Mr Ben Shorten > Shearman & Sterling LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Shearman & Sterling LLP
6 BATTERY ROAD #25-03
SINGAPORE 049909
Singapore
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Work Department

Project Development and Finance

Position

Partner
Asia Project Development & Finance Team Leader

Career

Ben Shorten is a partner and Asia Project Development & Finance Team Leader. His practice focuses on the development and finance of infrastructure projects with a particular focus on power & water and oil & gas projects, and he regularly advises both sponsors and lenders in project financings, many of which are awarded “Deal of the Year” by various project finance journals. His clients include major corporate clients and financial institutions including PETRONAS, PTT, The Dow Chemical Company, ACWA Power, ENGIE, ICBC, Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC and Credit Agricole.

Languages

English

Memberships

ADMISSIONS: England and Wales

Education

COLLEGE OF LAW, LONDON
Diploma in Law, Diploma in Legal Practice, CPE/LPC

DOWNING COLLEGE – UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
B.A.

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.

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.

South Korea > Projects and energy: foreign firms

February 2019 saw Shearman & Sterling LLP open an office in Seoul, with Anna Chung acting as practice head. The new South Korean offering focuses on advising Korean clients on a broad range of projects work across the power, LNG, oil and gas and petrochemical sectors. Chung works with counsel Scott Baggett and associate Brian Park on the ground, while drawing further support from the resources of the firm’s Singapore and London offices. Singapore-based partner Ben Shorten is one such source of support. Based in the firm’s Singapore office before her move to Seoul, Chung boasts extensive experience of handling major multi-sourced project financing across Asia.

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.

Singapore > Energy: foreign firms

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

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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.