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Elaine Chao is the Partner-in-Charge of the Singapore office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Her areas of practice include renewable energy and infrastructure projects, oil and gas, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and a broad range of general corporate/commercial transactions.
Ms. Chao has significant experience advising developers, investors and government agencies on the development, financing, construction and operation of infrastructure and energy-related projects, with a particular focus on green and renewable energy projects. She has advised on the acquisition and development of a number of biomass, fuel cell technology, solar and wind power projects in Asia, Africa and the United States.
Her experience extends to drafting and negotiating project development agreements, FEED contracts, EPC contracts, direct agreements, procurement and equipment supply agreements, power purchase agreements, consultancy agreements, turbine supply agreements, BOP agreements, asset management agreements and O&M agreements.
Ms. Chao’s other representative transactions include advising on a clean fuels refinery expansion project in Singapore, a Jet Merox refinery expansion project in Thailand, a methanol export facilities project in Brunei, various upstream oil and gas acquisitions and divestments in the Middle East and North Africa, an integrated steel mill project in Ethiopia and two pipeline projects in Djibouti.
In addition, Ms. Chao’s practice includes advising on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, Singapore-related corporate, regulatory and compliance matters, and commercial transactions in the FMCG sector.
Ms. Chao is recommended as a key lawyer in Corporate and M&A, and Energy for Singapore in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022.
King's College London - University of London - 2000 Master of Laws (LL.M.)
King's College London - University of London - 1995 Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
England & Wales - Solicitor
Singapore – Advocate and Solicitor