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Japan: Projects and energy

Projects and energy – Independent local firms
Projects and energy – Independent local firms - ranked: tier 3

Kaynex Law Offices

Kaynex Law Offices - Japanese translation: ケイネックス法律事務所 は新しく開設された事務所で、共同設立者の菊地孝太氏はエネルギー分野、特に再生可能エネルギー分野で国内外のクライアントの代理人を務めています。 最近のハイライトとしては、菊池氏が日本での太陽光発電プロジェクトに買収、開発、融資、廃棄の段階で介入し、各社の調達用に大手金融機関から建設融資を確保したことが挙げられます。 企業法務分野では、日本での建設が予定されている太陽光発電関連資産のポートフォリオ組入れにおいて欧州の資産管理会社の代理人を同氏が務めました。

Young firm Kaynex Law Offices fields founding partner Kota Kikuchi to represent Japanese and international clients in a range of energy projects, particularly with regards to renewable power. In recent highlights, Kikuchi intervened in the acquisition, development, financing and disposal of a solar project in Japan, and secured construction loans from major banks for the procurement of others. On the corporate side, he acted for a European asset management company in its acquisition of a portfolio of solar assets to be located in Japan.

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Japan: Real estate and construction

Real estate and construction – Independent local firms
Real estate and construction – Independent local firms - ranked: tier 3

Kaynex Law Offices

Kaynex Law Offices - Japanese translation: ケイネックス法律事務所 で不動産案件を取り扱う永井栄一氏も注目の一人です。永井氏は、特別目的会社を介した複合商業施設の信託受益権の取得において大手国際企業の代理人を務めました。金融分野では、同氏は橋本憲房氏と共に、特別目的会社への一連のノンリコース融資において長年の顧客をサポートしました。 その他のハイライトとしては、永井氏が、シンガポールを基盤とするファンドとのジョイントベンチャー事業での物流施設のポートフォリオ組入れにおいて、外国投資ファンドの代理人を務めました。また同事務所は特定目的会社を介したスキーリゾート開発を目的とする北海道での土地買収の監督について、民間コングロマリットと契約を結んでいます。

Eiichi Nagai is the name to note for real estate work at Kaynex Law Offices; he represented a major international entity in its acquisition of trust beneficiary interests in a retail complex through an SPC. On the banking and finance side, Nagai teamed up with Norifusa Hashimoto to assist a longstanding client in the banking space with a series of non-recourse loan financings to SPCs. In other highlights, Nagai acted for a foreign investment fund in its joint venture with a Singapore-based fund for the acquisition of a portfolio of logistics properties, and a conglomerate of private companies engaged the group to oversee its purchase of land in Hokkaido through a TMK for the development of ski resort accommodations.

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