概要

Sean Prior is a counsel in the Singapore office of Mayer Brown's Project Finance practice and is a highly experienced lawyer in the areas of resources and energy law, project finance and large infrastructure.

Sean has advised both sponsors and banks on the development and financing of large scale energy and infrastructure projects in a variety of jurisdictions. He has also advised on share sales and business sales as well as workouts and insolvencies in all of these sectors.

He has significant current experience in the LNG sector, having previously advised, amongst others, the lenders on the US$2.8 billion Donggi Senoro LNG project and more recently, MOL as FSRU operator and sponsor to the Jawa 1 LNG-to-power project in Indonesia, one of the most significant LNG projects to closed in the region in the last 12 months. Sean has previously advised a confidential client on the acquisition of an interest in the Summit LNG terminal in Bangladesh. He is currently advising CLP on the development of its Hong Kong LNG import project.

Most recently, Sean was seconded to a major Japanese trading company in Tokyo for a year, where he was intensively involved in the development and operation of numerous energy projects, including in Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, China and other Asia jurisdictions. 

Sean also has extensive experience advising on upstream oil and gas transactions, including advising on production service contracts, farm-in and farm-out agreements, and acquisition of energy assets as well as the financing of these assets.

使用言語

  • 英語

経験

Power

  • Advised, while on secondment, the sponsors on development and operational issues with respect to major power projects in Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Mynamar and other Asian jurisdictions. 
  • Advised MOL, as FSRU operator and sponsor, in relation to the Jawa 1 LNG-to-Power Project, Indonesia.
  • Advised a Singaporean developer on its proposed investment into a portfolio of mini-hydropower projects in Indonesia.
  • Advising the sponsors, including Kansai Electric, on the development of the 66 MW Deedoke hydropower project in Myanmar.
  • Advising Kansai Electric on the development of a proposed 300 MW temporary solar power facility in Myanmar.
  • Advising an African developer on its development of a 200MW gas fired power plant in Mozambique.
  • Advising the sponsors on shareholder arrangements in relation to a 135MW expansion project in Cambodia.
  • Advised PLN on its procurement of the Pontianak gas peaker IPP; and Sulut-3 coal-fired IPP, in Indonesia, including drafting PPAs.
  • Advised Karadeniz Power on its successful bid for the provision of large scale leased powership capacity to PLN.
  • Advised a confidential client on the proposed financing of the Batang Toru 4 x 127.5MW hydro peaker IPP in Indonesia.
  • Advised a Chinese lender on a proposed US$1.8 billion Chittagong 2 x 612MW coal fired IPP project financing in Bangladesh.
  • Advised a European developer on joint development arrangements for wind and solar power development in Vietnam.
  • Advised the lenders on the financing of the China Shenhua-sponsored 600 MW Sumsel 1 coal-fired IPP in Indonesia.
  • Advised an Asian developer on joint development arrangements for wind and solar power development in Vietnam.
  • Advised Wärtsilä on EPC contracting issues in Indonesia. 
  • Advised Enel Group on Chevron’s multi-billion dollar proposed sale of its Darajat and Salak geothermal assets in Indonesia.
  • Advised the lenders and the workout Steering Group on the £795 million project financing of the Teesside Power Project, including advising on a variety of restructuring and workout options and a series of complex commercial transactions over several years.
  • Advised the lenders on the Tapada Power Project in Portugal, including on the MIBEL single Iberian market arrangements and their effect on the PPAs.
  • Advised the lenders, and then the administrative receivers, of Shotton Combined Heat & Power Limited, in particular liaising with regulators to ensure that it was the first power station in the UK to be allowed to buy and sell electricity whilst in receivership.

LNG

  • Advising CLP on the development of a multi-user LNG terminal use agreement to be utilised for its FSRU/LNG import project in Hong Kong.
  • Advised a confidential client on its acquisition of an interest in the Summit LNG terminal in Bangladesh.
  • Advising H-Energy on all aspects of a terminal use agreement to support its proposed onshore LNG import terminal in India.
  • Advised MOL, as FSRU operator and sponsor, in relation to the Jawa 1 LNG-to-Power Project, Indonesia.
  • Advised LNG Link on all aspects of its small-scale LNG project, which envisages the purchasing LNG in full cargo lots, using an LNG terminal for breaking bulk, and distributing LNG in China in ISO containers.
  • Advised the lenders, including JBIC, on the US$2.8 billion Donggi Senoro LNG project financing, leading the Indonesian advice for the majority of that period, including on due diligence, structuring and regulatory analysis and assisting with finance documents.
  • Advised a US investor on two floating regasification infrastructure tenders.

Oil and Gas

  • Advised a major Japanese trading house on a proposed investment into two blocks (one a long standing operating block in Southeast Asia. 
  • Advised a global developer on the project financing of an Indonesian gas storage facility and separately on general Indonesian regulatory and contractual matters.
  • Advised an Australian developer on two major investments into the Indonesian coal bed methane sector, two separate gas sales agreements and related contractual work.
  • Advised an oil and gas investor on a dispute with counterparties under Indonesian gas transportation arrangements.
  • Advised an upstream developer on its farm-in into the North Madura PSC.
  • Advised an Asian developer on its purchase of an interest in the SES PSC.
  • Advised an Asian developer on a significant proposed investment into one of the leading Indonesian coal bed methane groups.
  • Advised a Middle Eastern investor on environmental and disaster management issues in relation to an upstream Indonesian holding.
  • Advised a global bank on a proposed Hong Kong listing of a major Indonesian power and gas group.
  • Advised Mubodala on the farmout of its Kerapu PSC interest to Japex and on Indonesian drilling arrangements.
  • Advised a Japanese developer on its bid for Anadarko's oil and gas assets in Indonesia.
  • Advised a global bank on the refinancing of its term loan facilities for the listed Benakat group of companies.
  • Advised a Singapore developer on structuring the sale of early stage gas from a coal bed methane tenement in Indonesia.
  • Advised a Japanese developer on its development of a large CNG transportation project in Indonesia.

Mining

  • Advised Chinese, Singaporean and Indonesian lenders on the proposed financing of the Well Harvest Winning nickel refinery in Indonesia.
  • Advised Adaro Group on all aspects of its US$350 million acquisition of a 25% joint venture interest in the Indomet Coal Project.
  • Advised Mecuria Energy Trading on its acquisition of a major Indonesian coal mine and development over several years, as well as other prepayments, potential acquisitions and commercial trading in Indonesia.
  • Advised a Chinese investor on a nickel mine acquisition in Indonesia.
  • Advised an Indonesian group on restructuring advice in the context of Coal Contracts of Work in Indonesia.
  • Advised a Singaporean investor on an Indonesian coal investment structured as a prepayment.
  • Advised an Australian investor on its potential acquisition of a large Philippines gold project.
  • Advised an Asian investor on a multi-billion dollar potential friendly takeover of a major principal Indonesian mining groups and a separate potential coal acquisition.
  • Advised a Korean investor on several different coal and coal infrastructure transactions in Indonesia including port development and disputes.
  • Advised the developer on a potential multi-billion dollar NY listing of a major tiu mining operation in Indonesia.

JVs/Large Projects/Other

  • Advised an Indonesian major on a confidential Multi-billion worldwide production and trading joint venture.
  • Advised lenders on the proposed financing of the US$5 billion Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Railway project in Indonesia.
  • Advised a Hong Kong fund on restructuring of a port investment and, separately, successful enforcement of security on another project.
  • Advised a European major on a significant manufacturing joint venture in Indonesia.
  • Advised an Asian investor on the sale of its bottling plant in Indonesia.
  • Advised a European investor on its acquisition of a majority interest in an Indonesian industrial materials manufacturing business.
  • Advised a Korean investor on its acquisition of an interest in a pharmaceutical group in Indonesia.
  • Advised a North Asian trading house on its proposed acquisition of one of a major Indonesian agricultural groups.

学歴

The College of Law, Post Graduate Diploma in Law
Distinction

University of the Witwatersrand, Bachelor of Laws
Distinction

University of the Witwatersrand, Bachelor of Commerce
Distinction

登録

  • 英国法(イングランド及びウェールズ)事務弁護士(ソリシター)

メンバーシップ

  • Vice-chairman, AMPLA Singapore
  • Rising Star - Energy: Foreign Firms, Singapore – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2020)
  • Next Generation Lawyer - Projects and Energy: Foreign Firms, Singapore – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2019) 
  • Next Generation Lawyer - Energy: Foreign Firms, Singapore – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2019)
  • Rising Star - Energy and Infrastructure, Indonesia – IFLR1000 (2018-2020)
  • Rising Star - Project Development, Indonesia – IFLR1000 (2018-2021)
  • Acritas Star – Acritas Stars Report (2017)
  • Rising Star - Energy and Infrastructure – IFLR1000 (2016)
  • Leading Practitioner, Energy – Who's Who Legal (2015)
  • Infrastructure Lawyer of the Year, Emerging Markets Awards – The Asian Lawyer (2015)