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Energy, Resources & Infrastructure

Energy, Resources & Infrastructure sector is a highly specialized area that requires professional knowledge combined with industrial and regional expertise. Jipyong’s Energy Team has accumulated the industrial expertise through researches and experiences by advising on M&A, PF, resource development, power generation, port and airport construction projects in energy, resources, infrastructures sector and regional expertise by advising numerous companies in international markets including China, Russia, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Key Practice Areas Close

    • Transfer of shares in resources, energy and infrastructure companies
    • Project Finance on resources, energy and infrastructure projects
    • Licensing for resource, energy, and infrastructure businesses and contracts including PSA
    • Obtaining licenses and authorizations for overseas resources, energy and infrastructure development projects and related contracts, and conducting legal due diligence
    • Energy projects including domestic and international power plant construction
    • Renewable energy projects including wind power and solar power
    • Carbon credits, renewable energy credits, etc.
    • Domestic and international infrastructure project including airport and port development projects
    • Advising on laws and regulations on the project sites related to resources, energy and infrastructure businesses and bidding support

Experience Close

    [Overseas Resources Development]

    • Advised LG International Corp. on joint investment in a Myanmar cement plant
    • Advised the Corporate Partnership PEF between National Pension Service and KEPCO on the acquisition of shares in Gemeng International Energy held by Deutsche Bank
    • Advised Korea Mineral Resources Corporation on the acquisition of shares in an Australian resource-related listed company and a Canadian iron ore company
    • Advised POSCO and STX on the acquisition of shares in Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd.
    • Advised on the establishment and operation of and the investment by Global Dynasty Natural Resources PEF, an overseas resources investment specialty company jointly established by Korea Investment & Securities Co., Ltd., Barclays and LG International Corp.
    • Advised Troika Overseas Resources Development PEF, which was jointly managed by SK Energy Co., Ltd., Samchully Asset Management Company and KDB as GPs, on the acquisition of shares in oil and gas field of Bellatrix, a Canadian petroleum producer
    • Provided legal advices to the Energy & Mineral Resources Development Association of Korea on the repayment reduction review related to the success-conditioned loan
    • Advised POSCO on the investment in the shares of iron ore and rare earth resource mines in Australia
    • Conducted an on-site due diligence and provided advices regarding the acquisition of a scrap gathering and trading company in California, U.S. for LS-Nikko Copper Inc.
    • Advised Korea Western Power Co., Ltd. on the due diligence for acquisition of a coal mine in Kemeboro, Russia
    • Advised Korea Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. on the acquisition and disposal of Uglegorskugol, a coal company in Sakhalin, Russia
    • Advised Korea Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. on the bidding for a coal mine lot in Sakhalin, Russia
    • Advised Korea Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. on the acquisition of an exploration oil field in Sakhalin, Russia
    • Advised Hyundai Energy & Resources Co., Ltd. on the acquisition of a nickel mine in Ambatovy, Madagascar
    • Advised POSCO on the acquisition of Zaporishital Steel Group in Ukraine
    • Advised POSCO on the acquisition of an oil mine lot in Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan
    • Advised a Hong Kong incorporation to which KOLON invested on the establishment of a JV related to CNG station installation business in Kazakhstan
    • Advised a Korean resources investment specialty company on the acquisition of a coal mining company in Shanxi, China
    • Advised Heung-A Shipping Co., Ltd. on the investment in a mine in China
    • Advised a Korean coal mine company on the sale of large shareholder share in an Indonesian coal mine company to an Indian investor
    • Conducted a due diligence for Korea Western Power Co., Ltd. on an Indonesian coal mine
    • Advised on the establishment and management of the first Indonesian resources trading fund in Korea
    • Advised a Thai incorporation on the investment in a tin mine in Myanmar
    • Advised a Korean manufacturing company on the investment in a manganese mine in Myanmar
    • Advised a client on the investment in a LNG terminal in Mexico
    • Advised Daewoo International Corporation on the investment in a forest in Siberia, Russia
    • Advised Hanwha Corp. on the execution of an agreement for the forestation of a profit-sharing forest
    • Advised Daewoo International Corporation on the investment in the shares of a food resource development project in Cambodia
    • Advised Moorim International on the acquisition of a forestation company and on the JV investment agreement in Indonesia
    • Advised JC Chemical Corporation, Ltd. on legal due diligence and share transfer agreement for acquisition of a palm oil farm


    [Overseas Power Generation]

    • Advised Thai company on the acquisition of shares in photovoltaic power plant in Myanmar
    • Advised Korean financial institution on investment in photovoltaic power plant in Japan
    • Advised a Korean Genco and domestic PEF on investment in photovoltaic power plant in Chile
    • Advised Korea Development Institute on preliminary feasibility study of Korean Genco on LNG combined thermoelectric power plan in Michigan State, U.S.
    • Advised Korean financial institution on investment in photovoltaic power plant in France
    • Advised Korean financial institution on investment in photovoltaic power plant in Italy
    • Advised Korean financial institution on investment in photovoltaic power plant in Belgium
    • Advised Korean financial institution on investment in photovoltaic power plant in Vermont, U.S.
    • dvised KEPCO. Etc. on investment in solar power plant in Texas
    • Advised Korean financial institution on investment in solar power plant in Sweden
    • Advised Korean companies on investment in bio mass wood pallet in Indonesia
    • Advised Korean construction companies regarding disputes over combined thermoelectric power plan in Uruguay
    • Advised KEPCO. Etc. on LTEA related to UAE nuclear power plant and subcontract
    • Advised POSCO Engineering & Construction on its execution of the EPC agreement of a thermal power plant in the Philippines
    • Advised POSCO ICT on EPC agreement and consortium agreement for KUNIMI photovoltaic power generation plant in Kunimi, Japan
    • Advised Korean Genco on establishment and operation of power plants in Russia
    • Advised POSCO Engineering & Construction on bidding related to establishment of power plant in Kazakhstan
    • Advised GS EPS and other clients on the investment in biomass power plants and CDM projects in China
    • Advised Korea Development Institute on a preliminary feasibility study on a coal-powered thermal power plant project in Nam Dinh, Vietnam by Korea East-West Power Co., Ltd.
    • Advised the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on a preliminary feasibility study regarding a combined heat and power plant project in Binh Phuoc, Vietnam of a global infrastructure fund
    • Advised Korea Exim Bank on the project financing for Thai Binh 2 Coal-Powered Thermal Power Plant Project in Vietnam
    • Advised Samsung C&T Corporation on a hydro power plant project in Vietnam
    • Advised a Korean client on the legal and project financing issues related to the establishment and operation of a power plant in Vietnam
    • Advised a Korean Genco on a JV agreement with local Myanmar public corporation regarding a power generation project in Myanmar
    • Prepared and reviewed agreements for a Korean client who intended to establish a JV for the electricity business, such as power lines construction in Myanmar
    • Advised a Korean client on a photovoltaic power generation project in the Philippines
    • Advised a Korean fund on the garbage dump yard and power generation facility project in Brazil
    • Conducted a legal due diligence for Korea South-East Power Co. on the LED power plant construction project in Ecuador
    • Advised a Korean client on the wind power generation project in Argentina
    • Advised a Korean construction company on a dispute related to the nuclear power plant project in UAE
    • Conducted a study for the Ministry of Government Legislation on energy development laws of Russia and Central Asia
       

    [Domestic Power Generation]

    • Advised SK Chemical on execution of a business transfer agreement with Hahn & Company for transfer of the bioenergy business
    • Advised SK Gas on sale of its shares in Eumseoung Natural Gas Power Co., Ltd. and purchase of its shares in Ulsan GPS Corporation
    • Advised KPX on general matters
    • Advised KEPCO on general matters
    • Advised KEPCO E&C on general matters
    • Advised on numerous photovoltaic power generation projects in Seosan, Daegu, Busan Shinho, Uiseong, Uiryong, Wonju, Hadong, Kimcheon, Naju, Samcheok, Jeoneup, Nonsan, Sinan, Jangheung, Hampyeong, Goheung, Heejae, Yeongam, etc.
    • Advised on numerous wind power generation projects in Gimnyeong, Haengwon, Jeju, Tamna offshore, Cheongsong, Younyang, Youngdeok, Jeongsan, Gasan, Sinan, Bongsan, etc.
    • Advised on agreement and financing related to a wind power generation project in South-West area
    • Advised GS Yeongyang Wind Power Co., Ltd. on the agreements related to the development of Youngyang Wind Power Generation Complex
    • Advised GS E&R on due diligence and acquisition of share in win power generation project
    • Advised local private coal power generator on operation of power plant
    • Represented K Power in the acquisition of shares of Kyungnam Renewable Energy and in establishing a joint venture with a Japanese company
    • Advised on due diligence and contract for acquisition of K-Power
    • Advised on the extension of a power plant in Yeosu
    • Advised on the financing for a combined-cycle power plant in Osong (800MW)
    • Advised on the financing for the incineration heat co-generation project in Songdo
    • Advised on a construction work related dispute for a thermal power plant project in Youngwol
    • Advised on the project financing for other power generation projects in Korea, such as the biomass thermal power generation plant, etc.


    [Infra]

    • Advised the Incheon International Airport Corporation Consortium on the Myanmar Hanthawady New International Airport Construction Project
    • Advised Samsung C&T Corporation on the construction of Son Duong Port in Vietnam
    • Advised a Korean construction company on the development of port in Indonesia
    • Advised EnbioCons Co., Ltd. on its establishment of a water treatment company as a joint venture between Korean and Chinese private corporations
    • Advised Shinhan Investment Corp. and Korea Investment Management Co. on the investment in a BOT-based waste treatment project in Samut Sakhon, Thailand
    • Advised a Korean investor on the development of an industrial complex in Carabao, Philippines
    • Represented Mirae Asset MAPS Asset Management in its acquisition of stake in a toll road project in Victoria, Australia
    • Advised a Korean construction company on the legal issues related to sewer pipe system construction in Qatar
    • Advised Korea Investment and Securities on SOC project in Changchun, China
    • Advised on a sewage treatment plant SOC project in Dacheon
    • Advised on an environmental treatment center SOC project in Muan
    • Advised HMC Investment Securities on the financing scheme for construction and operation of a landfill site under the Waste Control Act
    • Conducted a legal research on the Peruvian laws relating to construction of sewage treatment plant for the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, with regard to a global infrastructure fund project


    [Environment]

    • Advised Korea Investment Management Co., Ltd. on the first carbon fund in Korea
    • Represented in a lawsuit for revocation of the disposition of refusal of CER assignment
    • Advised on a sales agreement for the CER of a small hydraulic power plant in China
    • Advised on the private investment project and the CDM with regard to the development of Bangcheon-ri landfill in Daegu for recycling
    • Advised on a CDM-related dispute from the development of Geumgo-dong landfill in Daejeon for recycling
    • Advised on a landfill CDM project in Masan
    • Advised on purchase of CERs from Malaysia
    • Advised Busan Transportation Corporation on an MOU for a CER-related business
    • Advised on the development of bio-methane from Seonam Sewage Treatment Plant in Seoul into the vehicle fuel and on the related CDM project
    • Advised on the legislation of (proposed) Climate Change Countermeasures Act
    • Advised the Seoul Metropolitan Government on the establishment of eco-friendly ordinance)