Ben Shorten

Partner, Projects
Shearman & Sterling

Ben Shorten


Ben Shorten is a partner in the Project Development and Finance practice. He is also the Asia Project Development & Finance Team Leader.

He focuses his practice on the development and finance of large scale infrastructure projects with a particular focus on oil & gas and power & water and regularly advises both sponsors and lenders in project financings.

He is leading the team advising PETRONAS on the financing of their $25bn RAPID joint venture with Saudi Aramco, and previously led the team advising The Dow Chemical Company on the financing of the Sadara Chemical Project in the Kingdom. He has also advised on numerous IPPs and IWPPs throughout the Middle East and Asia, including the Jawa 1 LNG to Power project in Indonesia, and most recently the Al Dur 2 IWPP in Bahrain.