Global Law Firm Shearman & Sterling has strengthened its offering in Asia culminating with the election of prominent international project finance specialist Jean-Louis Neves Mandelli to the partnership, effective immediately. Jean-Louis' promotion follows the recent promotion of Joe Freeman to counsel and is concurrent with the imminent relocation of international energy counsel Angela Heywood Bible from Houston to Singapore. All of the lawyers are members of the firm’s award-winning Project Development & Finance practice group.
Commenting, Dave Beveridge, Senior Partner at Shearman & Sterling said: "We are excited to welcome Jean-Louis to the partnership. He shares our commitment to delivering extraordinary client results and has made a significant contribution to our project development & finance practice in Asia. His election to partner, combined with the recent promotion of Joe Freeman to counsel and the relocation of Angela Heywood Bible, is indicative of our commitment to Asia and the breadth of our capabilities across geographies."
Gregory Tan, Global Project Development & Finance Practice Group Leader, added: " We have a strong international presence as a leader in the global project finance market advising on the full project finance cycle, and are very proud of our market leading practice in Asia, which is consistently recognised for advising on the most complex, high profile and innovative project finance transactions in the region. The promotion of Jean-Louis to partner and Joe to counsel alongside the relocation of Angela further builds on the excellence of our regional offering which, combined with the resources of our global network, enable us to offer innovative solutions to clients in Asia and beyond."
Ben Shorten, Asia Project Development & Finance Team Leader said: "The recent promotions are recognition of the significant contribution Jean-Louis and Joe have made to the firm and our project development & finance offering in Asia. Angela's experience and expertise will further enhance our practice in the region, particularly in our oil and gas sector coverage. All three of them are highly-skilled lawyers at the cutting edge of developments in the Energy sector, in particular helping clients navigate the best path in a transitioning regional and global Energy environment.”
Jean-Louis advises leading lenders (including DFIs and ECAs) and sponsors on all aspects of international project development and financing across the energy and infrastructure sector. Most recently he has focused on LNG to power projects, including the award-winning Jawa 1 and GNA projects, and renewable energy, including the Super Six wind and Cirata floating solar projects. Recently promoted counsel Joe Freeman will work alongside Jean-Louis. Joe focuses on project development and M&A in the energy sector as well as the commercial aspects of LNG to power projects.
They will be joined later this year by counsel Angela Heywood Bible. She has a wide range of experience in the international energy sector, with a particular focus on upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas transactions. Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Angela spent several years as in-house counsel at a multinational energy company.
The Shearman & Sterling team below also included counsel Joe Freeman.