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Allen & Overy PENRI Group wins ‘IJGlobal Asia Pacific Legal Adviser of the Year’ and ‘The Asset Asia Pacific Project Finance Law Firm of the Year’

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Allen & Overy’s Asia Pacific Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure (PENRI) group has won both ‘Asia Pacific Legal Adviser of the Year and ‘Asia Pacific Project Finance Law Firm of the Year’ at the IJGlobal Awards and The Asset Triple A Infrastructure Awards 2021 respectively.

The IJGlobal Awards ceremony which was hosted virtually on 29th June recognises achievements on deals across the infrastructure and energy sectors in all regions around the world.  

Partner Scott Neilson, commented: “These wins signify the strength of our practice, and more importantly reflects the hard work and dedication of the regional team over the last 12 months. We are very grateful to our clients for their loyalty and entrusting us with their most important transactions.”

The Asia Pacific PENRI group also won a number of deal awards across both IJGlobal and The Asset which include the following.

IJGlobal Awards

  • APAC Renewables Deal of the Year - SB Energy Solar PV Portfolio Financing
  • APAC Transport Deal of the Year - Almaty Ring Road
  • APAC Oil and Gas Deal of the Year - Ichthys LNG Refinancing

The Asset Triple A Infrastructure Awards

  • ASEAN - Renewable Energy Deal of the Year (Solar) - TTC Energy Development Investment JSC’s USD37.8 million long-term financing
  • Bangladesh - Transport Deal of the Year - First Dhaka Elevated Expressway Company’s USD861 million facility
  • China - Water Deal of the Year - Shenzhen Water Group Company/Shenzhen Water and Environment Investment Group Company’s USD200 million equivalent loan facility
  • China - Oil and Gas Deal of the Year - China Gas Capital Management’s USD20 million loan financing
  • India - Green Project of the Year - SB Energy Six Private Limited’s USD333 million project financing

Our Asia Pacific team also advised on the IJGlobal’s Africa Oil & Gas Deal of the Year in relation to the Nigeria LNG Train 7 project.

Scott adds: “We have built a phenomenal team which continues to innovate.  We are excited by future opportunities across the broad spectrum of energy and infrastructure, and supporting our clients on their decarbonisation plans.  Recently this has included how to decarbonise their fossil fuel activities as we move full pace into energy transition.  We are seeing a marked uptick in renewable energy and hydrogen work, with the hydrogen work growing at a remarkable rate.  It is rewarding for our team to be helping our clients at the cutting edge of the energy transition.”


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