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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP is a global energy giant, with its Singapore office playing an important role in maintaining this status. The company continues to represent a number of international oil companies and Asian national oil companies, as well as a diverse group of energy and renewable energy players. It continues to grow with financial investors, including sovereign wealth funds. The firm has undergone the departure of David Clinch, head of mergers and acquisitions in the energy sector, to join Shearman & Sterling LLP in May 2021, despite the relocation of Glynn Cooper from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore to lead the energy and infrastructure group in Southeast Asia. It places more emphasis on renewable energies and energy transition projects. Irina Akentjeva was promoted to Partner in May 2021, providing executives with additional expertise in mergers and acquisitions, decommissioning and decarbonization in the oil and gas sectors. Adrian Cheng is an experienced figure in energy finance. «Anna Tipping is one of my legal experts in insurance law. Very revealing and I like their openness in dealing with problems. I don`t need to ask. Clifford Chance is a leader in aviation finance, primarily serving lenders and lessors. The team has secured a number of key airline restructurings, including U.S.

Chapter 11 bankruptcies. In addition, the Singapore team, in collaboration with the London office, advised the majority of creditors of Malaysia Aviation Group Berhad`s aircraft lessors and its subsidiaries on the ongoing restructuring under an English plan of arrangement. Fergus Evans is widely recognized as a leading practitioner in the aviation finance market, having spent much of his career in Asia. Councillor Simon Briscoe has moved to Sydney and Kate Sherrard, a ship finance specialist, has joined Squire Patton Boggs. Daniel König is a senior partner. «We greatly appreciate their expertise in cross-border projects (especially in the energy sector).» «We are mandating Emmanuel Hadjidakis for financial transactions. He is extremely responsive and the team has a large number of employees. Kunal Kutre is very knowledgeable in matters of Indian law.

Milbank`s «solution-oriented and coherent» team is known for advising global financial institutions operating in Asia on regional transactions, with a particular reputation for issues affecting Indonesia, where it has expertise in the fields of energy and natural resources. The Group also works with borrowers who, in addition to lenders, support project finance, syndicated loans, acquisition financing, debt markets and non-performing transactions. At the helm is David Zemans, who has extensive experience in regional and cross-border financing. Jacqueline Chan focuses on working in Indonesia and Vietnam and specializes in structuring debt transactions. James Murray is an expert in resource finance and is particularly active in the field of multi-source finance. Double-English and New York qualifies James Orme is another basic practitioner. «Diversified banking and financial practices with a particular focus on general corporate lending and fund finance as well as green/sustainable finance. Compared to other companies, it offers better value for money, as their fee offerings tend to be very competitive without sacrificing quality. Stephenson Harwood LLP has a long history of financing bulky notes, but has also expanded its presence in aviation in recent years. The Singapore team has been particularly active in the major restructuring of airlines during the Covid-19 pandemic, including global restructurings in collaboration with colleagues in London and Paris. On the ship finance side, the firm has a large team of English and Singaporean legal partners, three of whom have been practicing in Singapore for 20 years. The maritime finance group is mainly active on the borrower side, alongside Chinese donors, international banks and clients of ECA and development banks.

It is known for its ECA-backed financing and expertise in restructuring and insolvency. Saugata Mukherjee is a leader in aviation finance, particularly in niche areas such as Korea`s first private placements of aircraft-backed bonds. Gregg Johnston, Iain Young and Martin Green are among the most experienced vessel finance specialists on the market, while Huay Yee Kwan is a major name in PRC leasing projects. Michelle Runagall-Orlić and Gregory Xu are also important partners. Jeffrey Tanner, Clement Leung and Pedram Norton are all rising stars. Virtus Law LLP – Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance has entered into a formal alliance with Stephenson Harwood, meaning it is able to provide advice on Singapore`s banking and financial legal matters while having access to a strong network of international offices. The group covers a wide range of topics, with a particular focus on offshore shipping and finance, aviation and structured finance, as well as restructuring and insolvency issues. Colin Jarraw leads the team, which includes Jason Yang, who is known for his sale and leaseback transactions and assists clients in developing restructuring and enforcement strategies.