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James McLaren


James is a specialist in the energy sector with extensive experience advising on a wide range of project developments and structured financings, joint ventures, M&A and privatisations and multi-sourced project financings (including those involving ECAs, multilateral agencies and Chinese financial institutions).

James’ recent experience includes advising: 
>    DONG Energy in relation to the acquisition of its interests in the Formosa I offshore wind farm in Taiwan
>    AES on the proposed acquisition and financing of around 4000MW of power plants in Taiwan, China and Korea including conducting detailed due diligence on the 480MW Kuokuang Power Plant (Taiwan)
>    CEXIM and ICBC as joint arrangers on the project financing for the development of the 870 MW Suki Kinari hydropower generation complex in Pakistan
>    a bidder for significant hydroelectricity assets in India
>    a finance party on its proposed guarantee of a THB bond to be issued by the project company of a hydro power project in Laos
>    KEPCO on the acquisition of renewable energy assets in Australia
>    CLP on the development of an FSRU to power project in Hong Kong, which will include the development of a new FSRU project as well as the negotiation of gas supply arrangements between Hong Kong and China
>    the CLP Group on the financing of two coal-fired power stations in Vietnam
>    a Chinese SOE on the proposed development and financing of a coal-fired power project in Kenya
>    the lenders (including KEXIM, JBIC and NEXI) on the expansion of the US$1.4bn Jorf Lasfar coal-fired power project expansion in Morocco
>    JBIC and the MLAs on a bid for the Mirfa IWPP Project in Abu Dhabi, UAE
>    a bidding consortium on the CHP5 cogeneration Project in Mongolia
>    China Southern Power on the US$3.4bn acquisition of a 30% stake in Castle Peak Power Company Limited from Exxon Mobil Corporation
>    Total on the development of a US$10bn refinery and petrochemical project in China
>    a Chinese SOE on the acquisition of an interest in the Kashagan Oil Field in Kazakhstan
>    Samsung C&T on the development and financing of a refinery project in Gabon
>    JBIC in connection with a bid for the Fujairah 2/IWPP Project in the UAE
>    ICTSI on the project financing of the Webb Dock container terminal in Melbourne, Australia

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