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Andrew Zaw

Andrew Zaw is a principal in the Finance & Projects Practice Group of Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow in Singapore. He has more than 12 years’ experience representing sponsors, lenders and government in energy and infrastructure projects in Asia, Africa and Europe. Andrew is recognised as one of Asia's 40 outstanding lawyers below the age of 40 by Asian Legal Business' 40 under 40, 2019, and one of Singapore’s most influential lawyers aged 40 and under by Singapore Business Review, 2019. He is also recognised as a Next Generation Partner for Banking & Finance: Singapore by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 and 2020 and a rising star in Project Finance by IFLR1000 2019.

As background, green and sustainability-linked bonds and loans have been the pioneer products in this space. Following their evolution over a number of recent years, they are now well-established financing products commonly used to finance the energy transition. However, transition finance is emerging as the requirements for green and sustainability-linked financing products are often not met in the context of high-emitting, hard-to-abate sectors looking to reduce emissions

Baker McKenzie’s newest sustainability briefing focuses on the hot topic of transition finance, which is relevant to lenders and borrowers in commercial and syndicated lending. In the context of publications by industry and standard setting bodies such as the Glasgow Financial Alliance for net zero and experience in the market, the briefing discusses: transition finance, credible transition plans, risks and challenges and market progress.

Given current energy transition needs and a reshaping of policy going forward, financing is a key to achieving investment milestones and project development goals. Join us for this 60 minute discussion where Baker McKenzie energy and financing practitioners will discuss the options, trends and considerations to help bring clarity as project sponsors, lenders and investors move forward with their energy transition strategy.