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Bracewell’s lawyers act for clients investing in Asia as well as Asian-based companies investing and doing business in the United States and other parts of the world.

Our work includes representing clients, including energy companies, technology companies, and financial institutions, in connection with high value transactions, projects (including LNG), corporate and commercial advice, technology and IP litigation and counseling, commercial litigation and arbitration, environmental matters, tax, regulatory matters, and political/policy initiatives.

Highlights of our team’s experience include:

  • Serica Energy on the disposal of part of its interest in the Glagah Kambuna and Kutai fields in Indonesia to Salamander Energy and its subsequent sale to KrisEnergy of a group of its Dutch BV and Singaporean subsidiaries holding upstream oil and gas assets including the Kutai and East Seruway PSCs in Indonesia.
  • An independent E&P company on a $900m disposal of offshore upstream oil and gas assets in Malaysia
  • Sinopec on its acquisition of 49% of the shares in Talisman Energy (UK) Limited (holding significant UK North Sea assets) for US$1.5 billion
  • Vopak on the $1.3 billion development of an LNG terminal in Malaysia
  • Gazprom Exploration & Production International B.V. on a farm-in to upstream assets offshore Vietnam.
  • A major communications and defense contractor in connection with corporate structuring, complex commercial contracts, labour and employment issues and offset regimes in Japan, Taiwan and South Korea
  • Marubeni Power in connection with its $500 million investment in the first REIT in the U.S. electric sector
  • The Lenders to a joint venture composed of Dow Chemical and Mitsui Corporation as Borrower, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, as Agent Bank for Lenders, including Mizuho Corporate Bank, The Sumitomo Trust Bank Ltd., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in connection with the financing of an approximately $925 million chemical plant in the U.S.
  • A Japanese shippers and off-takers with respect to regulatory proceedings at the U.S. Department of Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for proposed LNG export facilities in the U.S.
  • An Asian power company with respect to the regulatory structure and political context for oil and gas development in the U.S.
  • A Japanese chemical manufacturer with respect to federal regulatory requirements governing the import and distribution of specialty chemical products in the U.S.
  • An Asian energy company concerning regulatory issues affecting the development and use of certain offshore LNG technologies in the U.S.
  • Defending a major Japanese company in patent infringement actions throughout the United States.
  • Providing patent counseling and strategic intellectual property advice for several Japanese, South Korean, and Chinese technology companies doing business in the United States and throughout the world.
  • Acting as patent prosecution counsel for Japanese, South Korean and Chinese companies seeking to protect their intellectual property innovations in the United States.

We are not constrained by formal alliances in Asia which allows us to partner with the best local firms to ensure that our clients benefit from both our international experience as well as "on the ground" local connections.