Joseph A. Bevash

  • Partner
  • 18th Floor, One Exchange Square
  • 8 Connaught Place, Central
  • Hong Kong
  • T +852.2912.2500
  • 9 Raffles Place
  • #42-02 Republic Plaza
  • Singapore 048619
  • T +65.6536.1161


Joseph Bevash, a leading project finance lawyer in Asia, advises clients on major projects throughout the region.

Mr. Bevash has extensive experience representing lenders, underwriters, and owner/developers in connection with a wide variety of international projects, including many of the Asian region’s landmark power, gas, and petrochemical projects in Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

His experience includes structuring, negotiating, and documenting credit arrangements involving commercial banks and governmental agency lenders, as well as representations involving the issuance of debt securities pursuant to Rule 144A under the United States Securities Act of 1933.

Leading legal publications including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, IFLR 1000, and The Legal 500 rank Mr. Bevash as one of the leading finance lawyers in Asia for project development and finance transactions.

In April 2011, Mr. Bevash received the Outstanding Contribution Award from Chambers & Partners which recognized his contribution to the development of the legal industry in Asia.

Mr. Bevash is qualified to practice before the California bar and in Hong Kong as a solicitor.


Mr. Bevash's recent experience includes representing:

  • The export credit agencies and commercial bank lenders in the US$701 million project financing of the 98.4-MW Rantau Dedap Geothermal Power Project in South Sumatra, Indonesia.
  • The export credit agencies and commercial bank lenders in the US$3.55 billion project financing of the 2x1,000 MW Tanjung Jati B 5 & 6 coal-fired power project expansion in Central Java, Indonesia.
  • The export credit agencies and commercial bank lenders in the US$440 million project financing of the 80-MW Muara Laboh Geothermal Power Project in West Sumatra, Indonesia. This is one of the pioneer new generation geothermal projects being undertaken under the Fast Track 2 program, and first projects to successfully negotiate the new, agreed bankable form of government support under the Fast Track 2 program.
  • The sponsors in connection with the US$1.74 billion financing for the development of the Cirebon coal-fired power plant expansion project in Indonesia.
  • The export credit agencies and commercial banks on the US$7 billion project financing of the Cameron LNG project in the USA sponsored by Sempra Energy, GDF Suez, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, Mitsubishi Corp., and Mitsui & Co.
  • The lenders in connection with the US$20 billion financing and development of the off-shore Ichthys LNG Project in Western Australia.
  • The lenders in connection with a US$1.5 billion 18 year debt facility to finance the 1,240 megawatt Mong Duong 2 power plant project, the largest electric power project in Vietnam to date.
  • The lenders in connection with the US$2.97 billion financing of the Hongsa Mine-Mouth power project located in Laos.
  • Jurong Aromatics Corporation Pte. Ltd in connection with the US$2.63 billion financing of the Jurong Aromatics petrochemicals project in Singapore.
  • 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.
  • Lion Power Holdings consortium in the acquisition of Senoko Power Limited, Singapore's largest power generation company, from Temasek Holdings.

Thought Leadership

  • Rantau Dedap Steams Ahead -  October 01, 2019
  • Rapidly Transforming Energy Sector: Risks and Opportunities in the US, China and Europe -  December 16, 2015
  • The Canadian LNG Projects Revolution -  September 18, 2014
  • US LNG — Precedence Order Announced by DOE for Commencing Processing of Pending Long-Term Applications to Export LNG to Countries without Free Trade Agreements with the US -  December 17, 2012
  • US DOE Releases LNG Export Study Supporting Increased LNG Exports -  December 10, 2012
  • The Dissolution of BPMIGAS — Impact and Consequences -  December 06, 2012
  • Update: US LNG Exports to Japan -  September 30, 2012
  • Reporting Requirements on Responsible Investment in Burma/Myanmar -  September 04, 2012

“He has a standout reputation in the market for his project finance work”

According to clients: “Everyone knows his name”

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020
Bar Qualification
  • California
  • Hong Kong (Solicitor)
  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 1987
  • MBA, University of California, Berkeley, 1987
  • BA, Stanford University, 1983
  • MA, Stanford University, 1983
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Indonesia Practice
  • Restructuring & Special Situations
  • Korea Practice