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Project Development & Finance




Bill McCormack is a partner of the Project Development & Finance practice. Based in Asia for over 20 years, Bill has advised on the development and financing of many significant energy and infrastructure projects, as well as acquisitions and disposals in the power and oil and gas sectors. He has advised on some of the most complex “first-of- kind” projects in Asia and advises a mix of sponsors and lenders including IFC, ADB, KEXIM, K-Sure, AES, Marubeni, Pertamina and PETRONAS.




ADMISSIONS: England and Wales


LL.B. First Class Honours, Foundation Scholar

Lawyer Rankings

Vietnam > Foreign desks

Shearman & Sterling LLP has expertise in the oil, gas and energy space with Singapore-based partners Ben Shorten and Bill McCormack. In Hong Kong, Xiaogang (Sean) Wang is experienced in project finance and also handles M&A deals in the energy sector.

Philippines > Foreign firms

Shearman & Sterling LLP‘s project finance practice enjoys global renown, and it is active in infrastructure and power projects in the Philippines as elsewhere. Its strong relationships with project sponsors (including major conglomerates), multilateral development banks and export credit agencies ensure an active workflow. In 2018, the team continued to provide advice to Ayala Corp, Metro Pacific and Macquarie on the development and financing of the Light Rail Transit 1 Cavite Extension project. Anna Chung and Bill McCormack are the names to note.

Indonesia > Foreign firms

Shearman & Sterling LLP is highly experienced in project finance, corporate and M&A, capital markets and arbitration. Bill McCormack is a key figure and well known for his work on energy and infrastructure projects. Ben Shorten  also has a longstanding history of advising on project development and financing. Sidharth Bhasin handles the corporate side and is an expert in M&A and private equity transactions. Also highly recommended is Andrew Schleider, who advises on the team’s capital markets work.

Singapore > Energy: foreign firms

(Leading individuals)

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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. Bill McCormack has an outstanding record in projects, while Ben Shorten is also rated in oil and gas and power.

Singapore > Projects: foreign firms

(Leading individuals)

Bill McCormackShearman & Sterling LLP

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 Bill McCormack and Ben Shorten.

Malaysia > Foreign firms

Shearman & Sterling LLP is instructed in project development and finance transactions in Malaysia, with particular experience in the oil and gas sector. Practice head Ben Shorten has expertise in advising both lenders and sponsors of projects, while Bill McCormack focuses on the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects. All lawyers noted are based in Singapore.