Unprecedented demand for power generation across ASEAN and an increased reliance on imported energy is compelling sovereign governments to implement energy diversification policies to enhance energy security.
As the cost of renewables decline, this policy shift should create opportunities for public and private energy companies in the region.
However, as energy markets become more volatile and difficult to predict, energy companies —particularly in the oil and gas sector — face increasing challenges when making investment decisions.
Siam Premier’s Projects and Energy lawyers recognize the inherent risks and opportunities facing energy industry players in this challenging and rapidly evolving environment. We have the sector knowledge and depth of local and regional experience to guide our energy clients through the legal and regulatory complexities of their key investment decisions and projects.
We regularly work with cross-jurisdictional teams advising lenders, project sponsors, government authorities, national oil companies, international oil and gas companies, EPC contractors and power and utilities companies on the multifaceted legal and financing aspects of large scale local and regional energy projects.
Our experience includes advising on the financing of oil and gas and power projects, joint ventures, project structures and contracts (BTO, BOT, BOOT, EPC, EPCM, PFI and PPP), project development (including construction), and legislative and regulatory matters in the energy sector. In the midstream and downstream sectors we negotiate and advise on gas transportation agreements, gas purchase agreements, transmission agreements, power purchase agreements, connection agreements and offtake agreements.
We also have a strong track record of achieving negotiated and mediated outcomes for our energy clients in contentious matters, avoiding protracted disputes and formal dispute resolution where possible. However, where legal or arbitral proceedings are necessary, we develop strategies that focus on achieving prompt resolution and optimal outcomes.
We advise on a wide range of projects and energy matters, including: