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John McClenahan specializes in development and financing of infrastructure and energy projects. Partner in our Corporate, Investment and Finance practice, John works with clients on all aspects of project development, financing, and mergers and acquisitions around the world.

John is temporarily based in the firm's London office pending relocation to the firm's Singapore office. He is our Managing Partner, North Asia, with responsibility for our Japan and Korea practices.

With project experience across Asia, South America, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, John advises ECA and commercial lenders, sponsors, project companies and contractors on all aspects of infrastructure and energy projects, from bidding through financial close.

John has particular experience with power, floating production storage and offloading (FPSO), gas and liquefied natural gas, and regasification projects. He also advises clients on acquisition finance, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures.

John is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and is also admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia. He has practiced in Australia for 9 years, London for 4.5 years and in Japan for more than 25 years. He is recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific in 2021 as Band 1 for Projects and Energy in Japan and also a Hall of Fame member for Banking and Finance in Japan in the Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2020. John regularly acts for Japanese and Korean clients we well as clients throughout Asia.

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Credentials

England and Wales

Supreme Court of New South Wales

England & Wales (Admitted 3/2/1992; Reg #153748)

Supreme Court of New South Wales (Admitted 7/10/1981; Reg #9836)

Hall of Fame: Banking & Finance in Japan


Legal 500, 2020 and 2021

Band 1: Projects and Energy in Japan


Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2021

Energy & Natural Resources in South Korea


Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016

Leading Lawyer: Banking & Finance in Japan


Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016

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Recognition

Hall of Fame: Banking & Finance in Japan


Legal 500, 2020 and 2021

Band 1: Projects and Energy in Japan


Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2021

Energy & Natural Resources in South Korea


Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016

Leading Lawyer: Banking & Finance in Japan


Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016

Credentials

England and Wales

Supreme Court of New South Wales

England & Wales (Admitted 3/2/1992; Reg #153748)

Supreme Court of New South Wales (Admitted 7/10/1981; Reg #9836)

Hall of Fame: Banking & Finance in Japan


Legal 500, 2020 and 2021

Band 1: Projects and Energy in Japan


Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2021

Energy & Natural Resources in South Korea


Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016

Leading Lawyer: Banking & Finance in Japan


Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016

Icon close

Close

Recognition

Hall of Fame: Banking & Finance in Japan


Legal 500, 2020 and 2021

Band 1: Projects and Energy in Japan


Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2021

Energy & Natural Resources in South Korea


Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016

Leading Lawyer: Banking & Finance in Japan


Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016