DATE
THURSDAY, 23 NOVEMBER 2017

TIME
9:00AM - 2:00PM

VENUE
HOGAN LOVELLS LEE & LEE 
50 Collyer Quay, #10-01 OUE Bayfront, Singapore 049321

 

 

Event Overview

Demographic change, increasing natural resource demands, urbanisation and the growing significance of environmental aspects are creating a growing need for investment in all types of mega projects in the Southeast Asia.

According to Asian Development Bank (ADB), emerging Asia is expected to require in excess of US$8 trillion of additional funding per decade in order to meet its infrastructure needs. While it is an urgent challenge, at the same time, it creates abundance of opportunities for Southeast Asia’s mega projects.

Join us at the ALB SE Asia Project Finance Conference 2017 as we bring together industry experts and key players to discuss on the trends and innovative ways forward of SEA project financing. This conference also covers topics on the key trends and developments within the project finance market and regulatory, alternative financing, risk assessments and many more.

Key Benefits of Attending

  • Position yourself as an internationally acclaimed leader which bridges project finance efforts between investors, borrowers and regulators in Southeast Asia
  • Discover new opportunities with the budding model of project bond market and new financial integration
  • Identifying alternative financing options, innovative PPP models and new investment methods
  • Learn how to perform project finance risk analysis to ensure project success

Target Audience

  • In-House Counsels 
  • General Counsels
  • Legal Counsels
  • Corporate Counsels
  • Commercial Counsels
  • Enforcement Counsels
  • Chief Legal Officers 
  • Heads of Legal and Compliance 
  • Corporate Legal and Compliance Directors, Managers and Executives 
  • CEOs, CFOs and Company Secretaries 
  • In-House Legal Advisers and Consultants 
  • Private Practice and Corporate Law Firms
  • Consultants and Experts from Corporate and Financial Services, Legal and Compliance Industry

 

For the full agenda, please contact Lynda Lim at lynda.lim@thomsonreuters.com or call +(65) 6870 3521


 Click HERE >>> to download the Programme Agenda 

(Please note this is a draft agenda and is subject to change)

 

Agenda at Glance

  • Major Projects and Financing Trends in 2017
  • Tapping Alternative Sources of Liquidity
  • Looking Forward: Being at the Forefront of Developing Innovative Project Financing Structures and Solutions
  • Projects & Project Financing in India: An Overview

Key Benefit of Attending

 

  • Position yourself as an internationally acclaimed leader which bridges project finance efforts between investors, borrowers and regulators in Southeast Asia
  • Explore financing and investment trends
  • Discover new opportunities with the budding model of project bond market and new financial integration
  • Identifying alternative financing options, innovative PPP models and new investment methods

Stay tune for more speakers and panellists profiles.

For the full agenda, please contact Lynda Lim at lynda.lim@thomsonreuters.com or call +(65) 6870 3521

 


 

Jeff Delmon, Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist 
The World Bank Group

Jeff has advised governments, sponsors and lenders on infrastructure finance and PPP since 1994, and has been a senior PPP specialist with the World Bank since 2005. He is currently based in Singapore. Prior to joining the World Bank, he spent 11 years in Paris and London advising on infrastructure and PPP projects globally at the law firms of Allen & Overy and Freshfields. He is author of numerous books, articles and blogs on PPP, his most recent books include: Public Private Partnership Projects in Infrastructure: A practical guide for policy makers (2ed, Cambridge University Press, 2017), Private Sector Investment in Infrastructure: Project finance, PPP projects and PPP programs (3ed Kluwer International 2016), Public Private Partnership Programs: Creating a framework for private sector investment in infrastructure (Kluwer International, 2014); and Delmon and Rigby‐Delmon eds., International Project Finance and PPP: A legal guide to key growth markets (Kluwer International 2013). He holds an MA in international studies and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, a DEA (LLM) in international law from the University of Paris II and a PhD in law and engineering form King’s College, University of London. He is a qualified mediator and a member of the bar associations of California and of England and Wales.


Alex Wong, Partner
Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

Based out of our Singapore office, Alex Wong brings close to two decades worth of experience in the infrastructure space in Singapore and around Asia. He has helped clients navigate structuring, procurement, documentation and regulatory challenges in greenfield and brownfield projects from some of the most demanding jurisdictions across Asia. 
Being both Singapore and English law qualified, he has worked on some of the most complex infrastructure projects across the region. He is the Chairman of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore) and was part of the adjunct faculty at the Singapore Management University for the previous three years teaching the legal and commercial principles of project finance.

 

Samantha Campbell, Partner,
Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

Samantha Campbell is an English qualified partner based in our Singapore office with almost 20 years' experience in project and infrastructure finance and development in emerging and developing markets, across Europe, the ex-Soviet Union, Africa and Asia.  She has been resident in South –East Asia for almost 10 years and is the managing partner of our Vietnam practice. She is  known for delivering practical advice and completing complex cross border transactions against a backdrop of often vague or developing regulations in challenging jurisdictions in ASEAN. Her industry sector experience covers oil & gas and energy, water and sanitation, expressways and other transport and logistics, as well as financial institutions.  



Ran Chakrabarti, Partner
IndusLaw

Ran is a dual qualified lawyer in England & Wales and India. He is a graduate of King's College, London and the London School of Economics. Prior to embarking on a career in law, he interned with a diplomatic mission to the United Nations in Geneva and the United Nations Department of Political Affairs in New York.

He spent the first 6 years of his legal career in London and Singapore with the finance and projects practices at Ashurst and White & Case, advising multinational corporations and global financial institutions on a range of complex cross-border transactions.

He moved to India in 2007 to work with Amarchand & Mangaldas before establishing his own niche practice, advising foreign companies and financial institutions on their inbound India work and Indian companies on their outbound joint ventures and acquisitions. He merged his practice with IndusLaw in 2004

He specialises in Projects and Project Finance advising lenders, borrowers, sponsors and contractors on matters including bankability review, concession, EPC, O&M, supply and off-take agreements, loan agreements, sponsor support agreements, contractor guarantees and intercreditor and security issues.

Public International Law is another area of expertise, having advised on a proposed pipeline route and sovereign immunity issues and he is currently in the process of finishing a textbook.

Sheharyar Chughtai, Vice President, Asia Pacific Project Finance
Korea Development Bank

Sheharyar is currently the Vice President for Asia Pacifric Project Finance at Korea Development Bank (KDB) Singapore. He is responsible for origination, structuring, due diligence and financial closing of energy (power & renewables, O&G especially LNG liquefaction and regasification) and infrastructrure transactions in Asia Pacific. Prior to joining KDB in 2014, he worked with Standard Chartered for 5 years covering structured finance transactions in the transport and infrastructure space in Australia, Asean and West Africa. 

He began his professional career in 2006 as an infrastructure planner with the Norway based Telenor Group's operations in Pakistan. 

He holds a B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and an MBA and is a GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals) qualified Energy Risk Professional (ERP).  

He is the organiser and moderator for GARP Energy Risk Discussions, a forum for panel discussions on key issues in the energy sector in Asia and also writes on energy and infrastructure industry issues



Vijay Pattabhiraman, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer - Asain Infrastructure Investments
J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Vijay, Managing Director, is Chief Investment Officer of J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Asia Infrastructure Investments.  He has over 28 years experience in private equity, structured finance/debt and manufacturing operations in Asia. 

Prior to his JP Morgan experience, he joined the Singapore office of Emerging Markets Partnership (the USD 1.7 billion AIG Asian Infrastructure Fund II) covering South Asia, SE Asia and South Korea.  He has been involved in transactions and asset management across various sectors including telecom, internet access, roads, hospitals, waste management, retail, energy and basic industries. Immediately preceding EMP, he was working for GE Capital with responsibility for commercial lending and structured finance transactions in India.  Prior to his finance and banking experience, he worked for 5 years as an engineer managing plant operations, including the effluent and water treatment plants, for a leading Indian based polymer manufacturer. 

He graduated with a faculty gold medal from the MBA program of Xavier Institute of Management, India and also obtained his Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi with distinction.



Richard Wong, Vice President, Public Sector & Government Practice
Frost & Sullivan

Richard has more than 13 years of consulting and project management experience across various industry sectors. As a Vice-President in the Public Sector & Security Consulting Practice, his key focus is to advise and assist clients achieve their economic and organisational objectives through market growth, industry development, regulatory and economic analysis/review.

His expertise lies in market strategies, economic impact analysis, market demand analysis and forecasting, and industry roadmap development. He has completed numerous large scale consulting projects across sectors such as Security, Public Sector & Government, IT and Telecommunications, etc. He is a seasoned speaker and has presented at several industry and government conferences, sharing his perspective on the latest developments and trends affecting global economies and businesses today. 


Gregoire Bouzereau, Director Infrastructure and Real Estate Group
HSBC

Based in Singapore, Gregoire Bouzereau is a Director in the Infrastructure and Real-Estate Group of HSBC. He brings more than 13 years of experience in infrastructure finance advisory and arranging in a wide range of sectors including infrastructure and utilities, natural resources and energy, in Europe, South-East Asia and Australia. He was based in Sydney until 2012 where he developed HSBC project finance franchise in the infrastructure and oil and gas sectors. He holds a Master of Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Lyon.



Jeremy Saw, General Counsel
InfraCo

Jeremy is the General Counsel and part of the management team of InfraCo Asia, a donor-funded, commercially managed infrastructure investment and development company. 

He has diverse experience across the Asia-Pacific and ASEAN region, particularly in the infrastructure, renewables, energy and project development sectors. Prior to joining InfraCo Asia, he was Senior Associate at Baker & McKenzie, a global law firm, working from bases across Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Singapore, covering the Asia-Pacific region.  He has also acted as regional ASEAN-focused in-house legal counsel at BP, a global oil major, where he was responsible for providing legal solutions across various ASEAN downstream businesses.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from The University of Melbourne, and holds advanced certification for Governance, Risk and Compliance from the International Compliance Association and the Institute of Banking and Finance.



Nicholas Leong, Chief Legal Officer
ecoWise Holdings Limited

Nicholas is currently the Chief Legal Officer of ecoWise Holdings Limited – a SGX listed company. ecoWise is involved in 3 main areas of business – renewable energy, resource recovery and provision of integrated environmental management solutions; and in 3 jurisdictions – Republic of Singapore, the Federation of Malaysia and the People’s Republic of China.

As the Chief Legal Officer, he oversees the group’s legal team, manages the group’s varied risks, compliance work and advising on the strategic direction of the group. He is also actively involved in large scale projects that the group is contemplating to undertake or is in the midst of completing (e.g. conversion of coal powered co-generation plant to an environmentally friendly biomass co-generation plant and acquisition/disposal of production factories). Some of his main responsibilities pertaining to those projects are to secure financing (from traditional financing institutions, venture capital, private equity, etc.)  and contract negotiations to mitigate risk (e.g. devising unique payment methods).

Prior to joining ecoWise Holdings Limited, he was at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, a uniquely local international law firm, working out from Singapore to serve its clients in South-East Asia. At RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, he was part of the corporate team doing a variety of corporate work such as facilitating joint ventures, incorporating funds, issuance of derivative instruments, etc.  

He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree and graduated from the University of Bristol Law school and currently is a member of the Singapore Bar.  

Monica Sun, Head of Risk Control and Compliance
CGN Huasheng Investment Limited (CGNHS)

Monica is the Head of Risk Control and Compliance, CGN Huasheng Investment Limited (“CGNHS”), which is the sole oversea fund management center and financing platform of China General Nuclear Group Limited.  As the team leader of Risk Control and Compliance function, she is in charge of all legal and compliance matters with different applicable laws and regulations and relevant practice, as well as its internal control and business risk management practices. She has more than 10 years of in-house experience in the areas of corporate, commercial, finance, and IP laws. She specialises in corporate finance, sales finance, structural finance and project Finance both from the and lender and borrower consideration.

Prior to joining CGNHS, she has worked in legal and compliance roles for Huawei Technologies as Senior Legal Counsel and BGI Medical as General Legal and IP Counsel. She began her legal career as a PRC registered lawyer in the banking and finance practice at Grandall Legal, Shenzhen Office.

She is keen to research and develop potential profits opportunities in cooperation with the inter-group overseas project companies, and support financial planning and analysis for  overseas project companies and partnering with them to develop and complete project finance transactions in order to meet project long-term funds need maximise sponsor’s equity return in the projects and secure an attractive risk/reward profile.

She graduated from Peking University and had juris master degree of law.

Supriya Sen, Senior Advisor
McKinsey & Company

Supriya  is a senior advisor in banking and infrastructure finance at McKinsey & Co. in Singapore. She also serves as Independent Director on boards of a few public and private companies and non-profits in India, Singapore and ASEAN region. 

She holds a bachelors’ degree in engineering (electronics and communication), and is a gold medallist from the Bangalore University; and holds a post-graduate diploma in management from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

She also completed an advanced management program from the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University. Prior to her current role, she worked for over 25 years at various investment firms including ICICI, GE Capital, World Bank, Asian Development Bank and Citigroup and private equity firms in Asia and Middle East, in financing transport, power and social infrastructure projects.

Valery Tubbax, Senior Vice President and Head of Advisory
SMBC

Valery heads SMBC Advisory for Asia. He is responsible for advising on large project and corporate finance transactions on a limited/non recourse basis. He has 15 years of financial advisory and structuring experience with particular expertise in power & infrastructure, and strong focus on South East Asia. Prior to joining SMBC, he was based in London where he worked for Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) in equity capital markets, and HSBC in structured financing focusing on the development and financing of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).

 

He holds a Master in Finance from HEC Paris.

 

 

 


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