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Jonathan Wang is an associate in King & Spalding's CFI (Corporate, Finance & Investments) practice. He advises banks, ECAs, trading houses and energy companies across a broad range of cross border structured financing transactions. Jonathan has extensive experience advising on project financings for offshore oil & gas developments including FPSO, FLNG,  LNG carriers and topside equipments, which span across Europe, Africa, Central and South America, Asia and Oceania.

Jonathan's exerpience also extends to IPP projects, corporate lending, asset financing, portfolio acquisitions and refinancings.

Credentials

B.A., Economics, University of Western Australia, distinction

LL.B., University of Western Australia, distinction

Western Australia

Japanese

Mandarin Chinese

Matters

Jonathan’s representative experience from the past 5 years is as follows:

FLNG, FPSO and LNG Experience

A private equity investor in an FLNG project in Africa (ongoing) with the structuring of the debt financing component of the project including negotiation of term sheet and reviewing the upstream, midstream and construction documents in respect of the financing.

MODEC Inc., Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd, on their joint participation in a long-term charter of a FPSO system to an Italian oil major to be operated off the coast of Gulf of Mexico.

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Jonathan’s representative experience from the past 5 years is as follows:

FLNG, FPSO and LNG Experience

A private equity investor in an FLNG project in Africa (ongoing) with the structuring of the debt financing component of the project including negotiation of term sheet and reviewing the upstream, midstream and construction documents in respect of the financing.

MODEC Inc., Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd, on their joint participation in a long-term charter of a FPSO system to an Italian oil major to be operated off the coast of Gulf of Mexico.

MODEC Inc., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Marubeni Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd and Mitsui E&S Holdings Co., Ltd. on their joint participation in a long-term charter of a FPSO system to a consortium comprising of Brazilian, Chinese, UK and French oil majors off the coast of Brazil, including JBIC financing and NEXI insurance cover.

JBICNEXIING Bank N.V.Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and other senior lenders on the project financing of a FPSO system under a long term charter to Petrobras in the Sepia oil field.

JBICSumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and other senior lenders on the project financing of a FPSO system under a long term charter to Petrobras in the Tartaruga Verde oil field.  

JBIC, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and other senior lenders on the project financing of a FPSO system to Tullow Ghana Limited for use in the Tweneboa, Enyenra, and Ntomme fields in offshore Ghana. Awarded African Upstream Oil & Gas Deal of the Year 2013 by Infrastructure Journal.

JBICNEXI and MUFG Bank, Ltd. and other senior lenders on the project financing of a FPSO system under a long term charter to in the Lapa oil field.

JBIC and other senior lenders across the project financings for the Gas Opportunity MV20, TUPI MV22, Guara MV23, Cernambi Sul MV24, Guara MV26 FPSO systems.

JBIC, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and MUFG Bank, Ltd. on the project financing of a LNG vessel for K-Line and INPEX Corporation to be chartered in relation to the Ichthys LNG project by a joint venture between INPEX Corporation and Total S.A.

Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and MUFG Bank, Ltd. on the project financing of a LNG vessel for K-Line to be chartered in relation to the Ichthys LNG project by INPEX Corporation.

Equinor (formerly Statoil AG), Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and K-Line and others on the refinancing and unwinding of UK tax leases with respect to two LNG vessels, including JBIC as an original lender.

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on the refinancing of three VLGC vessels chartered to Oman Gas Company.

Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and other senior lenders on refinancing of two LNG carriers in connection with the Petronet LNG gas project

Power Projects Experience

JBIC and Asian Development Bank (ADB) on the debt financing for the US$1.5 billion, 2,500MW Gulf SRC Power Project in Thailand. The Sponsors are Mitsui & Co., Ltd and Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited.

Asset Financing Experience

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on the financing of two petrochemical tankers chartered to Sinochem Corporation.

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. on the acquisition of topside equipment and vessel from a Norwegian entity.

Sumitomo Mitsui Financing and Leasing Company Limited on the financing, sale and lease back, instalment sales and deferred payment transactions in relation to six bulk carrier vessels.

Tokyo Century Corporation on the financing of four bulk carrier vessels.

Other Financing Experience

Issuer and Sponsors on a 144A bond offering for the refinancing of a project financed project operating in Brazil.

ORIX Corporation on the bid and three part shipping portfolio acquisition from the Royal Bank of Scotland Plc.

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and NEXI on the un-tied two step term loan facility to Alpa Bank.

ORIX Corporation on its global multi-currency revolving term facility arranged by Standard Chartered Bank and ANZ.

U.S. investment bank on a series of distressed portfolio acquisitions.

Mizuho Bank, Ltd. on its financing to B. Braun Aesculap Japan Co., Ltd. for a medical equipment factory in Ibaraki prefecture Japan.

Matters

Jonathan’s representative experience from the past 5 years is as follows:

FLNG, FPSO and LNG Experience

A private equity investor in an FLNG project in Africa (ongoing) with the structuring of the debt financing component of the project including negotiation of term sheet and reviewing the upstream, midstream and construction documents in respect of the financing.

MODEC Inc., Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd, on their joint participation in a long-term charter of a FPSO system to an Italian oil major to be operated off the coast of Gulf of Mexico.

See more
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Close

Matters

Jonathan’s representative experience from the past 5 years is as follows:

FLNG, FPSO and LNG Experience

A private equity investor in an FLNG project in Africa (ongoing) with the structuring of the debt financing component of the project including negotiation of term sheet and reviewing the upstream, midstream and construction documents in respect of the financing.

MODEC Inc., Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd, on their joint participation in a long-term charter of a FPSO system to an Italian oil major to be operated off the coast of Gulf of Mexico.

MODEC Inc., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Marubeni Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd and Mitsui E&S Holdings Co., Ltd. on their joint participation in a long-term charter of a FPSO system to a consortium comprising of Brazilian, Chinese, UK and French oil majors off the coast of Brazil, including JBIC financing and NEXI insurance cover.

JBICNEXIING Bank N.V.Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and other senior lenders on the project financing of a FPSO system under a long term charter to Petrobras in the Sepia oil field.

JBICSumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and other senior lenders on the project financing of a FPSO system under a long term charter to Petrobras in the Tartaruga Verde oil field.  

JBIC, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and other senior lenders on the project financing of a FPSO system to Tullow Ghana Limited for use in the Tweneboa, Enyenra, and Ntomme fields in offshore Ghana. Awarded African Upstream Oil & Gas Deal of the Year 2013 by Infrastructure Journal.

JBICNEXI and MUFG Bank, Ltd. and other senior lenders on the project financing of a FPSO system under a long term charter to in the Lapa oil field.

JBIC and other senior lenders across the project financings for the Gas Opportunity MV20, TUPI MV22, Guara MV23, Cernambi Sul MV24, Guara MV26 FPSO systems.

JBIC, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and MUFG Bank, Ltd. on the project financing of a LNG vessel for K-Line and INPEX Corporation to be chartered in relation to the Ichthys LNG project by a joint venture between INPEX Corporation and Total S.A.

Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and MUFG Bank, Ltd. on the project financing of a LNG vessel for K-Line to be chartered in relation to the Ichthys LNG project by INPEX Corporation.

Equinor (formerly Statoil AG), Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and K-Line and others on the refinancing and unwinding of UK tax leases with respect to two LNG vessels, including JBIC as an original lender.

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on the refinancing of three VLGC vessels chartered to Oman Gas Company.

Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and other senior lenders on refinancing of two LNG carriers in connection with the Petronet LNG gas project

Power Projects Experience

JBIC and Asian Development Bank (ADB) on the debt financing for the US$1.5 billion, 2,500MW Gulf SRC Power Project in Thailand. The Sponsors are Mitsui & Co., Ltd and Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited.

Asset Financing Experience

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on the financing of two petrochemical tankers chartered to Sinochem Corporation.

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. on the acquisition of topside equipment and vessel from a Norwegian entity.

Sumitomo Mitsui Financing and Leasing Company Limited on the financing, sale and lease back, instalment sales and deferred payment transactions in relation to six bulk carrier vessels.

Tokyo Century Corporation on the financing of four bulk carrier vessels.

Other Financing Experience

Issuer and Sponsors on a 144A bond offering for the refinancing of a project financed project operating in Brazil.

ORIX Corporation on the bid and three part shipping portfolio acquisition from the Royal Bank of Scotland Plc.

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and NEXI on the un-tied two step term loan facility to Alpa Bank.

ORIX Corporation on its global multi-currency revolving term facility arranged by Standard Chartered Bank and ANZ.

U.S. investment bank on a series of distressed portfolio acquisitions.

Mizuho Bank, Ltd. on its financing to B. Braun Aesculap Japan Co., Ltd. for a medical equipment factory in Ibaraki prefecture Japan.

Credentials

B.A., Economics, University of Western Australia, distinction

LL.B., University of Western Australia, distinction

Western Australia

Japanese

Mandarin Chinese