3 minute read | July.28.2023
Orrick Energy & Infrastructure Sector Leader Blake H. Winburne explained the strategy behind the move: “One of the top concerns for executives at almost every major company today is managing risks associated with the environmental impacts of their supply chains and operations. Giji has been advising clients on achieving their sustainability goals using innovative, first-of-kind contractual structures since the first corporate PPAs hit the US market more than a decade ago. With the increasing importance of Singapore as a transactional hub for the Asia Pacific region, we are thrilled to have Giji bring the breadth of his experience to the market, joining Orrick’s exceptional and growing team of energy and infrastructure lawyers in Singapore.”
Giji added, “The Asia-Pacific region continues to set and pursue ambitious energy transition goals. Not only is APAC incorporating ‘conventional’ renewable energy technologies such as onshore and offshore wind, onshore solar and battery storage, but it is increasingly being eyed as a destination for green hydrogen and green ammonia. I can’t imagine a better time to be in the region, working with our Singapore- and Tokyo-based teams to assist our global clients.”
Giji has previous experience working in the region while on secondment to the International Finance Corporation (part of the The World Bank Group), leading energy and infrastructure deals in India, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. He is recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers USA as a leading lawyer for Renewables & Alternative Energy, by Lawdragon 500 for ESG and Energy in its 2023 Leading Energy Lawyers list and was named to A Word About Wind’s Top 100 Legal Power List for 2022. He was a founding member of Orrick’s Houston office in 2016.
The firm’s U.S. practice is recognized by Chambers Global as Band 1 in four nationwide categories: Energy Transition, Renewables, Power and PPP. Orrick has also been recognized as Project Finance Practice Group of the Year (Law360) eight times, including in 2022.