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Calvin Ho

Calvin Ho

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Calvin is a corporate and commercial lawyer specialising in the energy, natural resources and transportation sectors.

Contact details when in Hong Kong (+852 2845 6639 )

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Experience

Calvin advises Asian and international clients in the energy, transport and natural resources sectors on their complex cross-border acquisitions, disposals, project development and financing projects.

He regularly advises clients on complex multi-billion dollar transactions and major projects worldwide.

Calvin has particular expertise in the oil and gas, LNG, refining and power sectors and has experience throughout the supply chain from upstream acquisition, field development, production, transportation, storage, refining and distribution.  

He supports clients on M&A transactions, upstream acquisitions, project development, project financing, EPC, procurement and construction contracts, offtake and trading contracts, commercial and shipping agreements, joint ventures and general corporate and commercial matters.

Calvin has a general commercial background with a deep understanding of the industries with which he works.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked as a ship charterer and trader for a major Singapore-based shipping and trading conglomerate.   Calvin also worked as an in-house lawyer at a major shipping conglomerate in Singapore.

With his broad commercial background and in-depth legal experience, Calvin is regularly praised for understanding the key commercial, as well as legal, drivers of even the most complex transactions.

Calvin's experience includes advising: 

  • CNPC International on its 2017 investment in the US$4.8 billion South Pars Phase 11 gas field in Iran, the largest gas field in the world (shared by Iran and Qatar) - the first major oil and gas investment by foreign oil companies in Iran under the new Iran Petroleum Contract (IPC) regime following lifting of international sanctions under the JCPOA.

  • Silk Road Fund on its US$1.3 billion acquisition in PJSC Sibur Holding, Russia's largest gas processing and petrochemical conglomerate, China's largest investment in Russia in 2016

  • CNPC International on its acquisition of upstream interests in the Rovuma Basin in Mozambique from Eni S.p.A for US$4.2 billion, and on its subsequent participation in the estimated US$20 billion development of Area 4 of the Rovuma Basin.

  • KOGAS on its acquisition of a 10% participating interest in the Prelude FLNG project from Shell including advising on the acquisition documentation and transaction completion valued at over US$1 billion.

  • Poly-GCL on all aspects of the development of its US$4 billion Ethiopia Djibouti gas to LNG mega project, including the acquisition of LNG vessels for conversion into floating LNG liquefaction vessels, LNG shipping and logistics and onwards LNG logistics and LNG sale.

 

 

 

 

Background

Calvin has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

He is qualified as a solicitor in New South Wales (Australia) (since 2005) and as a solicitor in Hong Kong (since 2011). 

Calvin speaks native English and is fluent in Vietnamese and Mandarin.