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Richard Nelson is a partner in our Projects and Energy practice, based in the firm's Singapore office. Based in Singapore for over a decade, Richard regularly advises international oil and gas companies, host governments, project developers and sponsors in jurisdictions across the Asia-Pacific region. With extensive experience in the Asian energy field, Richard works with clients on energy-related transactions and projects, particularly in the upstream oil and gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and power sectors. He has counselled clients on large numbers of LNG import projects in the region and beyond.
Richard is currently ranked as a Band 1 Energy & Resources lawyer in Singapore and Asia-Pacific by the leading law directories, including Chambers and Legal 500. He has also been listed by the IFLR 1000 guide as a ‘leading lawyer’ in Energy and Infrastructure, Project Development, Banking, Project Finance and M&A. Chambers have commented in 2019, Asia Pacific Guide that ‘Richard Nelson is highly reputed for assisting clients with project financings and developments in the oil and gas, LNG and power sectors’ and he ‘continues to uphold his superb reputation for taking on complex, high-value LNG matters. He is especially well-versed in cross-border development and transactions in the space, with a wealth of offshore projects experience.’