Mr Anthony Patten > Shearman & Sterling LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Work Department

Project Development & Finance




Anthony Patten is a partner in the Project Development & Finance practice in Singapore. He focuses on corporate and project development work in the international oil and gas industry, across the entire value chain. High profile recent projects in which Anthony has been significantly involved include the Mozambique LNG Project (Area 1), the RAPID refinery and petrochemical project in Malaysia, a range of ADNOC’s upstream projects and PTTEP’s acquisition of Partex Oil and Gas.




ADMISSIONS: Victoria, Australia; England and Wales; Law Society of Western Australia

Member, AIPN (Association of International Petroleum Negotiators)


Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce

Lawyer Rankings

Mozambique > Foreign law firms

Shearman & Sterling LLP stands out for its extensive expertise in the power sector and has an impressive track record advising on major power projects in Mozambique and elsewhere on the African continent. Iain Elder heads the Africa strategy group from London, and Anthony Patten heads the firm’s global oil and gas group from Singapore.

Singapore > Corporate and M&A: foreign firms

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.

Singapore > Energy: foreign firms

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Anthony PattenShearman & Sterling LLP

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.

Singapore > Projects: foreign firms

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.


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 Anthony Patten assists oil and gas sector clients with a range of corporate, project development and finance transactions, and Bill McCormack focuses on the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects. All lawyers noted are based in Singapore.