Andrew Roche

Partner

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Singapore

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Andrew Roche

Andrew Roche is a projects lawyer who clients rely on when outside-the box solutions are required. His practice focuses on the project financing, development, and acquisition of energy, natural resources, and infrastructure projects.

Andrew's relentless efforts on developing solutions for clients to "get the deal done" and his commitment to understanding and anticipating his client's business needs has enabled him to lead some of APAC's largest and most complex energy, natural resources and infrastructure projects. He is trusted by a wide range of clients including sponsors, project companies, export credit agencies, multilaterals, development banks, commercial banks, other financial institutions, and government entities.

Andrew's practice is focused in the Asia-Pacific region and covers the full range of projects in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors, from power & renewables, energy transition, LNG and natural gas, mining, digital infrastructure, ports, to other infrastructure. He has been based in Asia since 2005 and has been recognized by legal directories including Chambers and The Legal 500 as a ranked projects lawyer (2018-2023).

Related Experience

Power

  • Solar Power Project, Bangladesh – Financiers: Currently advising the financiers on all aspects of the limited recourse project financing of a 100 MW AC solar power project in Bangladesh
  • Geothermal Power Project, Indonesia – Acquirers: On the acquisition of an interest in a geothermal power plant in Indonesia
  • Solar Power Project, India – Financiers: On the project financing of an 80 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Gujarat, India
  • Jawa 3 Power Project, Indonesia – Financiers: On the due diligence aspects of the project financing of an 800-MW gas-fired power project in Indonesia
  • Cirebon 2 Expansion Project, Indonesia – Lead Sponsor and Project Company: On the US$1.74 billion project financing of the 1000-MW Cirebon 2 Power Plant Expansion Project in West Java, Indonesia
  • Sarulla Geothermal Power Project, Indonesia – Financiers: On the US$1.17 billion project financing of the 330-MW Sarulla Geothermal Power Project in North Sumatra, Indonesia

Oil & Gas (including LNG) and Petrochemicals

  • Balikpapan Refinery Project, Indonesia – A commercial bank: On due diligence aspects of the project financing of the Balikpapan refinery project in Indonesia
  • Ichthys LNG Project, Australia – Sponsors: On various aspects of the development and financing of the Ichthys LNG Project in Australia

Mining & Metals

  • Roy Hill 1 Iron Ore Project, Australia – Lead Sponsor and Project Company: On the US$7.2 billion project financing of the Roy Hill 1 Iron Ore Project in Pilbara, Western Australia. This is one of the largest integrated mining projects in the world, consisting of the development of a very large, high-grade iron ore deposit and the construction of the supporting port and rail infrastructure.

Infrastructure

  • Port Rehabilitation and Expansion – Financiers: On the limited recourse project financing of the rehabilitation and expansion of a container terminal port in India
  • Hyperscale Data Centre, Indonesia – Arrangers and financiers: On the financing of a hyperscaler data centre developed in Indonesia - the first large-scale data centre limited recourse project financing in Indonesia

Awards & Community

“Andrew Roche is a highly regarded lawyer in Singapore with a specialism in energy and infrastructure project development. He has notable expertise in data centre infrastructure and renewable power mandates.”

"We always find him to be very practical with clear advice."

Chambers Asia-Pacific, Singapore, Projects & Infrastructure 2023

"He is technically astute but also very commercial and solutions-focused. Andrew advocates our positions firmly but fairly."

Chambers Asia-Pacific, Indonesia, Projects & Energy 2023


Ranked Individual (Band 2) - Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2024 - Singapore, Projects & Infrastructure

Ranked Individual (Band 3) - Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2024 - Indonesia (FEBA-Singapore), Projects & Energy

Ranked Individual (Band 2) - Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2022 - Singapore, Projects & Energy

Ranked Individual (Band 3) - Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2022 – Indonesia, Projects & Energy

Recognised as a "Leading Individual" in Projects by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2024

Recognised as a "Leading Individual" in Projects by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2022

Recognized in "Best Lawyers of the Year" for Best Lawyers: Singapore: Project Finance and Development Practice, 2022

Asia-Pacific Financing Award, IJGlobal Asia-Pacific Awards, Australia, 2014 in relation to US$7.2 billion project financing of the Roy Hill 1 Iron Ore Project in Pilbara, Western Australia. This is one of the largest integrated mining projects in the world, consisting of the development of a very large, high-grade iron ore deposit and the construction of the supporting port and rail infrastructure.

Energy and Natural Resources Deal of the Year, Asian Legal Business, Indonesia, 2014 in relation to US$1.17 billion project financing of the 330-MW Sarulla Geothermal Power Project in North Sumatra, Indonesia.

Asia-Pacific Power Deal of the Year, PFI Awards, Singapore, 2009 in relation to ¥67 billion financing of the S$3.65 billion acquisition by a Japanese-led consortium of Senoko Power, Singapore’s largest power generating company.

Asia-Pacific Power Deal of the Year, IJGlobal Awards, Philippines, 2007 in relation to the acquisition financing of the US$3.45 billion acquisition by Marubeni and TEPCO of the power generating assets of Mirant Corporation in the Philippines.


"Andrew Roche is known for his capabilities in project finance, acting for financiers on conventional and renewable power projects in Indonesia. An interviewee notes: "He sees lenders' issues and articulates very well during negotiations. He is top-notch in terms of execution."

Chambers Asia-Pacific, Indonesia, Projects & Energy 2021

"Andrew Roche is a highly regarded lawyer with a specialism in energy and infrastructure project development. He has notable expertise in petrochemical, power and transport infrastructure mandates."

Chambers Asia-Pacific, Singapore, Projects & Infrastructure 2021

"Mr. Roche is “well regarded for assisting with significant matters in the projects and energy space. He has prowess handling project financings and developments, with a focus on the oil and gas, power and mining sectors."

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

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