Ivan Chia is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a focus on international energy and infrastructure projects, who is dual-qualified in Singapore and England and Wales.

    Ivan is a transactional specialist, with a particular focus on international energy, renewables and infrastructure projects.

    He has advised on the development, procurement, joint venture and M&A transactions for significant projects involving onshore and offshore wind farms, utility scale and commercial and industrial solar PV projects, ports, LNG and petrochemical plants, offshore and floating energy assets and other infrastructure projects across different jurisdictions, including Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Japan, Taiwan, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nigeria.

    He is noted by clients and his peers for his strength in delivering succinct, commercial and practical legal advice for complex transactions and legal issues.

    Ivan is internationally ranked in Chambers & Partners in the “Projects & Infrastructure: International – Singapore” category among a distinguished list of solicitors in the field. He also features regularly in The Legal 500.

    "Ivan Chia understands the renewable energy industry in great detail having worked on a wide range of transactions in multiple jurisdictions for clients on all sides. His legal advice on construction contracts and transaction structure agreements is first class and has served us extremely well."

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    • Advising in relation to various contracts for balance of plant procurement and installation contracts, and contracts for transport and installation of cables and foundations, including in respect of the Formosa I (Phase II) (tender phase), the 376MW Formosa II (tender phase) and the 589MW Changfang/Xidao offshore windfarm projects in Taiwan.*
    • Advising in relation to the development, construction, acquisition and/or disposal of various onshore wind farm projects in Vietnam, India, Pakistan, South Korea and Australia.*
    • Advising in relation to the development, construction, acquisition and/or disposal of various utility-scale solar PV and C&I solar PV projects in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Pakistan and Bangladesh, including the 168MW Ninh Thuan Project in Vietnam.*
    • Advising in relation to the development, construction, operations and maintenance of various petroleum chemical plants in South East Asia.*
    • Advising in relation to the development, construction and operations of various FSRU and FPSO projects in Asia Pacific.*
    • Advising in relation to the development and construction of industrial gas and chemical projects and the sale and purchase of industrial gases and chemicals in Asia Pacific.*
    • Advising in relation to the development of biomass and wood pellet processing facilities and utility-scale long-term sale and purchase of biomass and wood pellets.*
    • Advising in relation to the development, construction, acquisition and/or disposal of various resorts and hospitality assets in Asia Pacific.*
    • * Experience gained prior to working at the firm.

    Education

    • National University of Singapore, LL.B. (Hons.), 2002

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2008
    • Singapore, 2003

    Languages

    • English
    • Mandarin
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