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Asia-Pacific 2022
Japan Projects & Energy: International
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Projects & Energy: International - Japan
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What the team is known for

White & Case's legal team in Japan earns praise for its deep knowledge of LNG and logistics. Attracts instructions on the development of major transport infrastructure and energy projects across Asia-Pacific and further afield, including in Africa. Client base includes major Japanese trading companies, ECAs and utilities. Also offers experience in the renewables sphere, especially on solar development. Routinely mandated on high-profile LNG infrastructure projects. Its key clients include Citigroup Global Markets and JBIC.

Strengths

A client admires the "high level of expertise and prompt work" from White & Case, adding that "they are always logical, friendly and obviously outstanding."

Another interviewee appreciates the team's "high quality of services based on experience," further adding that "they ensure the quality for clients by providing proposals based on precedents and having appropriate discussions and close communication with clients."

Work highlights

White & Case acted for Citigroup Global Markets as global coordinator, and Mizuho Securities USA, Morgan Stanley and SMBC Nikko Securities America as joint bookrunners, on an FPSO project bond issuance by MV24 Capital under Rule 144A and Regulation S.

Notable practitioners

Paul Harrison is a partner in Tokyo with longstanding experience in LNG projects and is best known for his work on financing mandates, acting for a range of lenders and borrowers. A client appreciates his "industry knowledge and bargaining power."

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