Orrick Adds Renewables Authority Karthik Kumar in Singapore

September.28.2022

  • Karthik Kumar, a project development, acquisition and finance advisor with deep experience in renewable energy, joins Orrick.
  • Highly regarded in the market for his transactional and regulatory advice, Karthik is rated Band 1 by Chambers Asia Pacific 2022.
  • Karthik joins Orrick partner Jon Thursby, who helped the firm launch in Singapore in 2021, and will work closely with Orrick’s globally top 5 ranked E&I team based in Japan, Europe and the United States.
  • He is Orrick’s seventh Energy & Infrastructure partner hire this year.

“We are delighted to add a talent of Karthik’s quality and market experience as we continue to build our Singapore team,” noted Evan Stergoulis, London-based co-head of Orrick’s global renewable energy practice, which ranked among the top 5 legal advisors in global renewables in Inframation’s and Inspiratia’s H1 2022 league tables. “Singapore has emerged as a gateway as SE Asian governments and international investors respond to the climate and infrastructure modernization imperative. Karthik’s addition will help us meet the increasing demand from our shared clients and the market generally for support in the region.”

Karthik has two decades of experience acting for developers, sponsors, borrowers and financial institutions on high-profile renewable energy and infrastructure projects in the Asia-Pacific region. He brings a strong focus on the renewable energy sector, with extensive experience in solar, onshore and offshore wind, biomass and waste-to-energy projects and experience on projects in India, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand and China, among other countries. He joins Orrick from Jones Day.

“I’m thrilled to join the exceptional Orrick E&I team to build a market leading practice in the region. It’s an incredibly exciting time in the E&I sector, and the Orrick team brings something truly special to it -- from their leading role in the global renewable energy market, their leadership in Japan, to their top tier U.S. and European practice,” said Karthik. 

Orrick is Chambers ranked for energy and projects work in the United States (where we rank Band 1 nationwide in three categories: Renewables, Power and PPP/Infrastructure) Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Africa. Our team has advised on 40+ offshore wind projects globally. Our recent work in the Asia-Pacific region, includes the US$1.6 billion project financing of the 298 MW Zhong Neng offshore wind farm in Taiwan and the financing of the 113.4 MW Sumita Tono onshore wind project in Japan.