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Scott Neilson



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Scott Neilson



Scott has extensive experience in projects, export credit and multisource financings and has advised project sponsors, project companies, multilaterals, export credit agencies and other lenders on numerous transactions throughout Asia, Middle East, Australia, Latin America, Africa and Europe. In particular, Scott has a broad range of experience in the oil and gas, LNG, power, energy and infrastructure sectors. In addition, he has deep shipping sector experience.


Experience highlights



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Registered Foreign Lawyer (England & Wales), Japan, 2010 (Tokyo Bar Association)

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2006

Admitted as solicitor, New South Wales, Australia, 2001


Bcom, Accounting, The University of New South Wales, 2000

LLB (Hons), The University of New South Wales, 2000

Graduate Diploma, Legal Practice, The College of Law, Sydney, 2001

Other noteworthy experience 


  • EBRD and JICA on the financing to develop, construct and operate the 50MW Tsetsii wind farm project in Tsogtsetsii soum, Umnugobi aimag, Mongolia. The project is owned and developed by Clean Energy Asia LLC together with its shareholders Newcom LLC and SB Energy Corp. “Wind Power Deal of the Year” – IJGlobal Awards 2017.
  • The Sponsors including Mitsubishi, Korea Gas Corporation, Pertamina and PT Medco Energy on the Donggi-Senoro LNG project in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. This project is the first true LNG project financing in Indonesia and the first to be developed with the upstream interests ‘split’ from the midstream.
  • JBIC, NEXI and commercial banks on the financing of 4 LNG vessels to transport LNG from the Freeport LNG project in the US to Japan.
  • JBIC and the commercial lenders on the USD200m financing of a FPSO vessel to be chartered by Petrobras for use on the Espadarte oil and gas fields in the Campos Basin in Brazil.
  • Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) as lenders on the refinancing of the 129MW Q10 offshore wind power project in the Netherlands (Q10/Luchterduinen wind project). This was the first refinancing of an offshore wind farm after completion.
  • JICA in relation to the Sirajganj gas-fired IPP Project in Bangladesh.
  • JBIC and the commercial lenders on the Hassyan IPP project in Dubai.
  • JBIC and SMBC on a JPY74.9 billion unsecured loan under JBIC's untied guarantee programme to the State of São Paulo in connection with signalling equipment and rolling stock for railway Line 1, 2 and 3 in São Paulo City, Brazil. 

Published work

  • S Neilson, 'Export credit agencies' (2017) Liquefied Natural Gas, The Law and Business LNG, Third Edition.
  • S Neilson, 'Home Loans' (2009) March Asialaw 14.
  • S Neilson, 'Effects of the Credit Crunch on Asia' (2008) 1(2) Bloomberg Law Reports 14.


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