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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Energy: foreign firms Tier 1

Shearman & Sterling LLP has demonstrated a strong commitment to the energy sector, including M&A, project development and project finance. The Singapore team routinely advises on some of the biggest ticket energy transactions and projects in the region. Anthony Patten is global head of the firm's oil and gas practice and Bill McCormack has an outstanding record in projects. Ben Shorten is also rated in oil and gas and power, while Lachlan Clancy  impresses at counsel level.


‘It ticks all the boxes in oil and gas, LNG and power.’

‘Great commercial mindset and knowledge of the industry.’

‘Bill McCormack is head and shoulders above the rest, knows his stuff and clients love him.’

‘Anthony Patten is an excellent lawyer.’

Key clients


Mubadala Petroleum




Projects: foreign firms Tier 1

Shearman & Sterling LLP is highly rated for big-ticket power and oil and gas projects. It is also making an impression in renewables. The firm routinely advises some of the biggest name sponsors in the region, along with a range of banks, MLAs and ECAs. It has a virtually unrivalled senior team in big name Bill McCormackBen Shorten and global head of oil and gas Anthony PattenLachlan Clancy  also impresses at counsel level.  


‘The team is well organised according to each member’s professional intelligence so that they can provide professional advice for the project at hand.’

‘Bill McCormack is a guru in the market, is commercial and a good operator.’

‘Bill McCormack has deep knowledge and wide-ranging experience in the industry.’

‘Lachlan Clancy is an outstanding counsel. He is always calm even in tough negotiations.’

Key clients

International Finance Corporation (IFC)


Asian Development Bank

ACWA Power

Capital markets: equity and debt: foreign firms Tier 3

Shearman & Sterling LLP is an established name in high-yield debt and equity offerings, most notably in India, Indonesia and Thailand. The firm remains strong in power and mining, along with TMT, oil and gas and real estate. Andrew Schleider is highly rated for high-yield debt, along with investment grade debt, convertible bonds and equity. Counsel Terrence O’Donnell joined the Hong Kong office from Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in May 2019 and was due to relocate to Singapore later in the year. Felipe Duque has returned to Allen & Overy as a partner.

Corporate and M&A: foreign firms Tier 3

Shearman & Sterling LLP continues to impress in private equity, insurance and energy transactions. The team 'is punching above its weight' and has built a sizeable roster of private equity clients and the M&A team works well with energy-sector colleagues, including oil and gas specialists such as Anthony PattenSidharth Bhasin and counsel James Clayton-Payne are highly rated for private equity deals, and India and Southeast Asia-related transactions.

Key clients

Capital Square Partners


General Electric


Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan Board


Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

International arbitration Tier 3

Shearman & Sterling LLP has outstanding global credentials in international arbitration and this is very much in evidence in Singapore where office managing partner Daryl Chew leads an especially impressive team. The group, which includes a variety of nationalities, is noted for construction and infrastructure, energy, and joint-venture and shareholder disputes; infrastructure and oil and gas are growth areas. The team is active in South East Asia disputes involving Chinese parties and is gaining ground in Korea cases, following the launch of an office in Seoul; the highly rated Singapore associate Brandon Bang is a Korean speaker. Partner Emmanuel Jacomy splits his time between Beijing and Singapore, and is a key figure for Chinese clients.


‘A diversified and efficient team. It is fully aware of the needs, culture and expectations of clients in Asia Pacific, providing strategic and full scope advice to clients.’

‘It is very experienced in international arbitration and working with other counsels and arbitrators.’

Key clients

The People’s Republic of China

GML Limited

The firm

Shearman & Sterling’s Singapore office has been advising and delivering value to clients throughout the Asia Pacific region since 1995. The firm meets its clients’ needs by leveraging its unique experience across jurisdictions, industries and practice areas, and by working seamlessly across its global network, including Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo in Asia, as well as Abu Dhabi, New York, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Rome, Toronto and Washington D.C., as well as other offices.

The firm has worked successfully with clients on some of the region’s largest landmark projects, financings, cross-border M&A transactions, IPOs, innovative debt offerings, privatisations and complex international arbitration matters.

Shearman & Sterling has represented many of the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions, emerging growth companies, state- owned enterprises, governments and governmental organisations for more than 146 years. It is committed to providing legal advice that is insightful and valuable to clients. The firm distinguishes itself by harnessing the intellectual strength and deep experience of its lawyers across its extensive global footprint. It has the capability to mobilise resources throughout its 23 offices worldwide to provide clients with professional legal advice and support. The firm’s lawyers are fluent in more than 60 languages and they practice Hong Kong, US, English, French, German, Italian, EU, OHADA and Saudi law, as well as Dubai International Financial Centre law and Abu Dhabi Global Market law. The firm is organised as a single, integrated partnership with approximately 850 attorneys in 23 offices located throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, please visit Shearman & Sterling’s website at

Areas of practice

Shearman & Sterling’s main practice areas include: anti-corruption and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), antitrust, appellate litigation, capital markets, compensation, governance and ERISA, corporate governance, criminal law, regulation and enforcement, derivatives and structured products, emerging growth, environmental, European bank recovery and resolution, finance, financial institutions advisory and financial regulatory, financial institutions investigations and enforcement, financial restructuring and insolvency, intellectual property litigation, intellectual property transactions, international arbitration, international trade and investment, investment funds, Islamic finance, leveraged finance, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data protection, private client, private equity and hedge funds, privatisation, pro bono, project development and finance, public international law, real estate, state controlled companies/sovereign wealth funds, structured finance, and tax.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Bill McCormack
Banking and finance Ben Shorten
Capital markets Andrew Schleider
Corporate and M&A/private equity James Clayton-Payne
Corporate and M&A/private equity Sidharth Bhasin
India Sidharth Bhasin
Indonesia Andrew Schleider
Indonesia Bill McCormack
Philippines Bill McCormack
South/Southeast Asia Bill McCormack
Indonesia Ben Shorten
Thailand Ben Shorten
South/Southeast Asia Ben Shorten
Vietnam Ben Shorten
International arbitration Daryl Chew
International arbitration Emmanuel Jacomy
Oil and gas Anthony Patten
Projects and energy Bill McCormack
Projects and energy Ben Shorten
Projects and energy Anthony Patten
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Scott Baggett  photo Mr Scott Baggett
Mr Hyung-Sik (Brandon) Bang  photo Mr Hyung-Sik (Brandon) Bang
Mr Sidharth Bhasin  photo Mr Sidharth Bhasin
 Daryl Chew photo Daryl Chew
 Lachlan Clancy photo Lachlan Clancy
 James Clayton-Payne photo James Clayton-Payne
 Emmanuel Jacomy photo Emmanuel Jacomy
 Claude Jiang photo Claude Jiang
Mr Bill McCormack  photo Mr Bill McCormack
 Anthony Patten photo Anthony Patten
Mr Andrew Schleider  photo Mr Andrew Schleider
 Ben Shorten photo Ben Shorten
Number of lawyers : 850 approx
At this office : 25 approx