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

  • 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:

  • 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 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, the largest project financing ever taken to market, globally

  • Paiton 3 Power Project, Indonesia - Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the commercial bank lenders in connection with the US$1.215 billion financing of the Paiton 3 power project in Java, Indonesia

  • Hongsa Mine-Mouth Project, Laos - Bangkok Bank Ltd and the commercial bank lenders in the US$2.97 billion financing of the Hongsa coal-fired mine-mouth power project in Hongsa District, Xayabury Province of Laos

  • Uch II Power Project, Pakistan - International Power and the project company, as sponsor/borrower, in the US$390 million financing of the Uch II power project in Pakistan

  • PNG LNG Project, Papua New Guinea - the lenders in the US$14 billion financing of the Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas project

  • Jurong Aromatics Petrochemicals Project, Singapore - Jurong Aromatics Corporation Pte. Ltd in the US$2.63 billion financing and development of the Jurong Aromatics petrochemicals project in Singapore

  • Ratchaburi Power Project, Thailand - the lenders, consisting of 19 Thai and international banks, as international counsel in the US$1.5 billion privatization financing of the Ratchaburi power project, a 2,030 MW gas-fired power project and 1,470 MW thermal power plant in Thailand

  • Mong Duong II Power Project, Vietnam - the lenders in the financing and development of the 1,200MW Mong Duong II coal-fired power project, the first coal-fired Build-Operate-Transfer project in Vietnam, and the largest independent power project ever undertaken in the country