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Adam Moncrieff

Managing Partner, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City

Moncrieff Adam
Adam Moncrieff

Managing Partner, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City

Adam specialises in banking, project and structured finance and restructurings. He has broad experience in project financing transactions and has advised project sponsors, lenders and export credit agencies on power, infrastructure, telecommunications, energy and water projects in the Middle East, Russia, South America and in numerous countries throughout Asia. He is also experienced in acting for debtors and creditors for debt restructurings and acting for lenders and borrowers in general banking, structured and acquisition finance transactions. Adam relocated to head Allen & Overy's practice in Vietnam after having spent 15 years with the firm in Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Adam has been recognised for his work in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific: “A very talented operator.” “One of the key players.” Adam is "highly reputed for project finance work" and is praised by sources for his "excellent negotiation skills and profound understanding of a range of projects issues." "He has experience of an array of sectors, including power, petrochemicals and transport infrastructure."

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • Sumitomo Corporation and other sponsors on all aspects of the development of the Van Phong 1 IPP in Vietnam. 
  • USD9bn: JBIC, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, NEXI, KEXIM and other lenders on the financing of the USD9bn Nghi Son Refinery, the largest refinery project and largest project financing in Vietnam to date. Asia Pacific Petrochemicals Deal of the Year, IJGlobal Awards 2014.
  • Various renewable projects developers and other sponsors on the development of wind and solar power projects in Vietnam.
  • K-EXIM, K-SURE and other lenders on financing the PT Krakatau POSCO integrated steel project in Indonesia.
  • JBIC, KEXIM and other lenders in connection with the Taweelah B IWPP in the UAE, two bids for the Marafiq IWPP in Saudi Arabia, the Shuqaiq IWPP in Saudi Arabia, the Mesaieed IPP in Qatar and the Neyveli Power project in Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Mitsui & Co., as developer and EPC contractor on the gas -fired Ras Laffan C IWPP in Qatar.
  • JBIC and other lenders on the GUT Rojana power project in Thailand. 
  • The Lenders on the financing of the acquisition of geothermal power assets in Indonesia.
  • JBIC and other lenders on financing the Al Ghubrah water project, Oman.
  • Mitsubishi Materials Corporation on the development and financing of copper mines in Canada and Peru.

Experience highlights

Office

Ho Chi Minh City

Allen & Overy Legal (Vietnam) LLC
39th Floor, Bitexco Financial Tower, 2 Hai Trieu, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, New South Wales, Australia, 1992

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2003

Registered foreign lawyer, Japan, 2003

Academic

BEcon, The University of Sydney, 1988

LLB, The University of Sydney, 1991

Graduate Diploma, Applied Finance & Investment, Securities Institute of Australia, 1998

Recognition

News & insights

Allen & Overy secures ‘Band 3’ and ‘Band 4’ rankings for Project Finance and Banking & Finance in Chambers Latin America 2021

News: 24 SEPTEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy secures ‘Band 3’ and ‘Band 4’ rankings for Project Finance and Banking & Finance in Chambers Latin America 2021

Allen & Overy today announced that Chambers 2021 Latin America recognized the firm’s U.S. Projects, Energy and Infrastructure (PENRI) partners Sami Mir and Dorina Yessios, ranking them as Band 3 in…

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Publications: 08 SEPTEMBER 2020

New Law on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Vietnam

On 1 January 2021, Vietnam’s long awaited Law on PPP (the PPP Law) will come into effect. The PPP Law establishes an umbrella legal framework for all PPP projects and aims to attract more private…

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Publications: 13 MAY 2020

Banking Solar in Vietnam – a look at the next wave of renewable power projects in Vietnam

In this article Won Myong Hong, Tristan Knowles and Claire Alebik at Asian Development Bank, and Adam Moncrieff, Thuy Huynh and Alex Ross describe the challenges faced on the ground-breaking GTN2…

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Publications: 14 APRIL 2020

New developments for Vietnam renewable energy

The Government of Vietnam has issued its highly anticipated policy, Decision 13, providing for new feed-in-tariffs for solar power projects in Vietnam. The new solar FiTs will apply for projects which…

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