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Project Development & Finance




Bill McCormack is a partner in 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 in South and Southeast Asia, as well as acquisitions and disposals in the power and oil and gas sectors.

He advises a mix of sponsors and lenders including IFC, ADB, K-Sure, Marubeni, ENGIE and PETRONAS.

Bill has advised on some of the most complex “first-of-kind” projects in Asia and has a particular focus on renewables projects, including hydro, wind and solar.




England and Wales


Trinity College, Dublin, LL.B. First Class Honours, Foundation Scholar

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South Korea > Projects and energy: foreign firms

Shearman & Sterling LLP advises clients on the full range of project development work across a wide range of sectors, including oil & gas, transportation, thermal, nuclear and renewable. The team regularly represents Korean corporates and financial and government institutions in overseas transactions and has seen a continued increase in projects in emerging Asian economies and the Middle East region. Anna Chung heads up the Seoul office and has extensive experience in complex power, petrochemicals and infrastructure projects. Chung is supported by counsel Scott Baggett. The firm’s international network of offices allows the team to support clients globally; Ben Shorten and Bill McCormack are based in Singapore and have strong relationships with Asian-based lenders and sponsors such as K-Sure.

Myanmar > Foreign desks

Shearman & Sterling LLP has a track record advising international clients on transactional energy and project development matters in Myanmar, particularly LNG sector work and hydropower plants. David Clinch has bolstered the energy team at the firm after joining from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, and handles project financing and acquisition work across emerging markets. The group has a presence in Seoul and Singapore, and advises lenders on sponsors on large power projects. Head of the Asia group Ben Shorten is a key name as is Bill McCormack . Anna Chung heads the Seoul office.

Singapore > Energy: foreign firms

(Leading individuals)

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Shearman & Sterling LLP fields a sizeable team of specialists committed to the energy sector, spanning M&A, capital markets, project development and finance, and dispute resolution. It is at the forefront of oil and gas through to renewables and is noted for its expertise in emerging areas such as hydrogen. During the Covid pandemic, the team has experienced growth in disputes and pre-dispute engagements, along with oil and gas divestments in Indonesia and Malaysia; it is also active in acquisitions by regional NOCs in Europe and elsewhere. Despite the departure of LNG specialist Anthony Patten and Lachlan Clancy to King & Spalding LLP, the Singapore team has grown its senior ranks with the hire of energy M&A and projects specialist David Clinch from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, the promotion of Jean-Louis Neves Mandelli to partner and the relocation of counsel Angela Heywood Bible from Houston to Singapore. Bill McCormack is one of the leading figures in energy project development and finance in Southeast Asia and Asia project development. Finance head Ben Shorten also has an outstanding reputation.

Singapore > Projects: foreign firms

(Hall of Fame)

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