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Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Projects

1 ranked lawyersBand 2JapanAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Established experts in solar and renewable energy projects, and regularly instructed by sponsors and project operators. Has considerable experience in domestic PPP and PFI transactions. Maintains established relationships with a range of domestic and international oil and gas clients. Mandated by government ministries in addition to financial institutions and corporate investors.

Strengths

A client reports: "The firm’s client service has been excellent and fair. Baker McKenzie has been the best firm for us. We have been using a few others in our solar renewable business, but for serious, difficult deals and matters, we have to use Baker McKenzie."

Another client adds: "They provide excellent client service, and are very committed to ensuring strong, open communication channels."

Work highlights

Advised ING as lender on its project financing to Vena Energy for the Kawakami 1 solar project.

Notable practitioners

Naoaki Eguchi is "one of the leaders in this field" and is one the "pioneers in the Japanese project finance scene," according to market commentators. He has forged a formidable reputation as one of the country’s leading project finance specialists, offering clients a tremendous track record on energy sector financings. In addition, he often advises on investments in the energy space.

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Japan

Projects & Energy: Domestic


Naoaki Eguchi
Band 1