Zachary Shim

Associate | Singapore

Zachary is an associate the corporate team.

Zachary is a banking lawyer with particular expertise in cross border project financing transactions involving energy, oil and gas projects and commodity, oil and gas supply contracts.

Zachary regularly advises international and regional banks, financial institutions, multilateral lending agencies and export credit agencies and corporate borrowers on project financing, pre-export financing and asset financing transactions. He also has experience in advising lenders on debt restructuring matters and had advised issuers on debt capital market transactions.

Zachary has worked on many major projects over the years, including the US$2.8 billion Donggi-Senoro LNG Project in Indonesia (Infrastructure Journal Asia-Pacific Awards: Asia-Pacific Oil and Gas Deal of the Year 2014; nominated for IFLR Awards Deal of the Year 2015: Project Finance and also for Asia Legal Awards Finance Deal of the Year 2015: Projects) and the US$2.6 billion financing by CDB and the commercial lenders for the Husab Uranium Project in Namibia (nominated for Asia Legal Awards Finance Deal of the Year 2015: Banking).

Zachary is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese and is able to advise clients in both languages.

Track record

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Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Korea Ex-Im Bank, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance and the coordinating lenders in relation to the US$2.8 billion Donggi-Senoro LNG Project in Indonesia. This transaction was awarded Asia-Pacific Oil and Gas Deal of the Year 2014 by Infrastructure Journal Asia-Pacific Awards, and nominated for IFLR Awards Deal of the Year 2015: Project Finance and also for Asia Legal Awards Finance Deal of the Year 2015: Projects)

CGNPC Uranium Resources Co., Ltd in connection with the US$2.6 billion financing by China Development Bank Corporation (“CDB”) and the commercial lenders for the Husab Uranium Project in Namibia. This transaction was nominated for Asia Legal Awards Finance Deal of the Year 2015: Banking

CDB and the commercial lenders on a US$900 million loan to Daewoo International Corporation with the benefit of political risk insurance from K-SURE in relation to an offshore gas pipeline project in Myanmar that will supply over 7% of China’s gas needs. This transaction is notable because of the highly politicalise nature of the project, and the associated country risks (Myanmar was still a sanctioned country at that time)

Singapore - 2007

England and Wales - 2011

Hong Kong - 2015

Author, “Project Financing of Singapore’s Integrated Resort” (2006) 24 CSLJ 448

Member, Law Society of England and Wales

Education


Languages


  • English
  • Mandarin

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