"Stephen McWilliams is considered one of the most experienced projects lawyers in the region and has a significant pan-regional practice."


Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012

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 project 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 in Asia.

Mr. McWilliams is recognized as one of the leading projects lawyers in Asia, with Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012 ranking him in the top tier of lawyers for Projects in Asia-Pacific and Singapore. He is also ranked as a leading individual for Projects in Thailand and in 2012, was recognized as a "Rising Star" for Projects by Law360.



Mr. McWilliams's experience includes advising:

  • The lenders in connection with the US$20 billion financing for the Ichthys LNG project in Australia, the largest project financing ever taken to market, globally
  • The lenders in connection with 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

  • Jurong Aromatics Corporation Pte. Ltd in connection with the US$2.63 billion financing of the Jurong Aromatics petrochemicals project in Singapore, one of the most complex financings in Asia

  • International Power and the project company, as sponsor/borrower, in connection with the US$540 million financing for the Uch II power project in Pakistan, the first IPP facility put together under the new power policy introduced by the Pakistan government in 2002

  • The lenders in connection with the US$14 billion financing of the Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas Project, one of the largest project finance transactions ever

  • 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

  • Bangkok Bank Ltd and the commercial bank lenders in connection with the US$2.97 billion financing of the Hongsa coal-fired mine-mouth power project, Thailand’s largest project financing syndication to date and the first thermal power project for Laos PDR

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