Head of Projects & Infrastructure (Asia)

Ben Thompson

Banking & Finance, Projects & Infrastructure, Japan

"Ben Thompson is a world-class partner, very knowledgeable and an expert in project financings. Fully dedicated, he provides valuable and high-quality solutions. A very skilled negotiator."

Legal 500 Asia Pacific


Ben Thompson serves clients on project development and financing throughout Asia and has advised both sponsors and lenders on a number of the highest profile and award-winning power and infrastructure projects in the region, with a particular focus on renewables.




  • Lenders in relation to the financing of the 144MW Lotus wind farm in Vietnam.
  • Sponsors in relation to the proposed project financing of a 35MW solar power plant in Paturia, Manigoni, Bangladesh by ADB and DEG.
  • Lenders on the potential project financing of the 50MW Padma Solar Farm Project, Bangladesh.
  • International and Myanmar sponsors on all aspects of the development of the Shweli 3 671 MW hydropower project in Myanmar.
  • International sponsors on all aspects of the development of the Deedoke run-of-river 66MW hydropower project in Myanmar, which (if completed on schedule) would be the country's first internationally developed hydro-IPP selling exclusively into the Myanmar market.


  • Leading Individual, Projects & Infrastructure: International (Singapore) – Chambers Global
  • Expert based abroard (Singapore), General Business Law (Myanmar) – Chambers Global
  • Foreign Expert (Myanmar), Projects & Energy (Singapore) – Chambers Global
  • Leading Individual, General Business Law, International Firms (Myanmar); Projects & Infrastructure: International (Singapore) – Chambers Asia Pacific
  • Recommended Lawyer - Projects: Foreign Firms, Singapore – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Leading Individual - Foreign Desks, Myanmar – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific


  • Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, LPC
  • University of Glasgow, LLB, with honors

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  • England and Wales