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Monday, 25 September 2017

PFI Asia Best Practice Report 2016

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  • Hot competition in financial advisory

    Asia’s advisory landscape in project finance has always been something of a battleground and never more so than at the present. The traditional competition between investment and commercial banks on the one hand and the advisory departments of the large accounting firms and specialised boutiques is more cut-throat than ever. By Jonathan Rogers.

  • Capacity-building in SE Asia

    Every market needs capacity, both in the public and private sectors. Without the requisite skills base it is very difficult for projects to make it to market and then be effectively executed. By Roddy Adams, managing director, infrastructure finance, Atkins Acuity.

  • New heights for Malaysian infrastructure

    The Jimah East Power IPP was the largest ever IPP, by MW net, awarded by competitive tender in South-East Asia, bringing together two experienced sponsors, supported by an established project sukuk market in Malaysia. By Noraini Binti Taib and Rosemi Muhammad Ghazi of Tenaga Nasional Berhad; Junichi Yamada and Masato Narimatsu of Mitsui & Co Ltd, and Mark Ee and Gerald Si

  • Reputation key for the orchestra

    A legal adviser in a project finance transaction is like a music conductor in an orchestra producing a harmonious ensemble. Ignore a maestro’s role – or have an inexperienced one – and there simply won’t be a symphony. By Hamisah Samad.

  • Best practice in using external advisers

    Governments need to ensure they make best use of their external advisers on new projects. Much has improved over the last 15 years but there is still room for improvement. ByJames Harris and Julien Reidy, partners, Jones Day Singapore.

  • Transforming infra demand into reality

    In our previous piece for the PFI Asia Special Report, we noted how different the world was from just one year earlier. Another 12 months on, global economic growth remains subdued, but the need and impetus for infrastructure development remains strong. By Lee Ark-Boon, CEO, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore.

  • Asia Best Practice Citations

    Eight advisory firms have been awarded Best Practice Citations for advising clients on significant projects or programmes around the Asia-Pacific region. The citations recognise advisory work on challenging, complex and ultimately successful projects or programmes.

  • SE Asia – Gearing up for WtE

    The rapid growth in the global population, coupled with a staggering rise in urbanisation, especially in the developing world, has placed significant pressure on infrastructure planning in major cities. By Sharad Somani, partner, Global Infrastructure Advisory and head of power and utilities, Asia-Pacific and Nadia Leibbrandt, associate director, Deal Advisory, infrastructure and projects, KPMG.

  • An iconic refinancing

    The Sports Hub project reaffirms strong financing market appetite for well structured Singapore infrastructure assets. By Romain Voisin, executive director, and Anita Bharathidasan, director, of the energy and infrastructure group of Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank.

  • Breaking ground in Central Java

    The Central Java coal-fired power plant is an independent project that, when completed, will have a generating capacity of 2,000MW (2x1,000MW). By Hideo Ushijima, group head of project finance group 1 and Valery Tubbaxh, head of power & infrastructure advisory, Investment Banking Asia at SMBC and Bill McCormack, partner and global head of the project development & finance group andBen Shorten, partner, Shearman & St

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