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.
09/01/19 | Taiwan's referendum on nuclear and feed-in tariff reductions – Implications for investors 320 views
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.
18/07/18 | One Belt, One Road – An opportunity for regional cooperation 245 views
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.
06/04/18 | A guide to Singapore's recently announced Carbon Tax 622 views
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.
14/11/18 | Indonesia's approach to Waste-to-Energy 321 views
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.
24/04/18 | Solar policy, programs, and progress in Southeast Asia: Current status and future outlook 774 views
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.
14/11/18 | A riddle wrapped up in an enigma— Why can't Indonesia get the power sector right? 122 views
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.
14/11/18 | Can PV systems provide resilient electricity to earthquake prone areas in Indonesia? 715 views
Dr RV Ahilan is Joint CEO and Group Director, Renewables Advisory & Energy Technology at LOC Group. He holds a BSc (Leeds) and MS (Caltech) in Civil Engineering, a PhD (Cantab) in Engineering Fluid Mechanics and an MBA (Imperial). He is a well-known and highly respected technology and business leader with over three decades of industry experience, more than 15 years of which has been at board level. Prior to LOC, Ahilan was EVP of the Renewables Advisory Division of DNV GL, with strategic and operational responsibility for the world’s largest technical advisory firm in renewable energy.
16/04/18 | Taiwan set to join offshore wind's top table by 2025 524 views
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.
09/01/19 | Chinese wind turbine manufacturers are poised to overtake their European counterparts 144 views