Ignatius K. Hwang focuses his practice on energy, infrastructure and resources projects in Asia Pacific and the Middle East, particularly China, India, Southeast Asia and Australia.
He advises governments and sponsors on strategic, procurement, legal, commercial and risk issues relating to public-private partnership projects (PPP). He has represented the Singapore government and agencies on almost all PPP projects in Singapore to date, and has helped shaped development of the PPP projects market in Singapore.
Ignatius also advises on the development, acquisition, financing, construction and operation of energy, infrastructure and resources projects. His transactional experience, in particular on acquisitions and project financing, includes deal structuring, due diligence, drafting and negotiation of development, acquisition, fuel supply and power purchase agreements, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts and operation and maintenance (O&M) contracts, as well as financing and security documentation.
Ignatius has previously been recognized in leading directories, including Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal and Chambers & Partners.
Advising First Solar on the greenfield development of a 2000MW solar power farm in Inner Mongolia, China*
Advising SunEdison on the divestment of its greenfield 150MW solar project in Bangladesh*
Advising a vendor on the sale of a captive industrial zone diesel-fired power project in Cambodia*
Advising a sponsor on a greenfield 100 MW solar farm power project in Vietnam*
Advising Malakoff in its bid for a greenfield mine-mouth coal-fired power project in Indonesia*
Water and Water/Power Projects (excluding PPPs)
Advising a consortium on the bid, development and financing of the Taweelah A2 project, a 750 MW and 50 MIGD power and desalination greenfield project in United Arab Emirates*
Advising a consortium on the bid for the Shuweihat S1 project, a 1,500 MW and 100 MIGD power and desalination greenfield project in United Arab Emirates*
Advising a consortium on the bid for the Ras Laffan project, a 750 MW and 40 MIGD power and desalination greenfield project in Qatar*
Advising on the rehabilitation and expansion of a water treatment plant in Sabah, Malaysia*
Oil and Gas Projects
Advising a Chinese SOE natural gas provider, distributor and operator on various LNG master sale and purchase agreements and the development of a floating storage terminal*
Advised a Chinese SOE in connection with various terminal services agreements in Asia*
Advising a Beijing-based state-owned natural gas provider, distributor and operator on various LNG master sale and purchase agreements*
Advising Vopak on the MYR 1.5 billion project financing of its oil storage terminal in Malaysia*
Advised a Singapore-listed company in connection with the construction of an oil storage terminal in the United Arab Emirates*^
Public-Private Partnerships (Together with Local Counsel)
Advising the Singapore Public Utilities Board on all of its PPP desalination projects to date including the Marina East Desalination Plan project which is the world’s first dual seawater desalination and riverwater treatment facility and the Changi NEWater 2 PPP project involving the development, financing, construction and operation of a NEWater wastewater treatment plant on the rooftop of an existing water reclamation facility*^
Advising the Singapore Defence Ministry on various defence PPP projects including supply and maintenance of fighter jets and pilot training programme, and the development, construction and operation of a multi-purpose firing range and range training*^
Advising the Macquarie-John Laing consortium in connection with its bid for the USD 1.5 billion Singapore Sports Hub PPP project comprising a sports stadium, water sports and other recreational and commercial facilities*^
Advising the Itochu-Suez consortium in connection with its bid for the Singapore National Environmental Agency’s 3000 ton per day waste to energy PPP Project*^
Advising a Chinese SOE on its bid for a 500km high-voltage transmission line and related facilities PPP project in Argentina*
Advising the Myanmar government on the Myanmar-Thailand framework agreement governing the establishment and management of the Dawei Special Economic Zone in Myanmar*
Advising the Chinese Silk Road Fund in its joint venture “Belt & Road Projects” co-investment fund with Surbana Jurong Singapore*^
Advising on the Biopolis district cooling project in Singapore*^
Advising Veolia in the sale of its municipal waste management business in Singapore (with local counsel)*^
Reforms and Privatizations
Advising the Asian Development Bank on the solid waste management regime in Thailand, Philippines and Myanmar. Working with municipals and local authorities to identify feasibility of solid waste management PPP projects including waste to energy projects*
Advising PWC, the advisers to the Pakistan government, in the restructuring and privatization of the Karachi Electric Supply Company*
Advising Vietnam’s Power Authority (EVN) in the renegotiation of certain power purchase agreements*
Advising the principal advisor to the Singapore government in connection with the Singapore electricity industry restructure and reform, and the market rules for the wholesale electricity market*^
*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott
*^Worked with local counsel
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