Louis Chiam


Louis ChiamKing & Wood MallesonsLinkedin.Logo
Level 50 Bourke Place
600 Bourke Street
VIC 3000 Australia

Tel: +61 3 9643 4086
Fax: +61 3 9643 5999

Email: louis.chiam@au.kwm.com
Web: www.mallesons.com

Louis Chiam is a Partner in the Melbourne office of King & Wood Mallesons, where he specialises in infrastructure, energy and resources, climate change and major projects.

Louis has experience in energy and infrastructure projects, energy markets and restructuring, acquisitions and divestments, electricity and gas supply contracts, carbon finance, carbon advisory and utility regulation.

Louis acts for a range of Australian and international corporations and government entities. Louis has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Melbourne Climate Change “Lawyer of the Year” and is ranked as one of Australia’s leading energy lawyers, including by Chambers Global Guide 2009 as a “Band 1 – energy and resources” lawyer and by PLC Which Lawyer? 2009 as “Highly recommended” in Energy.

The world’s leading energy & resource companies and financial institutions come to us for our full-service capability, technical expertise, regional coverage and deep sector understanding. Through our dedicated Energy, Resources & Projects team, we help manage complex regulatory requirements, fund growth, negotiate deals and navigate Australia’s foreign investment regime.

At the forefront of these market developments, our dedicated Energy, Resources & Projects team brings together leading corporate, finance and specialist lawyers throughout our international network. We are focused on sharing insight into the business conditions and legal developments affecting our clients. It is this insight that differentiates Mallesons from other top-tier firms and enables us to provide innovative commercial solutions.

Mallesons continues to be at the forefront of the evolution of Australia’s energy markets as they are shaped by privatisation, convergence, carbon challenges, regulatory reform and tightening supply/demand balance. We have a long history in the energy sector, having been involved in industry transforming transactions and every major round of regulatory reform, including the introduction and development of wholesale electricity and gas markets.

Strategically positioned in the world’s growth markets, financial capitals and the home of information technology – we’re on the ground where our clients need us most. We offer them unrestricted legal capability and capacity across the region’s most dynamic economies, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe, the US and the Middle East.

Clients benefit from our extensive network of legal advisors with the right expertise, sector insights and relationships to help them realise the opportunities and navigate the region’s complex web of regulators.

This game-changing combination is powered by more than 550 partners and 2700 lawyers and is the only firm that can practice Australian, PRC, Hong Kong and UK law which enables us to provide strategic advice on the ground in these must win markets.

Across 30 international locations weare delivering industry expertise across the full spectrum of commercial, financial and specialist legal services.
We’re opening doors and unlocking opportunities for business. We ask the right questions, listen hard and focus not just on what clients want, but how they want it. We use this to help our clients recognise where they are, where they want to be, and where they could be.

We are also committed to delivering real value for our people – empowering them to grow and to achieve great things in a flexible, dynamic and supportive environment.
We’re already achieving great things together and this is just the beginning.

Louis Chiam is an eminent Melbourne-based practitioner with extensive experience in acting for Australian state governments and major players in the Chinese energy sector.
Chambers Asia & Pacific, 2013