Frasers has substantial experience working on infrastructure development and financing projects, especially power generation, telecoms, ports and water treatment projects and build-operate-transfer projects (BOT). Moreover, the firm has a dedicated energy practice group which successfully combines specialist expertise in the regulatory framework for the energy sector, with knowledge of the industry structure and players in Vietnam. We are also experienced in clean development mechanisms (CDM) and certified emission reductions (CER) transactions, and have been extremely involved in the fledgling stages of Vietnam’s foray into public-private partnership (PPP) initiatives.
Acting for a major international lender in respect of its proposed role as a cornerstone foreign lender to project bidders for the Nghi Son 2, 1200MW coal-fired power generation project to be undertaken on a BOT basis in Vietnam.
Acting for the first independent and privately-owned power generation project (375MW) in Vietnam to sell electricity to the state-owned power company, Electricity Vietnam (EVN), including drafting and negotiating the power purchase agreement with EVN.
Acting for a Singapore-incorporated energy company in relation to its proposed joint venture with a Vietnamese municipal public works company located in the Mekong Delta with respect to providing waste-to-energy services.
Advising on a 475MW power station in southern Vietnam including structuring issues, licensing requirements, choice of law and governing law issues, land use and allocation issues, gas supply and power purchase arrangements.
Advising on the proposed development of a 750MW power generation project to be undertaken by a large foreign-owned company on an industrial zone, in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam.
Advising a New Zealand entity in relation to its sale of waste water treatment and bioreactor systems in Vietnam and the ability to claim certified emission reductions (we were asked to provide an overview of the current legislative framework for CDM projects in Vietnam and the ability to claim those carbon benefits and credits).
Acting on a proposed joint venture in Ho Chi Minh City for water supply, purification and distribution, and associated contracts.
Advising on a project for the construction of a road in exchange for land use rights for property development.
Acting for Vietnam’s largest listed freight forwarder in relation to the development of a VND3.7 trillion (US$229 million) international port in southern Vietnam being undertaken on a JV basis with a French partner.
Acting for a leading consulting engineering firm on Vietnamese law issues relating to toll road development projects in Vietnam.