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Thomson Geer appoints new partner

National firm Thomson Geer has welcomed renewable energy and banking specialist Jae Lemin.

user iconJess Feyder 13 September 2022 Big Law
Thomson Geer appoints new partner
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Mr Lemin joins Thomson Geer from global law firm Eversheds Sutherland, where he was a partner in its Hong Kong office. 

He has practised in the energy and banking sector for 20 years and has assisted corporates, developers and private equity funds on a wide range of complex projects, particularly in the energy and renewable sector. 

Mr Lemin holds “a deep understanding of capital and international financing markets”, said Thomson Geer. 


He has advised on significant matters, including advising Deutsche Asset Management, 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.

He represented Standard Chartered Bank and GuarantCo, on the project financing of the 28-megawatt Teknaf Solartech solar project in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh — the project was the first utility-scale, grid-connected solar project in Bangladesh. For it, he won “Asia-Pacific Solar Deal of the Year” at the Infrastructure Journal awards.

“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.”

Mr Lemin commented: “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.

“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.”

Mr Lemin also said he was excited to be back in Australia after 16 years 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,” he said.