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Asia Pacific

Vinson & Elkins has represented clients in Asia for more than 30 years. Our three Asia offices— located in Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo — service their respective local commercial hubs, as well as the broader Asia Pacific region. Our practice also has a significant presence beyond our office locations, with lawyers frequently advising on matters in Australia, India, Korea, and Southeast Asia.

We offer a range of international legal advice, and have extensive on-the-ground experience working with local counsel throughout the region. Our lawyers are well equipped to handle the full scope of transactional and contentious matters, both for Asian clients investing abroad and international companies conducting business in Asia. 

With a team of U.S., English, Hong Kong, and Australian qualified lawyers, we have an enviable track record of representing top-tier global energy clients across the region. Our lawyers are attuned to the challenges and opportunities of overseas investments, and have advised on groundbreaking M&A transactions for our clients. Our China practice has historically represented prominent Chinese state-owned enterprises on some of China’s largest outbound investments in the natural resources and energy sectors, as well as international consortiums on large-scale energy projects across Asia. 





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    Practice Highlights

    • Santos on the marketing of LNG from the Gladstone LNG Project to potential buyers in Korea, Southeast Asia, China, Japan and Taiwan, culminating in the execution of long-term LNG sales agreements with KOGAS and PETRONAS
    • Reliance Industries Limited on the $13.5 billion development of the largest gas fields in India, involving deepwater wells and a 1,500-kilometer pipeline, including gas sales, transportation, and related agreements
    • Sinopec on its C$10.3 billion acquisition of Addax Petroleum, a Canadian company publicly traded on the Toronto and London Stock Exchanges, with assets in West Africa and the Middle East
    • Sinopec on its $8.5 billion joint venture with Saudi Aramco for a 37.5% stake in the Yanbu Refinery on the west coast of Saudi Arabia
    • Reliance Industries Limited on the $7.2 billion sale of Indian oil and gas assets to BP; marks the largest foreign direct investment into India to date
    • Sinopec on its $7.1 billion acquisition of a 40% stake in Repsol Brasil, S.A., a subsidiary of Repsol YPF, S.A. which holds all of Repsol's upstream assets in Brazil
    • Sinopec on its $5.15 billion acquisition from Galp Energia SGPS, S.A., through new share subscriptions, of 30% of all its upstream interests in Brazil
    • CNOOC on its $3.47 billion acquisition from Chesapeake Energy of a 33.3% net undivided interest in oil and gas leases
    • Korea National Oil Corporation on its $4.1 billion acquisition of Canadian-based Harvest Energy Trust, the largest cross-border deal for South Korea to date

    Practice Highlights


    • 代理澳大利亚桑托斯公司(Santos)将产自澳大利亚格莱斯顿液化天然气项目的液化天然气营销给韩国、东南亚、中国、日本和台湾的潜在购买方,并最终与韩国天然气公司和马来西亚国家石油公司签署了液化天然气长期销售协议
    • 代理印度瑞莱斯实业有限公司(Reliance Industries Limited)就价值135亿美元的印度最大天然气田的开发(涉及深水气井和长达1,500公里的管道)提供法律服务,包括就天然气销售协议、运输协议和其他相关协议提供法律意见
    • 代理中石化以103亿加拿大元收购阿达克斯石油公司,这一家是在多伦多证券交易所和伦敦证券交易所同时公开上市的加拿大公司,其在西非和中东拥有资产
    • 代理中石化以85亿美元入股与沙特阿美石油公司的合资,使中石化在位于沙特阿拉伯西部海岸的延布炼油厂拥有37.5%的权益
    • 代理印度瑞莱斯实业有限公司(Reliance Industries Limited)向英国石油公司出售价值为72亿美元的印度油气资产,这是截至目前外国企业对印度进行的最大规模直接投资
    • 代理中石化以71亿美元收购雷普索尔巴西股份公司40%的权益,这是雷普索尔-YPF股份公司的一家子公司,并持有雷普索尔集团在巴西的所有上游资产
    • 代理中石化以51.5亿美元通过新增股份认购的方式,从葡萄牙高蒲能源公司处收购其在巴西所有上游资产30%的权益
    • 代理中海油以34.7亿美元从美国切萨皮克能源公司处收购油气租赁权中33.3%的不可分割净权益
    • 代理韩国国家石油公司以41亿美元收购位于加拿大的哈维斯特能源信托公司,这是韩国截至目前规模最大的跨境交易

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