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David Ong

David Ong

Senior Associate

David advises on major infrastructure and energy projects across Australia and Asia. 

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Experience

David has experience advising on a range of infrastructure and energy projects in Australia and Asia, including hydro, solar, gas, coal and waste to energy projects. On these transactions, David advises on all aspects of the commercial arrangements, including the power purchase agreements, fuel supply agreements, construction and procurement contracts, operation and maintenance arrangements.

David’s combines his in-depth knowledge of key commercial drivers for infrastructure and energy projects with his appreciation of technical requirements to help sponsors deliver their projects and fulfil their objectives. He advises clients from initial project structuring and procurement strategies to drafting and negotiating project documents.   

David started his career as a banking and finance lawyer and often work with our project finance team to conduct bankability reviews and risk allocation analysis of key project documents to ensure bankability of projects in the Australian and Asian context. 

David’s experience includes advising:

  • sponsors on the development of Wind Farms and Solar Farms including drafting and negotiating the construction contracts, operation and maintenance contracts and associated supply contracts and services contracts
  • generators on grid connection arrangements for connection to the National Electricity Market including the project construction and coordination deed, use of system agreement, network services agreement and connection services agreement
  • utilities and power producers in respect of their power purchase agreements and sale and purchase of renewable energy certificates

 

Background

David graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Commerce. David holds a Master in Finance from the Warwick Business School and is also qualified as a Chartered Accountant. 

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