With over three decades of experience, Adam specializes in banking, projects and investments.

He has broad expertise in project finance transactions and has advised project investors, sponsors, lenders and export credit agencies on mining, power, infrastructure, telecommunications, energy and water projects in Asia-Pacific, Australia, the Middle East, Russia, South America and in numerous countries throughout Africa.

Adam has an extensive track record in Vietnam and is recognized as a leading practitioner in the market where Chambers Asia Pacific 2024 ranks him as a Band 1 lawyer for Projects, Infrastructure & Energy. Adam relocated in 2021 to establish and lead the firms office in Vietnam after spending 15 years in the Hong Kong and Tokyo offices.

Experience

Representative matters

KEPCO and Marubeni Corporation as developers on all aspects of the 1,200MW Nghi Son 2 IPP in Vietnam. 

Long Son Petrochemicals and its sponsors on a world scale petrochemicals complex project in Vung Tau province, southern Vietnam. 

Various lenders, developers and sponsors in relation to wind, solar and hyropower projects in Vietnam, including advising ADB and the Thai commercial lenders on the financing of the first large-scale international project finance transaction for a renewables project in Vietnam (a 50MW utility-scale solar power plant and transmission line in Thanh Thanh Cong Industrial Zone) and the sponsors on the development and financing of a 3X48MW wind farm portfolio in Quang Tri province. 

JBIC, KEXIM and NEXI and other lenders on the financing of the ERC refinery in Egypt, the largest refinery project and project financing in Egypt at the time. 

Published Work

  • Alebik, Hong, Huynh, Knowles, Moncrieff and Ross (April 2020) “Banking Solar in Vietnam – a look at the next wave of renewable power projects in Vietnam”, Project Finance International Global Energy Report
Recognition
Adam is a good person to work with and he has good commercial sense to support in the negotiation and overall deal transaction.
Chamber Asia Pacific 2024 (Projects, Infrastructure & Energy - Vietnam)
Adam has good market coverage of Vietnam and is aware of the commercial issues in the country.
Chamber Asia Pacific 2023 (Projects, Infrastructure & Energy - Vietnam)

Qualifications

Admissions

Registered foreign lawyer, Vietnam, 2019

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2003

Admitted as solicitor, New South Wales, Australia, 1992

Academic

Graduate Diploma, Applied Finance & Investment, Securities Institute of Australia, 1998

LLB, The University of Sydney, 1991

BEcon, The University of Sydney, 1988

Languages

English
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A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.