Partner and Head of Nuclear
Shearman & Sterling (Tokyo)
George Borovas is Shearman & Sterling’s Head of Nuclear and a Partner in the Project Development & Finance practice based in Tokyo.
George advises lenders, governments and sponsors on the development of civilian nuclear power programs and the financing and construction of nuclear power plants. He has worked on projects and transactions in the U.K., the U.S., Russia, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, China, Australia and South Africa. He regularly negotiates contracts and advises clients on the establishment of global joint ventures relating to the nuclear industry as well as on transactions for the trading of fuel, equipment and services for nuclear power plants. He also advises companies on international nuclear liability and export compliance issues and has represented buyers in transactions involving the acquisition of nuclear power plants.
George is a Board Member of the World Nuclear Association (WNA) and has been recognized as a nuclear industry expert by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC), as well as the U.S. government as an appointee to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce’s Civilian Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC). He has written numerous articles and is a frequent commentator on matters relating to the global nuclear industry. He has appeared on Bloomberg TV and CNBC and is regularly quoted in the global print media in publications such as the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, BBC News and The Daily Telegraph. Before becoming a nuclear energy lawyer, George worked as an engineer for a nuclear power plant engineering firm.