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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Project Development & Finance




Jean-Louis Neves Mandelli is a partner in the Project Development & Finance practice. Jean-Louis has extensive experience advising both sponsors and lenders (including DFIs and ECAs) on all development and financing aspects of power (including thermal and renewable), oil & gas and infrastructure transactions worldwide. Most recently he has focused on a number of LNG to power and renewable energy transactions. He is also part of the firm’s cross-practice hydrogen industry legal team.


English, Italian, French, Portuguese


England and Wales


BPP Law School, LPC

King’s College London, University of London, LLB in English Law and French Law

Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Maîtrise en Droit

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Vietnam > Foreign desks

Shearman & Sterling LLP leverages its wide Asian network to advise clients on all subsets of the energy industry in Vietnam, including oil and gas, renewable energy, electricity and LNG. Reflective of its breadth and depth of resources, the firm is able to advise on project development and finance, M&A and private equity, as well as capital markets transactions. In addition, the firm is instructed in disputes that result in arbitration proceedings. Singapore-based partner Ben Shorten, who is the head of the project development and finance practice in Asia. jointly spearheads the firm’s Vietnam offering with Asia capital markets head Kyungwon (Won) Lee , who is based in Hong Kong. Bill McCormack, who is also based in Singapore, is another name to note, as is Anna Chung in Seoul. Jean-Louis Neves Mandelli made partner in 2020. In a more recent development, David Clinch was hired from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.

Singapore > Energy: foreign firms

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

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