Thomson Geer welcomes renewable energy and banking specialist Jae Lemin as Partner

September 8, 2022

Thomson Geer has welcomed renewable energy and banking specialist Jae Lemin to the firm as a Partner.

Jae comes to Thomson Geer from global top 10 law practice Eversheds Sutherland, where he was a Partner in its Hong Kong office.

“Jae has a top-tier pedigree with strong experience in infrastructure financing, particularly in the renewables sector,” said Thomson Geer Chief Executive Partner Adrian Tembel.

“He has worked on a number of significant and cutting edge transactions within Australia as well as in the Asia-Pacific, South America and Africa.”

Jae said he has focused on the energy and banking sector for 20 years.

“The energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is currently a very important focus for many large corporates across the region as they seek to achieve net zero carbon emission goals,” he said.

“There is also significant investor interest from US and European clients entering the Asian region and seeing Australia as a good first step to invest because of its developed legal market and renewable energy opportunities.”

Jae said he was excited to be back in Australia after 16 years working in Hong Kong.

“I’m pleased to be joining Thomson Geer, one of Australia’s top law firms, and look forward to working with my colleagues on growing our renewable energy and ESG practices.”

Some significant matters Jae has worked on include:

  • Advised DWS (Deutsche Asset Management (Asia) Limited, CREF (China Renewable Energy Fund) and Apple, on the US$300 million acquisition and financing of solar projects (both ground-mounted and rooftop) and onshore wind projects throughout the PRC.
  • Represented Standard Chartered Bank and GuarantCo, on the project financing of the 28 MW Teknaf Solartech solar project in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. The project is the first utility-scale, grid-connected solar project in Bangladesh and won “Asia-Pacific Solar Deal of the Year” at the Infrastructure Journal awards.
  • Naked Brands Group (renamed Cenntro Electric Group Limited), an Australian-headquartered and NASDAQ listed company on the Asian aspects of its merger with Cenntro Automatic Group Limited, an electric vehicle technology firm.

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