Tom Luckock

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Tom Luckock

Tom Luckock

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Biography

Tom Luckock is a projects lawyer based in Beijing. He focuses on projects in the energy, infrastructure and agribusiness sectors.

Tom worked for Norton Rose Australia before moving to Beijing. He has been based in Beijing for more than seventeen years. He studied Chinese and undergraduate law for two years at Renmin University and reads and speaks Chinese. Tom is a recommended practitioner in the 2009 to 2019 editions of Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Chambers and Partners. Tom is also Deputy Chair of the China-Australia Chamber of Commerce.


Professional experience

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  • Solicitor, qualified in Australia

Energy

  • Acting for a Chinese generation company on the acquisition of two hydro projects in Nepal
  • Acting for a Chinese generation company on the acquisition of and joint venture with a Malaysian company for a solar project in Malaysia
  • Acting for SDIC on a joint venture for the tender and development of a coal fired power station in Bangladesh
  • Acting for GCL on their acquisition of an interest in a 33MW solar project in Guinea
  • Acting for SDIC on the acquisition of an 300MW offshore wind project, Nordsee One, Nordsee Two and Nordsee Three in Germany
  • Acting for Third Step on the financing of a portfolio of solar assets in the PRC
  • Acting for CWE on the acquisition of a 478MW hydro project in Latin America. This is the first privatisation in that country
  • Acting for Huadian Fuxin on the proposed acquisition of a large portfolio of wind assets in Europe
  • Acting for Huaneng and Shandong Ruyi on the USD3B 2x660MW Sahiwal coal fired power project in Pakistan. This is the largest power project in Pakistan at present
  • Acting for Datang on the 2x350MW coal fired project at Qasim Port Pakistan
  • Acting for SEPCOIII on the 4x150MW Tevshiin Gobi project in Mongolia
  • Acting for China Development Bank on the financing of a 1GW project in Indonesia
  • Acting for Shandong Ruyi on the development of a 2x135MW captive power plant to supply power to a textile production zone
  • Acting for Ping An Bank on a working capital facility to Recurrent, a US solar project developer
  • Acting for Shanghai Electric on the acquisition of a controlling stake in six biomass projects in Cuba
  • Acting for China Development Bank on the financing of more than 1.5GW of renewables projects, including:
  • the 900MW ZTE solar project, the largest solar project in the world
  • the non-recourse, merchant risk financing of a 33.5MW wind farm in Chile using Gold Wind turbines. This was a fully non-recourse project which was financed without a power purchase agreement, where brown power and green certificates were sold directly into the Chilean spot market
  • the financing of a 33.5MW wind project in Brazil which used Sinovel turbines
  • the financing of a 50MW wind project in Uruguay which uses Gold Wind turbines
  • the financing of a 100MW wind farm in Argentina which was constructed by Hydro China
  • the financing of 100MW of solar projects in Greece using LDK panels
  • the USD160M acquisition financing of the purchase of Canada's largest PV developer Skypower, by Canadian Solar
  • the USD20MW acquisition financing of listed German PV distribution, Sunways by LDK
  • Acting for ICBC on the financing of more than 600MW of renewables projects including:
  • the project financing of a 50MW wind farm in Pakistan developed by Sachal, a Pakistan project developer
  • the USD800M project financing of a 250MW wind farm in Pakistan to be developed by NBT and Harbin Electric
  • the project financing of a 250MW wind farm in Pakistan to be developed by NBT and a subsidiary of the State Grid
  • a 50MW wind farm in Pakistan to be developed by HydroChina
  • Acting for a Taiwanese project developer on the development of a 128MW offshore wind farm in Taiwan. This is the first offshore wind farm in Taiwan
  • Acting for a fund invested by certain PRC state owned enterprises on the construction, financing and deployment of transmission network in Myanmar
  • Acting for Gold Wind on the development of the Gullen Range 164MW and the Mortons Lane 19.5MW wind farms in Australia and a 100MW wind farm in Serbia
  • Acting for Hanergy on around 450MW of solar projects including:
  • the acquisition of 50MW of solar in Greece by Hanergy
  • the USD1.2B development and sale of a 400MW solar project in Ghana. This is the largest solar project in Africa
  • Acting for Ming Yang on the acquisition of a controlling stake and development of a greenfield 100MW wind farm in Argentina
  • Acting for Huadian on the acquisition of two small wind farms in Spain
  • Acting on the development of a district heating project by the Sinopec Star and Orka Energy joint venture company
  • Acting for Guodian United on the establishment of a EPC consortium with Leighton to develop a 140MW wind farm in Australia
  • Acting for Mitsui on its acquisition of a minority stake in a range of small scale geothermal projects
  • Acting for EBRD on the financing and equity investment in the 50MW Salkhit wind farm in Mongolia. This was the first wind farm in Mongolia
  • Acting for Asian Development Bank on its first wind financing in the PRC, a RMB164M dual currency financing of a 50MW wind project in Inner Mongolia. This deal won Infrastructure Journal, Asia Pacific Renewables deal of the year 2010
  • Acting for Standard Chartered Bank on the financing and restructuring of 100MW of Chinese wind farms in Inner Mongolia
  • Acting for Rabobank on its participation in the financing of a 300MW wind farm
  • Acting for Kuwait Finance House on the Islamic financing, through an Ijara structure of a 300MW coal fired power plant in China
  • Acting for Bechtel on the proposed establishment, development and roll out of joint ventures with CNNP for a next generation modular nuclear power plant
  • Acting for Macquarie on the financing of two coal seam gas projects in China
  • Infrastructure

  • Acting for ERG on the financing and development of copper smelter in the Congo
  • Acting for a consortium made up of Huaneng and Shandong Ruyi on the acquisition of a stake in and construction and development of a port in Pakistan
  • Acting for Beijing Enterprises Water Group on its bid for the A$2 billion Sydney desalination project as part of the NSW government privatisation
  • Advising Beijing Enterprises Water Group on its GBP170M bid to acquire Sutton and East Surrey Water, a UK water only company, and the related acquisition financing for the purchase
  • Acting for an Broadline, a US PE fund, on the acquisition of a stake in three greenfield coal to benzene and DME projects
  • Acting for CCC on the financing of a range of coal mine methane projects in Shanxi province
  • Acting for Macquarie on its proposed acquisition of a stake in three toll bridges
  • Acting for Standard Chartered Bank on its financing of 4 water projects in China
  • Acting for CLSA and then Aqualyng on its acquisition of stakes in the Caofeidian desalinated water project, the second largest desalination project in China as well as desalinated water projects in Spain, Ghana and Saudi Arabia
  • Advising Japanese contractor, JGC on its acquisition of a 50% stake in the USD300M Tianjin desalination plant, the largest desalination plant in China to date
  • Acting for Sumitomo on the acquisition and development of 6 waste water treatment, water supply and water treatment projects in China
  • Acting for Challenger Mitsui on the acquisition and development of waste water treatment and water treatment project in China
  • Agribusiness

  • Acting for Mort & Co., the second largest feed lot owner and operator, on its operations in China and the sale of a minority stake to a Chinese company
  • Acting for China Development Bank on the financing of a forestry project in British Columbia, Canada
  • Acting for a Chinese private company on its proposal for the acquisition of a stake in the Kidman properties in Australia
  • Acting for a Chinese state owned enterprise on its proposed acquisition of a large cattle station in the Northern Territory Australia
  • Acting for Wondersun Dairy, a leading Chinese dairy company on an acquisition in Australia and share swap for Chinese assets

Knowledge

Energy transition

Publication | October 2020

Asia Projects and Project Finance

Publication | July 02, 2020

Energy transition: More insights

Publication | May 29, 2020

US: A twofold challenge to the energy industry: COVID-19 and low commodity prices

Webinar | March 19, 2020