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Boya Shen is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group. He has experience in project and acquisition finance, M&A, general corporate law and disputes. Boya qualified as a Barrister at Law in England and Wales and worked in the firm's Johannesburg office before moving back to Beijing. He has advised international clients in Europe, China and Africa on a wide range of commercial transactions and was seconded at the Private Equity Department of the China Investment Corporation for six months in 2016.
Representation of China Africa Fund for Industrial Cooperation in a US$200 million equity investment in an Ethiopian LNG project sponsored by China Poly Group and GCL Group. The US$4 billion project consists of five exploration blocks in the Ogaden Basin of Ethiopia and will also involve the construction of a 700 km gas pipeline to transport up to 12 billion cubic metres of gas per year from the Ogaden Basin to the port of Damerjog in Djibouti where an LNG liquefaction and export plant will be built.
Representation of IFC and CITIC in respect of a joint venture of a pan-Africa housing development project. The transaction received the award of 2015 Construction Team of the Year from Africa Legal Award.
Representation of lenders in respect of one of the largest syndicated acquisition finance in Africa and Middle-East upon completion involving seven jurisdictions.
Representation of Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund as lender in relation to a hydroelectric power plant in Uganda.
Representation of a major Chinese state-owned mining company in respect of a US$2 billion joint venture in Africa.