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Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Projects & Energy: Domestic

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What the team is known for

Acts for major domestic and international clients on solar, wind, power and PFI infrastructure projects in Japan. Considerable expertise in handling complex energy sector investments and transactions, regularly acting for major sponsors and banking groups in project finance. Regularly advises Japanese clients on domestic projects as well as those in South-East Asian countries. Noted for its up-to-date knowledge of regulatory changes and issues in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Also active on behalf of energy and utility companies on high-profile project financings. Offers significant experience in privatisation mandates in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Strengths

A client says: "We strongly believe they are among the most talented legal advisers; we have strong confidence in their approach. They are extremely hard-working, and compared to other firms, we feel they are more business-friendly, where they have legal flexibility as to what should be definitely achieved, and what can be given up depending on our business judgement."

Another client reports: "They are very responsible lawyers who offer wide experience in the power sector and try to understand our business in order to find the best answer for their clients."

Work highlights

Assisted the joint venture company formed by JERA and JXTG regarding a long-term service agreement for a gas turbine with General Electric.

Notable practitioners

Jiro Mikami has well-established experience in the area of project finance and has an impressive track record advising major multinational lenders. A client comments: "He is very responsive and quick on drafting, always providing good advice on deal negotiation."

Kiyoshi Honda is admired for his adept handling of energy sector transactions, as well as project development mandates. "He has a strong commitment to our business and our goals and is an outstanding motivator to his team," enthuses one client.

Rintaro Hirano is a "good, up-and-coming lawyer" according to interviewees, and offers notable experience in infrastructure mandates. He is best known for his work advising clients on the full range of corporate work, including airport concession agreements and joint ventures.

Takao Higuchi has forged a formidable reputation as one of the country’s most respected project finance lawyers. He also offers additional experience of PFI and PPP work. A source opines: "He is a very senior lawyer, and I believe a pioneer in project finance."

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Overview

Our firm has more than twenty years of experience in project finance transactions, and our extensive knowledge, experience and expertise regarding project finance is unmatched in the Japanese legal market.

We also have extensive experience in renewable energy projects and IPP projects in Japan, and provide a full range services to foreign investors and financiers.

For more details, please visit our website http://www.noandt.com/en/practice/index.html.

Projects & Energy: Domestic Department

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

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JP Tower, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,

2-7-2 Marunouchi

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

100-7036

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Projects & Energy: Domestic


Jiro Mikami
Band 2
Kiyoshi Honda
Band 3
Rintaro Hirano
Up and Coming
Takao Higuchi
Band 2