Shearman & Sterling has added a nuclear power law specialist in Tokyo.

George Borovas was previously head of international nuclear projects for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in Tokyo. He is joining Shearman’s project development and finance team as a partner and will lead a new global nuclear practice for the firm.

Borovas advises utilities, trading companies and corporations on nuclear energy matters, including projects and fuel transactions. He also advises companies on international nuclear liability and export compliance issues, as well as governments on the development of civilian nuclear power programs.

A partner at Pillsbury Winthrop since 2008, Borovas transferred to London from Washington, D.C., in 2010 and then moved to the firm’s Tokyo office last year. Before joining Pillsbury Winthrop as an associate in 2002, he worked in the D.C. office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Shearman’s Tokyo office now has 12 lawyers, including four partners. The firm has 850 lawyers in 18 offices worldwide.