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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Projects & Energy: International

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What the team is known for

Solid experience advising on global projects, working in close collaboration with other offices in Asia to provide extensive cross-border service. Has particular expertise advising on financing and development of nuclear power projects, and also skilled at taking on renewable energy matters. Also active on gas turbine and LNG-to-power projects. Additionally active on a range of transactions in the energy sector, including investments and M&A.

Strengths

One client appreciates that the team provides "detailed knowledge based on a strong track record," while another notes: "Shearman & Sterling represents its clients to a very high standard. The current environment for financiers is challenging, yet the firm has demonstrated the ability to achieve fair outcomes for both sponsors and lenders on complex issues."

Another client reports: "Shearman & Sterling has a very good team who manage to work on different issues that the project faces. The teamwork works very well, whereby each of them has different expertise, and they also provide us with very quick reviews and good judgements."

Work highlights

Advised Egypt's Nuclear Power Plants Authority on all aspects of the development of the El Dabaa 4,700 MW nuclear power plant, including the related financing arrangements and operation and management contracts.

Notable practitioners

Etienne Gelencsér is highly active in the energy sector and offers impressive experience on investments and M&A transactions, as well as financing mandates. "He is one of my favourite partners," notes a client, adding: "He can help brief us on working in more unfamiliar jurisdictions, and he can introduce us to his connections. He is always thinking about what's good for the client; he's simply great and always friendly."

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Overview

Shearman & Sterling has an unrivalled track record advising on a number of complex, innovative and significant project development and project finance transactions counseling all types of clients, including lenders, sponsors, project companies, private commercial and investment banks, placement agents, underwriters, export credit agencies, multilateral lending institutions, PRI providers, suppliers, contractors, off-take purchasers and advisors. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, our projects lawyers work together with lawyers from our Bank Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets Groups, and other essential corporate law disciplines, to provide our clients with integrated counsel on all aspects of their most important business objectives.

Projects & Energy: International Department

Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Fukoku Seimei Building, 5th Floor

2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

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Etienne Gelencsér
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