Rob Palmer is managing partner of Ashurst's Singapore office and a partner in our dispute resolution practice.
Rob has a particular focus on dispute resolution in the construction, infrastructure and energy sectors. Having been based in Southeast Asia since 2003, he is one of the few international practitioners in Singapore with truly long-standing experience in the region. Rob is singled out in legal directories for the quality of his advocacy and the high level of client care he provides, with recent client feedback (in Global Arbitration Review 2019) describing him as "the best international arbitration lawyer in Asia".
Rob is qualified in England & Wales, Australia (New South Wales) and New Zealand. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIARb), the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), a member of the Training Faculty of the CIARb, and also sits as arbitrator.
Kerry Anne Shanks is an energy professional with over 15 years of experience gained at Poten, Wood Mackenzie and Shell. A recognized expert on the dynamics of gas and LNG markets.
A trained economist, Chris Rumley has 15 years of experience in commodity forecasting, economic analysis and the LNG market. He is a Japanese speaker, and his primary focus is commercial, market and project development advisory to LNG and natural gas businesses in the Asia Pacific.
Daniel Reinbott is a partner in our projects practice. Daniel is an energy projects specialist who has been based in Singapore since 2006. He advises the full spectrum of clients from international energy companies, to project developers, host governments, traders, off-takers and lenders in relation to major LNG / natural gas and energy project developments, and acquisitions and disposals.
Daniel is at the forefront of advising on the development of LNG regasification projects (including FSRUs) and Gas to Power projects across the Asia-Pacific region, advising on projects in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Pakistan, India, Korea and Chile.
He has advised in respect of many of the existing and proposed liquefaction projects in the Asia-Pacific region, including Donggi-Senoro, Tangguh, Jangkrik, IDD, Bontang, Ichthys, NWS and GLNG.
Daniel is regarded as an expert on long term LNG sale and purchase agreements, having advised on more than 50 long term LNG SPAs over the past 15 years, covering project and portfolio-based supply into markets across Asia and into Europe. He has played a key role in helping numerous companies across Asia secure new sources of LNG/natural gas and also regularly advises on LNG trading and marketing matters.
In the upstream oil & gas space, Daniel has advised in relation to PSC and other concession arrangements, E&P joint ventures, major gas project developments, natural gas sales and transportation arrangements, and acquisitions and disposals across the Asia Pacific region, as well as in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. In recent years, he has led the Ashurst teams on some of the most high-profile upstream acquisitions and disposals in the region.
He regularly advises on long term piped natural gas sale and purchase agreements, including cross border sales and as feedstock for LNG, petrochemicals and power projects.
Daniel also advises on the development and financing of large-scale petrochemical projects and refineries, covering all aspects of these major projects from implementation/concession agreements, joint venture documentation, design, construction and development agreements, feedstock supply and offtake, project structuring and bankability.