William’s practice focuses on M&A, international transactions, securities, corporate, energy, mining and infrastructure, and project finance. He has extensive experience with manufacturing, retail, banking and finance, technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), real estate development, aviation, hospitality and tourism, mining, power and the oil and gas industries throughout Asia. For over two decades William has been advising high profile clients from around the world. He has advised, among many others, on the Myingyan gas- fired power project, the first internationally tendered large-scale power project in Myanmar. He is continually involved in negotiating, structuring, documenting and managing large transactions, working with private equity firms, opportunity-fund companies and other international companies throughout Asia.
He is recognized as a leading practitioner by all of the Chambers, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and IFLR 1000. He holds a B.A. degree from the University of Oregon in Asian Studies with a minor in East Asian Literature and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco, California. As well as running the DFDL Myanmar and Singapore offices, William co-heads the firm’s regional China desk, which acts as a hub for Chinese investment into ASEAN. He is US-qualified attorney, licensed in California and Nevada.