Giles Ashman

Special Counsel

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Singapore

P: +65.9127.9963
Giles Ashman

Giles is a special counsel based in Singapore and advises on the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects. He has been based in Asia for over 15 years, including secondments to Korea Eximbank in Seoul and Asian Development Bank in Manila. He advises on transactions in the oil and gas, LNG, power/renewables, petrochemicals and infrastructure/PPP sectors. He represents clients including sponsors, financiers, contractors, investors, government bodies and multilaterals.

Giles has worked on projects in many jurisdictions in South and South East Asia, including Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. He has also worked on transactions in Europe, Africa, the Middle-East, Central Asia and Australia.

Related Experience

LNG, Oil & Gas and Process Infrastructure Development

  • LNG Japan on its proposed acquisition of an interest in the Scarborough gas project offshore Western Australia.
  • A bidder in relation to the development of tanks 5 and 6 for the Singapore LNG project.*
  • Altera Infrastructure in relation to FPSO arrangements for the Dorado oil and gas field offshore Western Australia.*
  • LNG Japan on the Tangguh LNG project in Indonesia.*
  • The Sponsors in relation to the development of an LNG regasification project in Pakistan.*
  • First Gen Corporation in relation to the development of the Batangas LNG regasification project in the Philippines.*
  • Hengyi Industries on all aspects of the development of its $13BN petrochemicals project in Brunei.*
  • Brunei Methanol Company on the development, financing and ongoing operation of its methanol project in Brunei.*
  • The ECA Coordinators (JBIC, KEXIM and NEXI) on the financing of the Donggi-Senoro LNG liquefaction project in Indonesia.*
  • PT Perusahaan Gas Negara on the development of the Lampung floating LNG storage and regasification facility in Indonesia.*

Power & Renewables

  • JBIC, NEXI, and commercial lenders on the financing of the 1600 MW Syrdarya 2 CCGT IPP in Uzbekistan being developed by EDF, Nebras and Sojitz.*
  • Vena Energy in relation to the development of 5 wind farm power projects in the Philippines.*
  • Asian Development Bank on the financing of an 80 MW solar power project in India.*
  • CDC Group Plc, Habib Bank Limited and Faysal Bank Limited on the financing of the 50 MW Indus Wind project, the 50 MW Liberty 1 Wind project and the 50 MW Liberty 2 Wind project in Pakistan.*
  • The Lenders on the financing of the 1320 MW Chittagong IPP project in Bangladesh.*
  • The Sponsors in relation to the development of an LNG to power project in Sri Lanka.*
  • The Sponsors on the structuring and development of the Thi Vai LNG regasification terminal and Nhon Trach 3 & 4 gas-fired IPP projects in Vietnam.*
  • Macquarie Capital on the acquisition of what is now “Blue Leaf Energy” (then Conergy Asia & ME), a renewable energy company with a number of solar power projects in the Asia Pacific region.*
  • The Lenders on the financing of the Kalbar 1 IPP project in Indonesia.*

Infrastructure & PPP Projects

  • The Governments of Malaysia and Singapore on the structuring and procurement of the Kuala Lumpur to Singapore High Speed Rail Project.*
  • The Lenders on the original financing and subsequent refinancing of the Singapore Sports Hub PPP project.*
  • The Lenders to Tuaspring Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Hyflux Ltd, on the financing of the Tuas Desalination Project in Singapore.*

*Prior to joining Baker Botts

Awards & Community

Recognised as a "Rising Star" in the category of Energy by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2024

"Giles is professional, accommodating (in meeting requests for advice on short notice) and well-versed in advising on project documents. It is great to be able to learn from him how we can address (legal) issues with tact and yet be able to safeguard our company's interests." The Legal 500, 2022

Recognised as a "Key Lawyer" in the category of Leading Firms in Brunei by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2023

Recognised as a "Rising Star" in the category of Energy by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Recognised as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in the category of Energy by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2019

Recognised as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in the category of Projects by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2017, 2018

Recognised as a "Recommended Lawyer" in the category of Projects & Energy by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2016

Recognised as a "Key Individual" in the category of Projects & Infrastructure by Chambers Asia, 2014

Recognised as a "Key Individual" in the category of Projects & Energy by Chambers Asia, 2013

Ranked by International Financial Law Review 1000, 2011

Giles is commended for his "quality of advice, industry expertise and the speed in which he provides requested deliverables." The Legal 500, 2019

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