Nuclear specialist joins Hunton in Tokyo

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Nuclear lawyer Hunton George Borovas
George Borovas

International nuclear power projects lawyer George Borovas has joined American firm Hunton Andrews Kurth as chair of the firm’s nuclear energy practice and managing partner of the Tokyo office.

Borovas joined from Shearman & Sterling in Tokyo, where he was partner and head of nuclear projects since 2014. He is a board member of the World Nuclear Association since he joined in 2017, and brings more than two decades of experience to Hunton in advising on nuclear projects and transactions in the UK, US, Russia, Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, China, Australia and South Africa.

“Asia is central to the firm’s nuclear energy strategy not only because of the significant technology and investment originating from Japan, South Korea and China, but also because a number of countries in Asia are either expanding existing fleets, or considering the development of new nuclear programmes in order to meet their climate change and sustainable development goals,” Borovas told Asia Business Law Journal.

Jeffrey Schroeder, head of Hunton’s energy and infrastructure team, said Borovas had played a central role in the development and financing of some of the world’s largest nuclear power projects and programmes. “His significant experience and reputation as one of the top nuclear energy project lawyers are a welcome addition to the firm,” said Schroeder.

Borovas recently represented a state authority in the Middle East and North Africa region on the development and financing of a unique and first-in-country US$25 billion nuclear project. Hunton has been involved in the legal aspects of the civilian nuclear business from its outset, beginning with the licensing of the Carolinas-Virginia test reactor in the 1960s.

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