Stephen P. McWilliams

  • Partner, Deputy Asia Managing Partner
  • 9 Raffles Place
  • #42-02 Republic Plaza
  • Singapore 048619
  • T +65.6536.1161


Stephen McWilliams, Deputy Managing Partner of Latham’s Asia offices, advises clients on project development and finance transactions.

Mr. McWilliams has extensive experience representing lenders and sponsors on many of the largest, high-profile power, renewables, LNG, oil and gas, mining, petrochemicals, and infrastructure deals across Asia-Pacific.

Mr. McWilliams is consistently listed as a leading project finance advisor in markets across the region by Chambers Asia-Pacific, IFLR, Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal.


Mr. McWilliams's experience includes advising:

  • Rantau Dedap Geothermal Power Project, Indonesia – 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 
  • Roy Hill Iron Ore Project, Australia – Roy Hill Holdings in the project financing for the Roy Hill 1 iron ore project in Pilbara, Western Australia
  • Ichthys LNG Project, Australia – the lenders in the US$20 billion project financing of the Ichthys LNG project
  • Mong Duong II Power Project, Vietnam – the lenders in the financing and development of the 1,200MW Mong Duong II coal-fired power project
  • Jurong Aromatics Petrochemicals Project, Singapore – Jurong Aromatics and its affiliates in the US$2.08 billion development and financing of the Jurong Aromatics petrochemicals project
  • Uch II Power Project, Pakistan – International Power and the project company as sponsor/borrower in the US$390 million development and financing of the Uch II power project
  • Papua New Guinea LNG Project, Papua New Guinea – USEXIM, JBIC, SACE, EFIC, and the other lenders in the US$14 billion financing of the Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas project
  • Paiton III Power Project, Indonesia – the lenders in the US$1.215 billion financing of the Paiton III coal-fired power project in Java, Indonesia
  • Hongsa Mine-Mouth Project, Laos – Bangkok Bank and the commercial bank lenders in the US$2.97 billion financing of the Hongsa coal-fired mine-mouth power project in Hongsa, Laos
  • Ratchaburi Power Project, Thailand – Bangkok Bank, Krung Thai Bank, Siam Commercial Bank, and a syndicate of other banks as lenders in the privatization of the Ratchaburi power project in Thailand

Thought Leadership

  • Rantau Dedap Steams Ahead -  October 01, 2019
  • Financing the New Generation of Gas-to-Power Projects in Asia (Japanese) -  January 01, 2018
  • Myanmar IPPS in Search of Terra Firma -  September 24, 2014
  • The Canadian LNG Projects Revolution -  September 18, 2014
  • Xe-Pian Plants a Milestone -  March 01, 2014

“A great name in the market”

“A lawyer who is able to tell us what we need to hear even when it’s not what we want to hear”

“Very savvy in emerging markets projects”

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021
Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • BA (Law), University of Western Australia, 1995
  • Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Financial Institutions
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Australia Practice
  • Banking
  • India Practice
  • Korea Practice