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Darren Murphy


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  • University of Melbourne (Bachelor of Laws with honours 1996; Bachelor of Commerce 1996)

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales; Permitted to practice Singapore law (commercial, finance, and corporate); Australia (Victoria, Western Australia, and New South Wales)

For over two decades, Darren Murphy has acted on major M&A, projects, and transactions throughout the Asia Pacific region. He has particular experience in the oil and gas sector, across upstream, LNG, pipelines, supply and trading, refineries, and petrochemicals as well as in mining, power, and infrastructure.

He has represented a multitude of clients in a wide range of jurisdictions, including Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, PNG, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as Asia-based clients in other parts of the world. He is involved in all stages of the value-chain, including title and tenure, project structuring, upstream issues and exploration, government agreements including production sharing contracts and other concessions, mergers, share and asset acquisitions, joint ventures, operating agreements, royalty interests, drilling and services, unitizations, farm-ins and farm-outs, pipelines, onshore and offshore facilities (platforms, FPSO, FSRU, vessels), LNG liquefaction and regas, sales and offtake, transportation, marketing, facility access rights, abandonment and decommissioning, regulatory and operational issues, and investor protection.

Darren previously worked in-house for a NYSE-listed energy company in Kansas City in the U.S. He is currently a member of the Singapore Committee of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. He has received extensive recognition in legal directories, with recommendations in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, and The Legal 500 in Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam and across the areas of energy/projects and corporate/M&A.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Recognized as a leading lawyer in Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2018), Chambers Global (2017), and Chambers Asia-Pacific (2017), with accolades in the energy, projects, and corporate/M&A categories with published client feedback including:

    "very responsive"

    "practical and pragmatic"

    "he grasps commercial reality very well and understands more than just the legal aspects"

    "always gives us a helpful strategy"
Darren Murphy