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Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
16TH FLOOR, MARUNOUCHI PARK BUILDING
2-6-1 MARUNOUCHI, CHIYODA-KU
TOKYO 100-8222
Japan

Work Department

Energy and Infrastructure Practice Group

Position

Partner / Energy and Infrastructure

Career

Admitted in Japan (2003) and New York (2011).
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (since 2003, promoted to partner in 2016)
seconded to Investment Banking Products Group, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. (2010-2011)
seconded to Clayton Utz, Brisbane Office, Australia (2009-2010)
seconded to Commercial and Consumer Credit Division of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan (2005-2006)

Languages

Japanese and English

Memberships

Daini Tokyo Bar Association
New York State Bar Association

Education

The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2002)
University of Virginia School of Law (LL.M., 2009)

Lawyer Rankings

Japan > Projects and energy: Independent local firms

(Leading individuals: Bengoshi)

Shigeki OkataniMori Hamada & Matsumoto

Combining advisory, litigation and M&A specialists, the Mori Hamada & Matsumoto projects and energy practice handles the full spectrum of advice in the area, including Photovoltaic (PV), offshore wind and biomass. The firm represents sponsors, lenders and other stakeholders in major projects and project finance transactions, and is a go-to for PFI/PPP/infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on concessions for major economic infrastructure. Cross-border work is another core aspect of the practice, an example being advising Japanese entities doing business with foreign partners. The team is co-led by Masanori Sato, Takahiro Kobayashi , Takeshi Mukawa, Naoki Ishikawa and Shigeki Okatani; other key names include project finance specialist Yusuke Suehiro and senior associate Hironobu Noma, who has experience in energy related project finance transactions.