OUR EXPERIENCE

Advertising

Afforestation

Agency/Distribution

Agricultural Equipment

Alcohol Production and Distribution (Liquors/Wines)

Arbitration

Architects

Automobile Assembly and Distribution

Aviation

Banking

Barter Trade

Bond Issues

BOTs

Breweries

Capital Equipment

Cement Production

Charities

Chemicals

Coffee Production

Commercial Farming

Communications

Computer Programming

Condominiums

Construction 

Construction Equipment

Contract Packing

Conversions

Corporate and Asset Restructuring

Cosmetics

Counterfeiting

Credit Cards

Currency Trading

Dairy Products

Dental Hygiene

Design

Detergents

Diamond Processing

Diplomatic Issues

Dispute Resolution

Dissolutions

Electrical Goods

Elevators

Employment/Recruitment

Equitisation

Essential Oils

Fertiliser Plants

Financing/Securities

Freight Forwarding

Furniture Production

Garment Production

Gas Pipelines

Golf Courses

Hospitals

Human Resources

Hygiene Products

Ice Cream

Industrial Gases

Industrial and High-Tech Zones

Insurance

Intellectual Property

Joint Stock Companies

Joint Ventures

Labour Structuring and Issues

Language Schools

Leasing

Liquidations

Litigation

Logistics

LPG Projects

Manufacturing

Medical Clinics

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mineral Water

Mining

Motorcycles

Noodles

Organic Farming

Packaging

Paint and Industrial Coatings

Personal Hygiene

Petroleum Exploration

Petroleum Joint Ventures

Petroleum Trading

Pharmaceuticals

Piracy

Port Facilities

Power Generation (electricity/

gas/coal/sugar/waste)

Private Placements

Processing

Product Safety

Property Management

PSCs

Pulp and Paper

Quarrying

Radio Broadcasting

Refineries

Restructuring

Rubber Production

Satellite Broadcasting

Sauces/Pastes

Schools

Services (various)

Sewing Threads

Shipping

Soft Drinks Production

Sovereign Asset and

Debt Recovery

Sporting Goods

Stock Options

Sugar Production

Tank Terminals

Taxation

Tea Production

Technical Assistance

Technology Transfer

Telecommunications

Tendering

Tobacco

Tourism

Trading

Training Schools

Waste Treatment

Water Heaters

Water Projects

Wholesale Supermarkets

Yacht Building

Selected Myanmar/Vietnam major project experience of LWA (with client nationalities shown in brackets) is as follows:

Electricity

Advised Electricity of Vietnam on power generation project in form of BOT in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam)

Advised Electricity of Vietnam on maintenance contract for power station at Ba Ria - Vung Tau in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam)

Advised private power generation company on the construction, operation and transfer of a 626 MW combined cycle electric generating facility in form of BOT with the Ministry of Energy in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (PPA and BOT work) (US)

Prepared report on the legal and regulatory environment in the power industry in Vietnam including in the form of BOT, for industrial conglomerate (Japan)

Advised Electricity of Vietnam on equipment purchase contracts for ABB power generation plant funded by World Bank

Phu My 3 Power Generation BOT Project (Holland, UK)

Petroleum

Represented tenderer for fast track gas pipeline project (Brunei)

Represented tenderer for Blue Dragon PSC (Block 5-1); Dai Hung and Rong fields (Brunei)

Represented tenderer for Dung Quat refinery project (Brunei)

Petroleum Sharing Contracts (Brunei; Canada; Israel; Russia; UK; France)

Petroleum Services Company (US; UK)

Gas

Industrial Gases Joint Ventures (Germany, UK)

LPG Production (France)

LAB Production (India)

Gas Pipeline (France, USA, UK)

Water

Advised on a BOT water treatment plant (US)

Advised multinational on ODA water supply and sanitation project in Dong Thap Province (Holland)

Advised multinational on ODA water supply and sanitation project in Soc Trang Province (Holland)

Waste

Advised foreign investor on waste treatment/fertiliser plant in form of BOT in Ho Chi Minh City (US)

Advising consortium on the construction, operation and transfer of a waste-to-energy and organic fertiliser plant in the form of BOT in Ho Chi Minh City (UK/US)

Advised consortium on the construction, operation and transfer of a waste-to-energy and organic fertiliser plant in the form of BOT in Can Tho (UK/US)

Advised foreign investor on the construction, operation and transfer of a rice husk-to-energy plant in Vietnam (UK)

Telecommunications

Advised on establishment of Paging and Cellular Phone Systems (Hong Kong)

Advised on establishment of Paging and Mobile Phone Network (US)

Advised on establishment of Paging Network (US)

Advised on global telecommunications services transaction (UK/Holland)

Advised on telecommunications projects (Hong Kong, US, Germany)

Advised on Telecommunications Manufacturing/Distribution Facility (US)

Advised on Licensing for Satellite Telecommunications (US, Hong Kong)

Mining and Natural Resources

Advised on Mining Joint Ventures (Canada, USA, Australia)

Advised on Cement Production Facilities (France, United Kingdom)

Mining Lease Title Searches and Opinions (Myanmar, Canada)

Advised on Cement Production and Co-Generation Joint Venture (Thailand)

Advised on Diamond Processing Investments (Belgium, BVI)

Finance

Advised on first private Loan to State Bank of Vietnam (US$100m) (Thailand)

Legal Opinion re Sovereign Loan (Japan)

Advised on Domestic Banking System (Europe)

Advised on Investment Banking and Currency Trading (various)

Advised on Trade Services (UK; Hong Kong)

Structured, advised on and closed financing from IFC, ABD, Proparco (France) and local Vietnamese bank for US$40m greenfield international hospital project

Advised on establishment of Credit Card Systems (US; Australia)

Advised on Loan Restructuring (Belgium)

Other

Advised Vietnam State coal company on coal supply contracts (Vietnam)

Advised on Chemical Tank Terminal Project (Japan)

Advised on Port Project (Belgium)

Advised on Port Facilities (Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand)

Advised on Large Industrial Estate and Port Project (Singapore)

Advised on Port Facility Joint Ventures (Singapore, Australia)

Advised on US$352m EPCC fertiliser plant in Phu My (Italy)

Advised on US$1.2bn EPCC fertiliser plant in Ca Mau (Italy)

Advised on US$75m Industrial Zone Infrastructure Development (Japan)

Advised on US$1.3bn acquisition of bakery ingredients industry (UK)

Advised on International Airport Project (Thailand)

Advised on Aviation Joint Venture (Singapore)

Diplomatic Corps and Development Finance Institutions

In addition to work in the private sector, LWA has provided substantial legal advice in Myanmar to the diplomatic corps of Great Britain and Australia, and in Vietnam to the diplomatic corps of Great Britain, Canada, Denmark, Germany, India, Italy and the Netherlands.

LWA has also provided substantial legal advice to international organisations such as the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Department of Trade and Industry of the United Kingdom (now UK Trade), Scottish Enterprise and the European Commission (EC).

Lucy Wayne’s other major project experience is as follows:


Telecommunications

Acquisition by Swiss/US joint venture of division of major international telecommunications company involving acquisitions of companies in 14 different jurisdictions, tax planning and restructuring work

Electricity

Represented French government company on privatisation of EdF

Gas

Represented French multinational on gas pipeline project in Abu Dhabi

Advised UK multinational on project of gas gathering system (pipeline)

Represented Yemeni liquified gas company on LNG facility in Yemen.

Purchase of a gas power station including drafting and negotiating all purchase documents, shareholders agreements and articles of association, facility agreements and bank guarantees, consultancy agreements and co-ordinating tax advice and corporate structuring

Waste

Advised on purchase by international press group of UK, German and US companies dealing in the thermal treatment of waste and subsequent restructuring - including heads of terms, patent assignments and licences, consultancy agreements and co-ordinating international tax and employment advice

Finance

Advised on $300 million bond issue by shipping line on behalf of charterers

Advised on 150 million Pounds Sterling floating rate note issue including prospectus, subscription agreement, issue agreement, paying agency agreement, agent bank agreement and supplemental trust deed

Purchase by French Bank of English banking group including drafting and negotiating acquisition agreement, deed of indemnity, disclosure letter, assignment of inter-group loans, guarantees

Sale of English Bank by French parent including drafting heads of terms, share sale agreement, deed of indemnity and all related documentation

Work on various financial transactions including loan transactions (including film financing), guarantees and facility letters

Other

Tender by US company for UK Ministry of Defence contract

Joint venture between Yemeni, Malaysian and UK companies relating to production of ghee in Egypt

Sale of assets by UK steel group including drafting and negotiating sale agreement, loan notes and other ancillary documentation

Assignment of UK shipping company assets to Dutch shipping company

Sale of UK group to US pharmaceutical research company including due diligence of UK group companies

Due diligence for purchase by Italian multinational corporation of international group of chemical companies

Tender for UK television channel by multinational consortium including setting up bidding and management structure and preparing bid

Sale of assets of UK paper and plastics company including tax restructuring


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