have been engaged on dozens of major projects around
the world, but we offer the following selection of
Worsley Alumina Project
July, 2000 we were engaged to manage a due diligence
team on behalf of a bidder for a major interest in
the Worsley Alumina refinery in Western Australia.
We successfully managed a multi-disciplinary team
of 35 professionals and prepared a comprehensive report,
which we then had to convert into economic models,
a bid and sale agreement, all within a very tight
Bayu-Undan LNG project
provided specialist LNG advice on the off-take agreement
(SPA), joint venture arrangements, process licence
and construction agreements, then provided commercial
sign-off to 2 of the participants in the Bayu-Undan
LNG project, a US$2 billion project in Northern Australia.
Bangladesh Shipping Dispute
were engaged to help untangle a commercial and political
imbroglio which resulted in a ship loaded with fertiliser
being stranded in Chittagong Harbour for over a year.
A multiplicity of parties and lawyers resulted in
plenty of fees but no progress. In desperation the
client, a multinational for whom we had not acted
before, asked us for some “law strategies”.
By identifying the issues confronting the stakeholders
and the relevant pressure points, we were able to
provide a strategy that enabled the client to resolve
the dispute on commercially favourable terms and avoid
expensive Court proceedings in London.
Indian LNG Receiving Facility
was a joint venture consisting of TOTAL Elf Fina,
the TATA Group and the Gas Authority of India. It
proposed building a US$420 million liquefied natural
gas receiving and regasification facility in Mumbai,
India. We were responsible for the structuring of
the project, identification of risks, establishment
of positions, and preparation and negotiation of term
sheets including joint venture arrangements, construction
contracts, gas purchase and shipping, gas sales (for
reticulation in India), infrastructure usage and project
financing. Unfortunately, this project did not proceed
due to political and economic uncertainties.
Other examples of mining, infrastructure and petroleum
projects that we have undertaken and details of referees
are available on request