Energy
LCS has a strong presence in the energy law practice, which has become increasingly crucial due to Taiwan's dependence on imported energy. LCS acted as the lead counsel to the Bureau of Energy, Department of Economic Affairs in its various projects.  Our legal support covers, among others, the energy-policy-related legislature and legal framework of energy issues.  LCS also represents private clients in their set-up, expansion and in-bound and out-bound investments.
 

Services

  • Research and analysis of domestic and international energy and environmental laws and policies
  • Strategy and analysis of energy and administrative cases
  • Energy policy analysis (including public and media relations)
  • Dispute resolution of energy and administrative cases (including administrative appeals and litigation)
  • International trade negotiation (in relation to energy subsidies)
  • Corporate and regulatory issues faced by energy companies in their setup, expansion and internationalization.
  • Domestic and cross-border transactions such as investment and M&A in energy industries.

Regulatory Counsel
 
  • Lead counsel for the Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • Legal and policy advisor for the Department of Investment Services, Ministry of Economic Affairs

Track Record
 
  • Advised on renewable energy projects
  • Offshore wind farm projects, including installation, permitting, operation and M&A
  • Solar roof and farm projects, including JV, construction and regulatory issues
  • Solar ODM/OEM projects in China 
  • Solar plant projects in the Philippines and Thailand
  • ROT proposal to the government in connection with green solutions to sewerage systems
  • Joint venture to build and operate a solar power facility in the Philippines
  • Advised on power-related construction/investment projects
  • JV to construct and operate power plant in Palau
  • JV between an MNE and Chinese SOE to construct and operate an oil refinery and petrochemical complex in China 
  • Asian investor in the structuring of its investment in, and disposition of, voting convertible preferred stock of a US listed oil and gas exploration and development company
  • Asian private investor in connection with a proposed investment in a limited partnership with a working interest and net revenue interest in an oil field located in California 
  • Project company and certain sponsors in connection with the development, construction and financing of a 1200 MW combined cycle gas-fired power plant in Ilijan, the Philippines
  • Oil SOE in connection with a proposed oil pipeline project
  • Oil SOE in connection with the documentation for bidding for offshore drilling rights
  • Advised on financing projects 
  • Syndicated loans for heat and power generating projects
  • Financing arrangement for project company in connection with the financing of an integrated petrochemical facility in China
  • Implementation of a debt purchase and certain amendments to the restructuring documentation for Thai Oil Company Limited
  • Bridge financing to a state owned oil company to finance the acquisition of certain overseas oil & gas properties from a U.S. oil company
  • Export credit and commercial loan financing for the Three Gorges Dam Project in China 
  • Financing arrangement for project company in connection with the 2x900 MW Ling Ao Nuclear Power Plant Project in Guangdong Province, China
  • Financing arrangement for project company in connection with the 2x700 MW Qinshan Phase III Nuclear Power Plant Project in Zhejiang Province, China
  • Financing arrangement for project company in connection with the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant Project