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Anne K.T. Hung

Partner
Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Biography

Anne Hung leads the Projects Group of Baker McKenzie's Tokyo office. She regularly advises well-known Japanese utilities, banks, mining, construction and trading companies in power, natural resources and other major project matters. Ms. Hung was named Best Practitioner for Energy and Resources at the Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards 2013. Prior to relocating to Japan in 1991, Ms. Hung practiced in the Firm’s Sydney office from 1989.

Practice Focus

Anne Hung leads the Major Projects: Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Group of Baker McKenzie's Tokyo office. She regularly advises well-known Japanese utilities, banks, mining, construction and trading companies in power, natural resources and other major project matters. Ms. Hung's practice focuses on oil and gas, natural resources, infrastructure, and power project development matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for various Japanese utilities on numerous long-term LNG sale and purchase agreements from Sakhalin, Australia, Indonesia, Middle East and North America.
  • Acted for various Japanese utilities on numerous master LNG sale and purchase agreements from companies such as Gazprom, Chevron, Shell, ExxonMobil, BG, Anglo, Qalhat, Mitsui,Mitsubishi, Statoil and Brunei, etc.
  • Acted for the project company on a JBIC financed oil rig project in Egypt.
  • Acted for the project company and sponsors in a JBIC financed nickel project in the Philippines.
  • Acted for Japanese investors in the following coal mine acquisitions in Australia: Maules Creek, Wandoan, Ashton, NCA, Stratford, Foxleigh, Rolleston, Oaky Creek, Ensham, Blair Athol, Clermont, and Gloucester.
  • Acted for a Japanese investor in a rare earth mining project in Argentina.
  • Advised a Japanese company on its proposed acquisition of an interest in a 110 MW solar power project in the United States and a 50 MW solar power project in Spain.
  • Advised a Japanese company on its acquisition of an interest in a 100 MW IPP thermal power project in the Philippines.
  • Acted for a Japanese company in various JCAA arbitrations in Japan in relation to its investment in Mongolia.
  • Acted for a Japanese consortium in a mineral joint venture in Western Australia. Work included advising on law, formulating strategies and briefing counsel.

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Professional Honors

  • Best Practitioner, Energy and Resources, Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards 2013
  • Leading lawyer for Projects & Energy, Chambers Asia Pacific 2009-2013
  • Leading lawyer for Projects, Asia Pacific Legal 500 2008-2013
  • Leading lawyer for Projects, Euro Money Legal Group Guide - Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers
  • Leading lawyer for Projects, IFLR1000

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Australia & New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan
  • Law Society of Hong Kong
  • International Bar Association
  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • Law Society of New South Wales

Admissions

  • Japan (Attorney at Foreign Law)~Japan (1998)
  • Hong Kong (1995)
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (1993)
  • New South Wales~Australia (1989)

Education

  • University of New South Wales (Bachelor of Commerce) (1988)
  • University of New South Wales (LL.B.) (1988)

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin

Previous Offices

  • Sydney