems Pte Ltd, a provider of control automation and process packages for the oil and gas and petrochemical industries

Represented a private trust in the transfer of its Chinese real property interests to a real estate investment trust listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange

Represented International Finance Corporation in its investment, comprising a US$10 million senior loan and a US$5 million convertible loan, in Q&M Dental Group (Singapore) Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange

Represented The Style Merchants Ltd, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, in the sale of its entire interest in NeteLusion (HK) Ltd

Represented Dubai World in the divestment of its interests in South Beach Consortium Pte Ltd, a joint venture company which owns the land at South Beach and for which there are plans to develop an integrated office, residential and retail centre

Represented Technicolor in the sale of its world-wide Grass Valley broadcast business pursuant to a US$100 million binding offer from Francisco Partners

Represented HSBC Private Equity in acquiring a majority stake in The Executive Centre, a manager of premium rental office spaces in Singapore

Represented Prudential in its purchase of all of the interests in UOB Life Assurance Ltd for an estimated cash consideration of S$428 million

Represented Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd in its privatisation via a scheme of arrangement with a transaction value of approximately S$5.6 billion

Represented Singapore Airport Terminal Services in its purchase of Singapore Food Industries Ltd by way of a mandatory cash offer for an estimated S$510 million

Represented SingTel in consolidating 100% control of Singapore Computer Systems Ltd through a mandatory cash offer for a consideration of approximately S$240 million

Represented HSBC Private Equity in the disposal of its investment in Modern Asia Environmental Holdings Inc, a waste management company located in Southeast Asia

Represented Neptune Orient Lines in its bid for Hapag-Lloyd

Represented HSBC Private Equity in its acquisition of Sing Lun Holdings Ltd by way of a voluntary cash offer with a transaction size of S$120 million

Represented the True Group in its acquisition of Planet Fitness, which operated six gyms in Singapore

Represented Dubai World in its 100% acquisition of Labroy Marine Ltd, which operates a large and diversified fleet of vessels complemented by shipyards in Batam, through a voluntary cash offer with a deal value of S$2.4 billion - (Top 5 deals in Singapore for 2007 — The Business Times, Singapore)

Represented Citigroup Venture Capital in their purchase of the business and assets of Seksun Corporation Ltd, including shares in its subsidiaries and associated companies in Asia, for approximately S$295 million

Represented Affinity Equity Partner through the delisting process of its subsidiary, First Engineering Ltd

Represented a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange in its proposed acquisition of an Indonesian bank listed on the Jakarta Stock Exchange by way of a partial voluntary tender offer

Represented Dubai World in its acquisition of 100% control of Pan United Marine Ltd via a voluntary cash offer with a transaction value of S$650 million

Represented a Singapore bank in its proposed acquisition of a Korean bank for an estimated consideration of S$10 billion

Represented HSBC Private Equity in its acquisition of Nera Electronics Ltd through a mandatory cash offer with a deal size of S$85 million and its subsequent acquisition financing project

Represented Singapore Technologies Telemedia on their joint venture project with Qatar Telecom by way of an ordinary share issuance with a deal value of US$685 million

LNG

Representing Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in connection with the development of a LNG project in Mozambique, as well as its associated LNG sale and purchase transactions

Represented a confidential Indonesian LNG Purchaser in relation to a long term LNG sale and purchase agreement with a portfolio supplier

Representing PT. Energi Dian Kemala in the negotiation of an LNG sale and purchase agreement and related agreements for its LNG import project in Indonesia

Represented an LNG seller on a price re-negotiation dispute

Representing a South-East Asian Government in the drafting of its new Petroleum Law and Regulations, which is anticipated to be enacted by the end of 2017

Representing Sarawak Energy in: (i) negotiating  the long term gas supply to its power plants and petrochemical companies; (ii) the development of a gas transmission network for Sarawak, including its network code; and (iii) advising the Sarawak State on all regulatory aspects

Representing a company based in the Middle East on its dispute with one its co-venturers in relation to an exploration in Thailand, with an amount of US$1.8 billion in dispute

Representing Hess in negotiating multiple supplements to the original gas sales agreement from the Joint Development Area to Petronas and PTT and advising on a complex price dispute in relation to changes to underlying indexes

Representing an Indonesian conglomerate in the development of its energy business

Representing a PSC Operator on a pipeline tie-in and associated pipeline development arrangements to facilitate domestic gas sales in Indonesia

Representing a PSC Operator on its international and domestic gas sales and gas transportation agreements for sales from the Natuna Sea gas fields to Singapore and Batam

Represented the operator of a Sakhalin gas project on its gas sales to Gazprom Export LLC

Represented a PSC Operator on all aspects of the international physical gas swap concerning Singapore and Indonesia, involving three different pipeline network codes - (First pipeline gas swap agreement concluded in Indonesia)

Represented manager of a Singapore-listed REIT for settlement with its directors

Advised on various regulatory issues relating to the pharmaceuticals, education and manufacturing industry

Advised on various corporate matters, including selective capital reduction, financial assistance whitewash procedure and employment law

Extensive experience in the incorporation of private companies within the domicile of Singapore

Insights

Newsletter

October 8, 2019
Energy Newsletter - October 2019

Article · Source: Chambers Energy: Oil & Gas 2019 Second Edition

October 1, 2019
Chambers Energy: Oil & Gas 2019, Indonesia Law and Practice

View all

Matters

Mergers and Acquisitions

Representing a company based in the Middle East on it proposed acquisition of various PSC assets in Indonesia through a variety of transaction structures

Representing an energy-focused investment company in its proposed acquisition of a participating interest in a Production Sharing Contract in Indonesia

Represented a company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange on the sale of shares in its subsidiary conducting a regulated business in Malaysia by way of an auction process

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Mergers and Acquisitions

Representing a company based in the Middle East on it proposed acquisition of various PSC assets in Indonesia through a variety of transaction structures

Representing an energy-focused investment company in its proposed acquisition of a participating interest in a Production Sharing Contract in Indonesia

Represented a company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange on the sale of shares in its subsidiary conducting a regulated business in Malaysia by way of an auction process

Represented a subsidiary of Ramba Energy Limited in its farm-out of a 35% participating interest in the production sharing contract relating to the Lemang Block located in onshore South Sumatra, Indonesia

Represented a Singapore-incorporated company in relation to an incoming investment by a private equity fund by way of a loan of US$5 million and subscription of redeemable preference shares for US$55 million

Represented a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange on the sale of shares in its subsidiary which holds a 100% participating interest in a production sharing contract relating to a contract area located in Indonesia

Represented a management team of three individuals in the establishment of an exempt limited partnership, funded by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., with a focus on investing in the energy sector

Represented an international oil company on the sale of its interest in a major LNG development in Papua New Guinea

Represented a Singapore-incorporated company involved in the construction of a power plant in Myanmar in relation to a proposed incoming investment 

Represented Pfizer Inc in relation to the divestment of its nutritionals business in various jurisdictions (including Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines) to Nestlé S.A. for US$11.85 billion in cash

Represented HSBC Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Limited on the sale of its group term life and employee benefits business in Singapore to AXA Life Insurance Singapore Private Limited, and represented The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited on the related distribution agreement

Represented PT Triputra Agro Persada in the issuance of its shares and convertible bonds to Northstar Pacific Partners and Government of Singapore Investment Corporation for a consideration of US$200 million - (One of the largest private equity deals of 2012 — The Financial Times, United Kingdom)

Represented a charitable foundation in the negotiation of a shareholder's agreement relating to an Indonesian company, and the proposed sale of its preferred shares in such company

Represented a German-based specialty chemicals company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in its proposed acquisition of a Singapore company

Represented a sovereign wealth fund in the proposed disposal of its prior investments through a multitude of varying transaction structures

Represented The Richard Chandler Corporation in its purchase of 28.5% of Aztec Exchange Limited, an Irish company offering an innovative open-access online marketplace for export trade receivables in emerging and credit-constrained markets

Represented a sovereign wealth fund in its US$60 million investment, together with a consortium of investors, in a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange

Represented International Finance Corporation in its investment of approximately S$6.3 million in C&G Environmental Protection Holdings Ltd, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, by way of warrants

Represented Permira in their acquisition of the global Genesys division, an expert in contact center technology software, from Alcatel-Lucent, with an estimated transaction value of US$1.5 billion

Represented Doedijns International in its “bolt-on” ‘bolt-on’ acquisition of Wilmax Control Systems Pte Ltd, a provider of control automation and process packages for the oil and gas and petrochemical industries

Represented a private trust in the transfer of its Chinese real property interests to a real estate investment trust listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange

Represented International Finance Corporation in its investment, comprising a US$10 million senior loan and a US$5 million convertible loan, in Q&M Dental Group (Singapore) Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange

Represented The Style Merchants Ltd, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, in the sale of its entire interest in NeteLusion (HK) Ltd

Represented Dubai World in the divestment of its interests in South Beach Consortium Pte Ltd, a joint venture company which owns the land at South Beach and for which there are plans to develop an integrated office, residential and retail centre

Represented Technicolor in the sale of its world-wide Grass Valley broadcast business pursuant to a US$100 million binding offer from Francisco Partners

Represented HSBC Private Equity in acquiring a majority stake in The Executive Centre, a manager of premium rental office spaces in Singapore

Represented Prudential in its purchase of all of the interests in UOB Life Assurance Ltd for an estimated cash consideration of S$428 million

Represented Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd in its privatisation via a scheme of arrangement with a transaction value of approximately S$5.6 billion

Represented Singapore Airport Terminal Services in its purchase of Singapore Food Industries Ltd by way of a mandatory cash offer for an estimated S$510 million

Represented SingTel in consolidating 100% control of Singapore Computer Systems Ltd through a mandatory cash offer for a consideration of approximately S$240 million

Represented HSBC Private Equity in the disposal of its investment in Modern Asia Environmental Holdings Inc, a waste management company located in Southeast Asia

Represented Neptune Orient Lines in its bid for Hapag-Lloyd

Represented HSBC Private Equity in its acquisition of Sing Lun Holdings Ltd by way of a voluntary cash offer with a transaction size of S$120 million

Represented the True Group in its acquisition of Planet Fitness, which operated six gyms in Singapore

Represented Dubai World in its 100% acquisition of Labroy Marine Ltd, which operates a large and diversified fleet of vessels complemented by shipyards in Batam, through a voluntary cash offer with a deal value of S$2.4 billion - (Top 5 deals in Singapore for 2007 — The Business Times, Singapore)

Represented Citigroup Venture Capital in their purchase of the business and assets of Seksun Corporation Ltd, including shares in its subsidiaries and associated companies in Asia, for approximately S$295 million

Represented Affinity Equity Partner through the delisting process of its subsidiary, First Engineering Ltd

Represented a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange in its proposed acquisition of an Indonesian bank listed on the Jakarta Stock Exchange by way of a partial voluntary tender offer

Represented Dubai World in its acquisition of 100% control of Pan United Marine Ltd via a voluntary cash offer with a transaction value of S$650 million

Represented a Singapore bank in its proposed acquisition of a Korean bank for an estimated consideration of S$10 billion

Represented HSBC Private Equity in its acquisition of Nera Electronics Ltd through a mandatory cash offer with a deal size of S$85 million and its subsequent acquisition financing project

Represented Singapore Technologies Telemedia on their joint venture project with Qatar Telecom by way of an ordinary share issuance with a deal value of US$685 million

LNG

Representing Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in connection with the development of a LNG project in Mozambique, as well as its associated LNG sale and purchase transactions

Represented a confidential Indonesian LNG Purchaser in relation to a long term LNG sale and purchase agreement with a portfolio supplier

Representing PT. Energi Dian Kemala in the negotiation of an LNG sale and purchase agreement and related agreements for its LNG import project in Indonesia

Represented an LNG seller on a price re-negotiation dispute

Representing a South-East Asian Government in the drafting of its new Petroleum Law and Regulations, which is anticipated to be enacted by the end of 2017

Representing Sarawak Energy in: (i) negotiating  the long term gas supply to its power plants and petrochemical companies; (ii) the development of a gas transmission network for Sarawak, including its network code; and (iii) advising the Sarawak State on all regulatory aspects

Representing a company based in the Middle East on its dispute with one its co-venturers in relation to an exploration in Thailand, with an amount of US$1.8 billion in dispute

Representing Hess in negotiating multiple supplements to the original gas sales agreement from the Joint Development Area to Petronas and PTT and advising on a complex price dispute in relation to changes to underlying indexes

Representing an Indonesian conglomerate in the development of its energy business

Representing a PSC Operator on a pipeline tie-in and associated pipeline development arrangements to facilitate domestic gas sales in Indonesia

Representing a PSC Operator on its international and domestic gas sales and gas transportation agreements for sales from the Natuna Sea gas fields to Singapore and Batam

Represented the operator of a Sakhalin gas project on its gas sales to Gazprom Export LLC

Represented a PSC Operator on all aspects of the international physical gas swap concerning Singapore and Indonesia, involving three different pipeline network codes - (First pipeline gas swap agreement concluded in Indonesia)

Represented manager of a Singapore-listed REIT for settlement with its directors

Advised on various regulatory issues relating to the pharmaceuticals, education and manufacturing industry

Advised on various corporate matters, including selective capital reduction, financial assistance whitewash procedure and employment law

Extensive experience in the incorporation of private companies within the domicile of Singapore

Insights

Newsletter

October 8, 2019
Energy Newsletter - October 2019

Article · Source: Chambers Energy: Oil & Gas 2019 Second Edition

October 1, 2019
Chambers Energy: Oil & Gas 2019, Indonesia Law and Practice

View all

Credentials

Bachelor of Laws, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law

Singapore

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)

Law Society of Singapore

Singapore (admitted 6/6/2007; AAS # 107/2006)

English

Mandarin Chinese