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Clifford Chance LLP

Projects & Energy: Domestic

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What the team is known for

Regularly represents high-profile clients on a range of domestic and cross-border project development, finance and operation matters. Team of international lawyers works closely with domestic bengoshi to provide clients with a one-stop shop service. Privatisations are also an area of expertise. Active player in the solar energy market, handling financing mandates as well as acquisitions and sales of solar power projects.

Strengths

Clients comment that "the firm’s client service is brilliant" and the legal advisers within the firm have "outstanding skills."

Another client reports: "My impression is that Clifford Chance in Japan is very knowledgeable about the financial field. It is an international law firm and its Japanese lawyers have had a lot of opportunities to experience European and American financial business. When I ask about financial matters, they answer me based on both Japanese local regulation and the international financial market."

Work highlights

Advised The Bank of Fukuoka in relation to its financing of two photovoltaic power plants located in Mine City in Yamaguchi prefecture, developed by an international solar power plant developer.

Notable practitioners

Yusuke Abe is a popular choice as counsel in project financing matters, advising a range of multinational and domestic clients. Clients say that he is "knowledgeable in the finance field, especially project finance for infrastructure" and appreciate his "quality and experience in Asia-Pacific region offshore wind farm mandates." One client reports: "His legal knowledge, understanding of the market and the business, and his willingness to provide pragmatic solutions have all been appreciated." Another adds: "We highly appreciate his high communication skills, as well as his legal knowledge."

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Projects & Energy: Domestic Department

Clifford Chance LLP

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1-1, Marunouchi 1-chome

Palace Building, 3rd floor

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

100-0005

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Projects & Energy: Domestic


Yusuke Abe
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