Adam Moncrieff
Name: Adam Moncrieff
Firm Name: Allen & Overy
Jurisdiction: Japan
Leader in: Project Finance Law

Professional Biography:

Adam specialises in banking, project and structured finance and restructurings. He has considerable experience in acting for lenders and borrowers in general banking, structured and acquisition finance transactions. He also has broad experience in project financing transactions and has advised project sponsors, lenders and export credit agencies on power, infrastructure, telecommunications, energy and water projects in the Middle East, Russia, South America and in numerous countries throughout Asia. He is also experienced in acting for debtors and creditors for debt restructurings. Adam relocated to head Allen & Overy’s practice in Vietnam after having spent 15 years with the firm in Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 notes that Adam is “highly reputed for project finance work” and, according to Chambers Global 2010, Adam Moncrieff is praised by sources for his “excellent negotiation skills and profound understanding of a range of projects issues.” “He has experience of an array of sectors, including power, petrochemicals and transport infrastructure.”


Allen & Overy:

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Over the past year we have worked with some of the world’s most sophisticated businesses on market-leading transactions that have changed their industries. This includes, advising on the largest oil refinery project in Vietnam (Nghi Son) and the joint venture between H.C. Starck and Vietnam’s largest private sector company, Masan Group; the ground-breaking creation of Abu Dhabi’s first Financial Free Zone, the Abu Dhabi Global Market; and representing Novartis in its successful patent battle with MedImmune over Novartis’s blockbuster drug Lucentis – to name just a few achievements.

We are able to build on the foundations of our long heritage to attract the most talented people and develop the high-performance culture necessary to innovate and change the face of business.

Our commitment to help our clients deliver their global strategies has seen us build a truly global network now spanning 46 offices in 32 countries. We have also developed strong ties with relationship law firms in more than 100 countries where we do not have a presence.

This network has allowed us to become one of the largest and most connected law firms in our peer group with a global reach and local depth that is simply unrivalled.

So when we talk about global coverage, we’re not just talking about having offices in some important cities around the world. We mean being able to combine our international resources and sector expertise to work on cross-border transactions directly in the markets and regions important to our clients.