Bevash, Joseph A.

Joseph A. Bevash

Retired Partner

Joseph Bevash retired from the partnership in June 2022. He was a leading project finance lawyer in Asia, advising clients on major projects throughout the region.

Mr. Bevash had 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 have ranked 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.


  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 1987
  • MBA, University of California, Berkeley, 1987
  • BA, Stanford University, 1983
  • MA, Stanford University, 1983