Our Energy and Natural Resources Practice Group at Frasers is recognised internationally as being at the forefront of Vietnam’s energy and mining industries. We work with both mineral fuel and renewable energy developers and providers. We provide clients with the latest in commercially viable legal advice and support our clients with innovative solutions to those needing to navigate these complex industries in Vietnam. We have advised numerous clients on oil and gas, power generation, as well as mining projects and clean development mechanism (CDM) transactions within Vietnam, and elsewhere in the region. Frasers is playing a leading role in the development of these industry sectors in Vietnam, acting for large scale clients on deals that are often identified as ‘firsts’ for Vietnam.
Acting for a large multinational power developer in relation to its potential investment in a coal-fired power project in Vietnam.
Acting for a potential lender in one of the largest ever cross-border energy projects under international bid procedures in Vietnam, through a range of extremely complex international project standards including advising on risk allocation and bankability of the project.
Acting for a leading international mining company in connection with its proposed acquisition of shares in a joint stock company incorporated in Vietnam.
Undertaking the legal due diligence on Vietnam oil assets of a multinational energy company for its client in relation to a complex acquisition structure being considered.
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 waste-to-energy project being undertaken in Can Tho.
Acting as local counsel for an Australian public mining company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and who sought to raise capital to implement a bauxite mining project in Vietnam. This project also involved a structure to incorporate a railway system and a processing plant in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, which Frasers was also required to carefully consider as part of its advice to its client.
Acting for one of Vietnam’s largest State-Owned Enterprises (SOE’s) with diversified interests in upstream and downstream oil and gas, energy production, real estate, transportation and financial services, in relation to the SOE’s proposed international corporate bond issue. The proposed deal was unique in that it represented one of the first international corporate bond issues proposed by a Vietnamese State-Owned Enterprise.
Advising a leading international oil company on production sharing agreements (PSC) and joint operating agreements (JOA) issues relating to the development of its Vietnam upstream assets.
Advising a leading Australian oil company on the documentation of an EPCI Contract in relation to the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of upstream facilities in an offshore block in Vietnam.
Advising an international oil company on farm-in agreement documentation and PSC/JOA issues.
Acting for a US diversified oil and gas, multi-national corporation in relation to a strategic market study in Vietnam, as well as advising on its production sharing contract negotiations in various different oil and gas blocks in Vietnam; also advising on its upstream projects and project documentation in Vietnam; on PSC and JOA issues relating to the development of its Vietnam upstream assets; and on supply chain management (SCM)/procurement issues and applicable bidding rules under Vietnamese law.
Advising a leading international oil company on the proposed acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ Vietnam upstream assets (valued at US$1.5 billion).
Advising a leading UK oil company on the enforcement of its proposed farm-out arrangements relating to one of its upstream exploration assets in Vietnam, and the triggering of PetroVietnam’s statutory pre-emptive right.
Advising a leading international oil company on pipeline right of way issues relating to a US$4 billion offshore development and pipeline project in Vietnam.
Advising a leading international oil company on gas sales and Government guarantee (GGU) related issues.