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Asia-Pacific 2022
Japan Projects & Energy: Domestic
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4 Ranked Lawyers

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Provided by Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu has a strong Infrastructure, Energy and Environment practice team with extensive experience and knowledge that provides prompt legal advice to clients in connection with the increasingly important areas of infrastructure, energy and the environment.

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https://www.noandt.com/en/practices/infrastructure_energy_environment/

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What the team is known for

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu is a leading law firm, acting 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. Its key clients include Tokyo Electric Power, Development Bank of Japan and Renova.

Strengths

A client praises Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu's "excellent performance," adding: "They have a high level of professionalism and provide quality services with commercial awareness."

"The firm is extremely reliable," confirms another source.

Work highlights

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu advised Development Bank of Japan and Hokkaido Electric Power on the formation of a consortium for an airport concession project for seven airports in Hokkaido.

Notable practitioners

Takao Higuchi has forged a formidable reputation as one of Japan’s most respected project finance lawyers. He also offers additional experience of PFI and PPP work.

Jiro Mikami is an established lawyer in Japan for project finance, with an impressive track record advising major multinational lenders. A source says: "He understands clients' needs and the documentation is precise, accurate and simple. He's very strong in numbers, which is indispensable for our project."

Kiyoshi Honda is admired in Japan's legal market for his adept handling of energy sector transactions, as well as project development mandates. One client opines that "he has a wealth of knowledge."

Rintaro Hirano offers notable experience in infrastructure mandates in Japan. He is best known for his work advising clients on the full range of corporate legal issues, including airport concession agreements and joint ventures. He is admired by an interviewee for being "an extremely smart lawyer who provides prompt and appropriate advice."

Kei Okubo is a rising star at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu who handles

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Takao Higuchi
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Jiro Mikami
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Kiyoshi Honda
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Kiyoshi Honda
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Rintaro Hirano
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Rintaro Hirano
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