Shearman launches nuclear power practice with Pillsbury hire

Shearman & Sterling has hired partner George Borovas in Tokyo from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman to launch its global nuclear power practice.

Borovas was previously Pillsbury’s head of International nuclear projects group. He relocated from Washington DC to London in 2010 and moved to Tokyo in 2013.

At Shearman & Sterling, he will work with Singapore-based global project development and finance leader Bill McCormack and play a leading role in establishing the firm’s nuclear practice globally.

He has advised on nuclear power plant development and financings, nuclear transactions, litigation and regulatory matters across a large number of jurisdictions, such as the US, Japan, Europe, South Korea, South East Asia and China.

Before becoming a lawyer, he was a chemical engineer and worked on the design and operation of nuclear power plants.