Lynette Lim

Of Counsel

Singapore

Lynette is a dual-qualified project development and corporate lawyer focusing on energy and infrastructure projects and transactions in the Asia-Pacific region.

Lynette represents sponsors, investors, project companies, developers, financiers and other stakeholders across the many stages in the life cycle of a project. Lynette has experience advising on a wide range of projects in jurisdictions, including Singapore, Indonesia, India, Taiwan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and Mauritius. Projects that Lynette has worked on include incineration and waste-to-energy plants, sewage treatment plants, desalination plants, domestic and cross-border railways, data centers, and solar power facilities. Lynette also regularly advises clients on general corporate and commercial legal matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, Lynette practised for about 7.5 years at a top local law firm in Singapore, during which time she was seconded for 6 months to a Magic Circle law firm in Hong Kong, where she worked on a range of private equity matters. Thereafter, Lynette practised for over 3 years in a US-headquartered international law firm in Singapore, where she was extensively involved in, amongst other things, the completion of the project financing of a public-private partnership desalination plant project and various private equity and M&A transactions in the energy, projects and infrastructure space.

    • Advised the consortium of sponsors consisting of The Power and Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu (Marafiq), AlAmwal AlKhaleejiah AlThaniya, and Veolia Middle East, in connection with the project close and financial close of the Jeddah Airport 2 Independent Sewage Treatment Plant Project located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including advising on the engineering, procurement and construction contracts and operation and maintenance contracts for the project.
    • Advised the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Indonesia) on the successful financial closing of a US$550 million Government Multifunction Satellite Public Private Partnership Project.
    • Advised the Government of Mauritius in conjunction with Aurecon Singapore, SMRT and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise on the licensing and regulatory aspects of the development and operation of the Metro Express project, the first light rail network in Mauritius.
    • Advised a local governmental regulatory authority on the structuring and implementation (including the procurement of private sector operators) of a new domestic rapid transit system as well as two cross-border railway systems.
    • Advised an infrastructure management company on the design, development and construction of a data centre in Singapore.
    • Advised Merck Sharp & Dohme on its sale of part of its manufacturing facility in Tuas, Singapore to AbbVie Inc.
    • Advised Sunseap Group on its transaction with Apple to power all of Apple’s Singapore operations with renewable energy from Sunseap Group’s portfolio of solar energy systems built more than 800 buildings in Singapore.
    • Advised CityGas Pte Ltd on the drafting, negotiation and finalisation of its gas agreements, including its gas sales agreements and gas transportation agreements with various counterparties.
    • Advised Temasek on the establishment of Pavilion Energy Pte. Ltd., Temasek’s first step into the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry to diversify its exposure and increase its energy assets.
    • Advised an operator of a 3G mobile telecommunication network in Negara Brunei Darussalam on its network stabilisation agreement with a major telecommunication network and equipment manufacturer and solution provider.
    • Represented Macquarie Asset Management, via Macquarie Green Investment Group Renewable Energy Fund 2, in its acquisition of 50% of the shares in Island Green Power Limited, a UK-based renewable energy developer focused primarily on the development of utility-scale solar plants.
    • Represented ATN International, Inc. on the sale of a majority stake in its renewable energy subsidiary Vibrant Energy Holdings Pte. Ltd. to Macquarie-owned renewable energy development platform Blue Leaf Energy Asia Pte. Ltd.
    • Represented UPL Limited in a US$500 million sustainability-linked loan with a US$250 million greenshoe option, arranged by MUFG Bank, Ltd. and Cooperatieve Rabobank U.A.
    • Represented Macquarie Asset Management in the execution of a put option agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Group, for approximately €2.4 billion.
    • Advised Twilio Inc. in its acquisition of ValueFirst Digital Media Private Limited, a leading Indian provider of digital communication solutions through telephone voice and data communications offering services in India and South-East Asia.
    • Advised PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of Allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
    • Advised the Queensland Investment Corporation (“QIC”) on its A$200 million combined debt and equity investment and participation in the A$3.5 billion recapitalization and acquisition out of administration of Australia’s second-largest airline, Virgin Australia, by Bain Capital.
    • Represented Cardinal Health in connection with the divestiture of its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman for approximately US$1 billion.

    Lynette's experience includes that prior to joining Orrick.