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Lim Siaw Wan

Partner

Practice Area:

Construction & Projects
Energy & Natural Resources

Advocate & Solicitor, Malaysia
Barrister-at-Law, UK
Bachelor of Laws (LLB (Hons)), University of Leeds

T +603 2273 1919
E siawwan.lim@christopherleeong.com

Siaw Wan is a Partner in Christopher & Lee Ong’s Projects & Infrastructure.

She regularly acts for sponsors, employers, contractors, owners and other stakeholders in various sectors including energy, oil and gas, power (conventional coal, gas fired, solar and biomass power plants) and rail (light rail transit, mass rapid transit). In this area she has negotiated and advised on concession, power purchase, construction, engineering, procurement, consultancy, project development partner, handover, operating, maintenance and service agreements.

She has also acted for local and foreign parties in mergers and acquisition transactions of local private companies in various sectors including food and beverage, service, multimedia and manufacturing industries.

Siaw Wan is listed as a Leading Individual in Projects by Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2019-2020, and a Rising Star Practitioner by IFLR 1000, 2019-2021 in Project Development covering the industries of construction and materials, energy, oil & gas and transport.

Experience
Construction & Projects
  • Appointed to act for the Malaysian subsidiary of one of the world's leading integrated oil and gas company in connection to the company's tender to expand capacity and debottleneck work in relation to its storage, blending and packaging of lubricating oil Plant in Port Klang. This includes advising, drafting, and finalising all the primary agreements including the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Maintenance Contract, Project Design Contract, Control System Design Contact, Equipment Supply, Installation and Commissioning Contract, as well as providing the General Equipment Supply Contract template and General Construction Contract template.
  • Advised a Singaporean-based oil & gas company on the licensing regime in Malaysia in relation to the trading and storage of crude oil and hydrocarbon.
  • Advising a sponsor on the development, design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a 10MW biomass power project in Sarawak, Malaysia, negotiating and drafting project documentation including the power purchase agreement, consultancy agreements, biomass feedstock agreement and lease agreement.
  • Advising the project owner of the light rail transit in Malaysia of its construction, development and operation of the light rail transit including negotiating and drafting all project documentation including project development, operating, consultancy and services agreements.
  • Acted for a pharmaceutical company in relation to the financing and construction of a vaccine facility and manufacturing plant including drafting the engineering, procurement and construction contract.
  • Advised a sponsor on the development, design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a 260MW hydroelectric power project in Lao PDR, including negotiating and drafting all project documentation including the concession agreement, the power purchase agreement and land lease agreement.
  • Advised a sponsor on the development, design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a 180MW hydroelectric power project in Lao PDR, including negotiating and drafting all project documentation including the concession agreement, the power purchase agreement, the engineering, procurement and construction contract and land lease agreement.
  • Advised a major independent power producer on the development, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a 1000MW coal fired plant in Malaysia. Assisted in the bidding exercise and upon successful bidding, negotiated and drafted all project documentation including the power purchase agreement, the coal supply and transportation agreement, the turnkey contract, the engineering, procurement and construction contract, the operation and maintenance agreement, the shared facilities agreement and the lease and sub-lease agreements.
  • Advised a sponsor on a bid to extend the 1st generation PPA in respect of a 1303MW combined cycle gas turbine in Malaysia and upon successful bidding, negotiated and drafted all project documentation including the power purchase agreement and the gas supply and transportation agreement.
  • Advised a major gas distribution company in Malaysia in relation to its gas supply agreements and gas transportation agreements including drafting gas supply agreements for approximately 700 customers and gas transportation agreements with gas pipeline owners.
  • Advised the largest IPP in Sarawak in relation to the contract administration and dispute arising out of its power purchase agreement in respect of a 2400MW hydroelectric project in Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Advised an independent power producer in relation to the contract administration in relation to a 1000MW coal fired plant in Malaysia, including contractual disputes arising from the engineering, procurement and construction contract.
  • Represented a major independent power producer in arbitration proceedings in respect of disputes arising from a power purchase agreement entered into with a national power authority in respect of a 350 MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant in Malaysia.
  • Represented a major independent power producer in arbitration proceedings in respect of disputes arising from a power purchase agreement entered into with a national power authority in respect of a 1303 MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant in Malaysia.
General Corporate
  • Advised a United Kingdom company in establishing and setting up a business in Malaysia as an electrical service provider, including electricity regulations and licensing requirements.
  • Advising and preparing project documentation for a Dubai major oil company in relation to the acquisition of rights to develop a semi-constructed storage terminal for crude oil and refined products in Malaysia, including the sale and purchase agreement, the escrow agreement and the shareholders’ agreement.
  • Acted for Envictus International Holdings Ltd in its acquisition of 100% stake in Lyndarahim Ventures Sdn Bhd, the holding company of San Francisco Coffee.
  • Acted for an American company as Malaysian counsel in the acquisition of 100% stake in a television and video network company.
  • Acting for an American company in the acquisition of 100% stake in a conveyor belts manufacturing company.
General Disputes
  • Representing an American major oil company in an arbitration conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules in relation to a foreign exchange dispute arising out of a shareholders’ agreement entered into with a Malaysian oil company.
  • Represented and advising various international shipping companies in executing warrant of arrests including arrests in Kelantan, Johor, Selangor and Malacca.
  • Acted for a client against a High Court suit in a claim of over RM5million in relation to breach of fiduciary duty.