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James Atkin

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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James Atkin is the global co-head of Orrick's Oil and Gas practice and is based in Tokyo, Japan. He advises industry clients in the oil and gas sector on transactions in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa and North Amerca. James has extensive experience advising on the structuring and development of large scale oil and gas projects, LNG sales arrangements, and energy related mergers and acquisitions.


Japan: Projects and energy

Projects and energy – International firms and joint ventures

Within: Leading individuals

James Atkin (Gaiben) - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Within: Projects and energy – International firms and joint ventures

In April 2018 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP welcomed James Atkin as the new global co-head of its oil and gas practice. The former managing partner of Vinson & Elkins LLP now heads the Tokyo projects and energy group with renewable energy specialist Yoichi Katayama and cross-border projects expert Minako Wakabayashi. Pattern Development and Green Power Investments appointed the group to handle the sale of 206MW of owned capacity in Japanese wind and solar projects to Pattern Energy, and to advise on the financing of a number of large-scale wind power projects across the country. On the solar side, senior associate Reiko Saito and managing associate Kentaro Shoji were part of the team that advised Invenergy Japan GK on its partnership with SB Energy for the joint development, financing, construction and operation of two new solar projects in Japan. Yuko Inui and Jae-Hyon Ahn were promoted to of counsel and are key names to note.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP 'never fails to provide an excellent service even on a tight timescale'. The 'very pragmatic and solution-focused' Peter Roberts 'is a true expert in his field'. The team is currently advising Tullow on complex arrangements for the sale and transportation of gas from a number of offshore fields in Ghana, and Joanna Kay and Rebecca Downes supported Roberts to assist Maersk Oil with the development of the crude oil export pipeline from Lokichar to Lamu in Kenya. Also notable is Matthew Williams who is currently acting for Azito Energie and its joint venture shareholders on the phase 4 expansion of its gas-fired power project in Côte d'Ivoire. James Atkin recently joined the firm's Tokyo office as co-head of its global oil and gas practice from Vinson & Elkins LLP. Other key clients include the European Investment Bank, Orion Energy and Powell Industries.

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