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David Douglas

David Douglas

Registered Foreign Lawyer (Victoria - Australia)

David is an associate in the Corporate team. 



David is a Registered Foreign Lawyer (Victoria, Australia) in the Energy team based in Hong Kong. He has a broad range of experience advising clients across a number of sectors including energy and infrastructure (with a particular focus on the downstream sector) as well as providing general corporate and regulatory advice in relation to infrastructure assets and cross-border transactions. Prior to relocating to Hong Kong, David was based in the Melbourne office of Herbert Smith Freehills.

David's experience includes advising:

  • PT Pertamina Rosneft Pengolahan dan Petrokimia (Indonesia), a joint venture of Rosneft (a major oil & gas company in Russia) and Pertamina (Indonesian state-owned oil and gas company), on the construction of the USD 16 billion Tuban grass root refinery and petrochemical complex in Tuban, Indonesia
  • RusChemAlliance (Gazprom and RusGazDobycha joint venture) in relation to its new integrated gas processing and LNG liquefaction project development in Ust-Luga, Russia
  • a major Russian oil company on technology licences for a polypropylene plant in Russia and Bulgaria
  • Lenders on the project financing of a methanol production plant in the Far East of Russia, including bankability review of the EPC contract, technology license and proprietary equipment supply contract 
  • The seller on the sale of a portfolio of generation and compressed natural gas refuelling assets in Australia


David has a Bachelor in Arts, Diploma of Languages and Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne, and is admitted to practice in Victoria, Australia.

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