Trusted since 1861, Dentons Rodyk is one of Singapore’s largest and oldest law firms with a team of around 200 lawyers offering clients a full suite of legal services necessary to do business locally and globally. The firm regularly represents a diverse clientele across a broad spectrum of industries: corporate, banking and finance, intellectual property and technology, litigation and dispute resolution (including arbitration), and real estate.
The firm prides itself on providing the highest quality advice to its clients while maintaining strong working relationships with key public-sector agencies and leading organisations in the private sector.
Dentons Rodyk’s combination with global law firm Dentons created the dominant global law firm in the Pacific Rim. With more than 85 offices in the region and more than 8,000 lawyers serving 64 countries, the firm offers clients the benefit of quality experience in and of the communities in which they want to do business or resolve a dispute – from Canada and the United States, across Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Africa, and throughout the Asia Pacific region.
John Dick is a partner in Dentons Rodyk’s Energy practice and the South East Asia Region practice leader. He also plays a leadership role on Dentons’ Energy, Transportation and Infrastructure and Natural Resources Sector groups.
John has practiced as an international lawyer in South East Asia for over 28 years. His legal practice has been focused on foreign investment into ASEAN countries, especially Indonesia and Vietnam with emphasis on Energy, Resources and Infrastructure.
John has been involved in development of infrastructure projects throughout Asia, including Government/Private project development (including PPP, PFI, BOT and BOOT); waste projects including incineration concession agreements and waste to energy projects; water projects including desalination, water purification NEWater and sewerage projects; road and rail projects; port development and telecom projects.
In the Energy area, John has advised on upstream oil and gas projects from grant of production sharing contracts through to gas offtake. He has also been involved in the development of captive, IPP and merchant power projects, mine mouth coal fired power plants, acquisition and sale of interests in power projects and joint venture arrangements, power sales and purchase agreements, construction and procurement contracts.
John has a strong reputation in the resources area where he has been involved in some of the largest mining transactions in Indonesia. He has advised on mining rights in various countries in South East Asia, structuring of investments in the resources sector (including joint ventures), licensing and approvals, public listed and private acquisitions and sales, financing of mining projects, commodity offtake agreements, contract mining agreements and mine development including construction and equipment procurement.
As South East Asia Region practice leader, John is responsible for the co-ordination and development of Dentons Rodyk’s offices and relationships across South East Asia and oversees the development of the firm’s regional practice, emphasising Singapore’s role as a regional hub for legal services.
John was the first Chairman of Australian Business Asia and a past president and life member of both AustCham Singapore and AusCham Vietnam. He is currently the Honorary Secretary of AustCham Singapore and the Honorary Treasurer of AustCham ASEAN.
John is listed on the International Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers, as well as the Energy and Project Finance & Infrastructure Sections of Best Lawyers.