Saul Daniel_Vivian Tsoi

White & Case advises Saudi Aramco on its project with Sinopec

Global law firm White & Case has advised Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Saudi Aramco”) on its heads of agreement with China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (“Sinopec”) to build a refinery and petrochemical project in Gulei in China’s southeastern Fujian Province. 

The greenfield project comprises a 16 million metric tonne per year (320,000 barrels per day) refining and petrochemical facility with a 1.5 million metric tonne per year ethylene unit. The project is expected to commence commercial operations in 2025. 

The White & Case team which advised on the transaction was led by partners Saul Daniel (Singapore, pictured left) and Vivian Tsoi (Shanghai, pictured right) and included counsel Ee Lynn Tann (Singapore), senior legal consultant Amy Yang (Shanghai) and associates Charlie Zhu (Shanghai) and Nettie Choo (Singapore).