Mr. McWilliams is "considered to be a stellar name in the projects sphere" who is “commercially savvy and leagues ahead of many others.”Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014

Stephen P. McWilliams

Singapore
  • 9 Raffles Place
  • #42-02 Republic Plaza
  • Singapore 048619
 
 

Stephen McWilliams, the Managing Partner of the Singapore office, has worked in Singapore since mid-1997 and has been involved in project development and financing transactions across Asia-Pacific during this time. His extensive experience covers representations of both lenders and sponsors and includes many of the largest and most recent high profile deals across Asia-Pacific.

Mr. McWilliams is ranked in the top tier of leading lawyers for projects & energy across Asia-Pacific, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, and recognized as a leading lawyer in Laos by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014. Mr. McWilliams has also been named as an ‘All-Star’ in the energy sector, with The Asian Lawyer commending his track record advising on “highly complex matters in which there is no easy blueprint to follow.”

Mr. McWilliams's experience includes advising:

  • Roy Hill Iron Ore Project, Australia – Roy Hill Holdings in the project financing for the Roy Hill 1 iron ore project in Pilbara, Western Australia
  • Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydroelectric Power Project, Laos – Export-Import Bank of Thailand (EXIM Thailand) and the commercial bank lenders in the US$1.04 billion financing for the 410MW Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric power project in Laos
  • Ichthys LNG Project, Australia - the lenders in the US$20 billion project financing of the Ichthys LNG project
  • Mong Duong II Power Project, Vietnam - the lenders in the financing and development of the 1,200MW Mong Duong II coal-fired power project
  • Jurong Aromatics Petrochemicals Project, Singapore - Jurong Aromatics and its affiliates in the US$2.08 billion development and financing of the Jurong Aromatics petrochemicals project
  • Uch II Power Project, Pakistan - International Power and the project company as sponsor/borrower in the US$390 million development and financing of the Uch II power project
  • Papua New Guinea LNG Project, Papua New Guinea - USEXIM, JBIC, SACE, EFIC and the other lenders in the US$14 billion financing of the Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas project being developed by ExxonMobil
  • Paiton III Power Project, Indonesia - the lenders in the US$1.215 billion financing of the Paiton III coal-fired power project in Java, Indonesia
  • Hongsa Mine-Mouth Project, Laos - Bangkok Bank and the commercial bank lenders in the US$2.97 billion financing of the Hongsa coal-fired mine-mouth power project in Hongsa, Laos
  • Ratchaburi Power Project, Thailand - Bangkok Bank, Krung Thai Bank, Siam Commercial Bank and a syndicate of other banks as lenders in the privatization of the Ratchaburi power project in Thailand