Ms. Tan has more than 25 years of experience advising on a broad spectrum of energy, mining, LNG and oil and gas matters including, among other projects: power plant, smelter and refinery construction, financing and operation; oil and gas exploration and commercialization; LNG offtake, infrastructure development; electric power sale and distribution; and hydrocarbon and mining assets sale and disposal.
Ms. Tan has advised government linked corporations, financial institutions and private enterprises on a number of notable energy, mining and oil and gas projects around the world. She has been involved in many projects from their inception to their commercial realization.
As well as advising on project development and construction, Ms. Tan has significant experience in advising on the financing aspects of transactions. Her experience includes advising on project, structured, trade and asset financing incorporating swaps and other financial derivatives.
She has led negotiations on construction contracts, loan agreements, and commodity, asset and corporate sale and purchase agreements; advised on joint ventures and project structures (including various public private partnership (PPP) projects); conducted risk allocation and reviewed the ‘bankability’ of project agreements; structured financing arrangements and other relevant security packages and considerations; and managed complex mergers and acquisitions.
Her in-depth experience, broad technical and seasoned commercial approach are well regarded by her clients and peers. In 2019, Chambers & Partners directory of lawyers rated Ms. Tan and said this:
Tan Lian Yok of K&L Gates earns praise for her knowledge of the Indonesian market, with sources reporting that she is "detail-oriented, very commercial and hands-on ..." Interviewees also say: "She is hard-working, with an ultra-fast response, is easy to reach, and always provides thorough yet easy-to-understand legal advice."