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Milbank LLP

Projects & Energy: International

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What the team is known for

Milbank's team of lawyers in Japan has an impressive track record advising local and international clients, including trading houses, utilities and ECAs, regularly assisting with cross-border energy mandates across diverse jurisdictions. Especially experienced in the financing and development of projects in South-East Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. Excels in handling LNG and other traditional power projects, as well as advising on infrastructure mandates. Its key clients include JBIC, CEXIM and MUFG Bank.

Strengths

One interviewee reports: "Milbank’s project finance lawyers are exceptional. Whilst their legal expertise is of the highest quality, they provide more than purely legal advice, facilitating the achievement of the client’s commercial objectives,"

Another source opines: "They are good at harmonising many lenders' diverse opinions and helping to find reasonable middle points in negotiating with sponsors."

Work highlights

Milbank represented the lenders in relation to the USD1.4 billion project financing of the FPSO Anita Garibaldi MV33 to be deployed offshore Brazil.

Notable practitioners

Aled Davies is a distinguished lawyer in Japan with substantial experience in project finance matters, advising on work across the Asia-Pacific region. One client attests: "He is no-nonsense, hard-hitting and extremely sharp, as well as being very experienced," whilst another adds: "Aled has a huge reputation in the Asia-Pacific market as one of the top project finance lawyers. He has a huge amount of experience which he brings to any transaction. He considers things in depth and gives realistic and nuanced advice."

Andrew Pendleton is a special counsel in Tokyo with well-established experience in the area of project finance. An interviewee says that "his quality of work, breadth of knowledge and commercial acumen truly stand out."

Justen Fleming is a special counsel in Tokyo, offering extensive experience on project finance and development mandates. A client remarks: "He is very experienced, and able to think outside the box and provide new perspectives."

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Projects & Energy: International

Milbank LLP

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Location

21F Midtown Tower

9-7-1 Akasaka

Minato-ku

Tokyo-to

Japan

107-6221

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Projects & Energy: International


Aled Davies
Star Individuals
Andrew Pendleton
Band 4
Justen Fleming
Band 4