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Bree Miechel

Bree Miechel

Bree is a partner at Reed Smith based in Singapore. She advises on energy and infrastructure projects globally with a focus on emerging markets.

Bree has lived and worked in Asia, the Middle East and Australia acting for sponsors/investors, governments, lenders, contractors and suppliers and understands the drivers and constraints of all parties on major infrastructure projects. She was previously seconded as acting Head of Legal East Asia for a rail group and works efficiently alongside in-house legal and commercial teams.

Bree advises across asset class including on power (conventional and renewable), energy efficiency, oil & gas, water & waste, transport and commercial property projects. As part of a multi-law firm and industry team, Bree is working with TWI and IRENA to develop a standardized suite of documents to de-risk and decrease project and transaction costs to accelerate the development of solar PV projects globally.

Asian Legal Business has named Bree Miechel one of the "40 under 40" for 2018, an award that recognizes outstanding legal professionals in the region. She is recognised by IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Global rankings 2019 as a highly regarded project development lawyer and was shortlisted by Euromoney Asia Women in Business Legal Awards 2017 and 2018 as Best in Energy and Natural Resources.

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09/01/19 | Taiwan's referendum on nuclear and feed-in tariff reductions – Implications for investors 384 views

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Dan Perera

Dan Perera

Dan is a partner in the Energy & Natural Resources Group of Reed Smith LLP. He specializes in disputes and advisory matters within the fields of commodities and international trade (hard rock minerals, metals, energy, oil and gas), mining (exploration, production and regulatory), shipbuilding and offshore (including rig and FPSO-related matters under EPIC contracts). Dan regularly acts for miners, oil and gas companies and commodity traders, and has conducted arbitrations under, amongst others, SIAC, ICC, LCIA, LMAA and GAFTA rules, and ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. 

Having been based in Singapore since 2010, Dan worked with a market-leading international arbitration practice before spending three years as senior in-house counsel with a mining major from 2012, where he supported the company’s iron ore, coal, copper and uranium marketing businesses and assisted with group-wide projects and disputes. Dan has been actively involved in the development and refinement of a number of industry-standard commodity contracts, and the implementation of market-based pricing mechanisms within developing markets such as iron ore. He regularly advises on multi-commodity marketing standardisation projects.

Dan is a regular speaker at industry conferences relating to commodities and international trade, deep sea mining, and shipping. In 2016 he was recognised by Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore's most influential lawyers aged 40 and under.

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18/07/18 | One Belt, One Road – An opportunity for regional cooperation 274 views

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Gautam Jindal

Gautam Jindal

Gautam Jindal is a Research Associate at Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore. He holds a master’s degree in Carbon Management from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and bachelor's in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. Gautam has seven years’ experience in energy and low carbon policy research, corporate GHG measurement and management, and sustainability reporting. At ESI, Gautam’s research areas include renewable energy integration, climate change negotiations, and management of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.

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06/03/19 | Retailer's exit from Singapore's electricity market: No need for warning bells 110 views

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Inez Rakhmani

Inez Rakhmani

Inez Rakhmani is a Senior Consultant with a background from Bachelor’s Degree from Chemistry of Gadjah Mada University. She has undertaken projects in Indonesia region for environmental and social impact assessments, EHS due diligence, and audits, and regulatory review and compliance over 7 years. She has been an EIA Consultant Team Leader issued by Lembaga Sertifikasi Profesi-Lingkungan Hidup or LSP-LH.

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14/11/18 | Indonesia's approach to Waste-to-Energy 581 views

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John Yeap, Nick Wang, James Harris

John Yeap, Nick Wang, James Harris

John Yeap leads Pinsent Masons’ energy and power practice across the region. By combining his detailed understanding of Asia’s power sector, gained through close to a decade working within one of Asia’s leading IPPs, and over two decades of advising on power transactions in Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa, he assists his clients in delivering robust, pragmatic and commercial solutions for Asia’s complex power sector.

Nick Wang is an Energy & Infrastructure lawyer based in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in advising on all stages of the project cycle for various types of infrastructure projects, including roads, railways, metros, power plants (both conventional and renewable), and free trade zones. The majority of his projects are located in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, and Eastern Africa.

Nick regularly assist clients in drafting, revising, and negotiating on various Financing Documents, such as Loan Agreements, Direct Agreements, Escrow Agreements, and Debt Service Agreements, as well as all types of Project Agreements, such as Concession Agreements, Implementation Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Operation and Maintenance Agreements, Coal Supply Agreements, and is particularly experienced working with Chinese sponsors, contractors, lenders (both policy banks and commercial banks) and insurer. Nick speaks English, Mandarin and Taiwanese natively, as well as Japanese and Cantonese conversationally.

With over 30 years of experience in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East, James Harris has successfully closed greenfield and brownfield projects across numerous industry sectors. These sectors have included conventional power/renewables, mining/resources, climate/carbon, transport, water treatment and distribution, waste management, biomass, health, education, telecoms, and defence. He advises project developers/sponsors, host governments, and funders (commercial banks, export credit agencies, and multilaterals). James is a founding member of the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) Project Finance Committee, Asia chair for the International Project Finance Association, and an adjunct professor of law at Singapore Management University teaching Project Finance.

Latest Post:
13/03/19 | Taiwan Offshore Wind Series Part 1 – Allocation of Offshore Windfarms in Taiwan 100 views

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    Kohe Hasan

    Kohe Hasan

    Kohe Hasan is a partner at Reed Smith LLP based in Singapore. She advises on energy projects globally with a focus on emerging markets, in particular Sri Lanka and Cambodia.

    Latest Post:
    06/03/19 | Moving towards renewable and sustainable energy in Sri Lanka: an uphill battle? 61 views

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    Matthew Heling

    Matthew Heling

    Matthew Heling has over 10 years of experience in the energy sector in fields spanning project finance, energy technologies, and energy markets. At Pöyry, Heling has led electricity market analyses, tariff and wholesale price forecasting, and financial modeling of generation assets for projects in countries across Southeast Asia. His past positions include six years at Pacific Gas & Electric Company in Northern California in technical, policy/strategic, and economic roles focusing both on utility-scale power plants as well as distributed generation, and more recently, in Project Finance at SunEdison.

    Heling holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis; an M.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Irvine; and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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    24/04/18 | Solar policy, programs, and progress in Southeast Asia: Current status and future outlook 846 views

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      Melissa Brown

      Melissa Brown

      Melissa Brown is a Hong Kong-based Asia energy analyst for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), former securities analyst at JPMorgan and analyst at Citigroup. Brown has played a leading role in various Asian investment organizations focused on mainstream and sustainable investment strategies for public and private equity investors over the past 25 years.

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      14/11/18 | A riddle wrapped up in an enigma— Why can't Indonesia get the power sector right? 131 views

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      Michael Smith

      Michael Smith

      Michael Smith is the Director, Property Management at CBRE Hong Kong.

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      27/02/19 | Hong Kong is catching up with other APAC markets to embrace sustainability 70 views

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        Muhamad Reza, PhD

        Muhamad Reza, PhD

        Muhamad Reza has over 20 years of experience in power engineering. Currently representative partner to Solvina International Sweden for South East Asian region, he is based in Jakarta. Prior to coming back to his native country in Indonesia in 2016, he spent 10 years with ABB Sweden in Västerås, from 2006 to 2016, as research scientist, R&D project leader, Wind Technology Team Leader at ABB Corporate Research from 2006 to 2012 and as System Design Study Group Manager at ABB Power Systems FACTS from 2012 to 2016. Reza lived and studied in the Netherlands from 1998 to 2006 where he obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Power Engineering from Delft University of Technology. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia.

        Latest Post:
        14/11/18 | Can PV systems provide resilient electricity to earthquake prone areas in Indonesia? 723 views

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        Simon Nicholas

        Simon Nicholas

        Simon Nicholas is an energy finance analyst with IEEFA in Australia. Simon holds an honours degree from Imperial College, London and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. He has 16 years’ experience working within the finance sector in both London and Sydney at ABN Amro, Macquarie Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

        Latest Post:
        06/03/19 | Pakistan's energy pathway under the spotlight 76 views

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        Tim Camp

        Tim Camp

        Tim is the Director of Turbine Engineering at LOC Renewables, a part of the premier international marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group. Prior to joining LOC Renewables, Tim spent 19 years at Garrad Hassan and DNV GL, where he led the Turbine Engineering team and was most recently DNV GL’s EMEA Business Development Director for energy advisory services.

        Latest Post:
        09/01/19 | Chinese wind turbine manufacturers are poised to overtake their European counterparts 217 views

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