Chantel Varley-Best

Chantel Varley-Best


Email chantel.varley-best@​

Phone +81 3 5157 8174

Fax +81 3 5157 8210


Practice groupFinance

Chantel Varley-Best is an associate in the Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects (IERP) group of Hogan Lovells' Tokyo office.

Chantel has wide experience advising on international banking, project finance and M&A matters across Europe, Asia and Africa. Her industry focus includes power, water and oil and gas sectors.

Education and admissions


M.A., University of Oxford, 2019

B.A., University of Oxford, 2012

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Representative experience

Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI), and international lenders in connection with the financing of the 1.32GW Van Phong 1 coal-fired power plant project in Vietnam – first project to be financed under the 70:30 FCR in Vietnam.

Advised the lenders on the project financing of the US$5 billion Coral South Floating LNG project. This marked the world's first FLNG project financing, Mozambique’s first LNG project, and Africa’s largest ever project financing.

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