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Japan: Projects & Energy: International

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023


Minera Lumina Copper Chile (a joint venture between Pan Pacific Copper Co. and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.) in the $1.4 billion limited recourse project financing for the development of the Caserones Copper and Molybdenum Mining Project in Chile.

The Carbon Endowment (TCE) in partnership with The Nature Conservancy’s impact investment business unit, NatureVest, to secure TCE’s 501(c)(3) status and the firm’s future work to structure TCE into a “hybrid” nonprofit/for-profit dual entity structure, which will further its mission of reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

CGN New Energy on its $ 2.3 billion acquisition of the IPP portfolio of Edra Global Energy, located across Malaysia, Egypt, UAE, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

JERA Co., Inc. and Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. in the $1.2 billion equity and $3 billion financing of, and long-term offtake arrangements for, the Freeport LNG Liquefaction Project—the largest fully non-recourse construction project financing in history. This transaction was awarded the 2015 Global Project Finance Deal of the Year by The American Lawyer, Deal of the Year for the Americas by Project Finance International, and 2014 North American Oil & Gas Deal of the Year by IJ Global.

Department of Energy (DOE) as loan guarantor in a limited-recourse project financing for construction of three concentrating solar thermal electric generating plants, totaling 392 MW, located near the Ivanpah Dry Lake in the Mojave Desert. Upon completion, Ivanpah became the largest concentrating solar power plant in the world.

EDF Renewables in its global tender for wind turbines for use in projects worldwide. We structured, drafted, and advised in negotiations and PTC safe harbor structuring of a Master Turbine Supply Frame Agreement with Vestas for approximately 2,000 MWs of turbines for use by EDF Renewables in projects worldwide with an innovative “share of wallet” structure.

An export-credit agency and lenders in the financing of the Talas de Maciel wind farm project in Uruguay.

A European commodity trading company and a major oil and gas company in the restructuring of the Jurong Aromatics refinery (in receivership) in Singapore involving KEXIM and K-Sure.

An oil and gas company on its divestment to Total S.A. of an operating interest in the Elk and Antelope gas fields and proposed Papua LNG liquefaction project in Papua New Guinea.

JERA Co., Inc. as the largest investor in a $1.58 billion, 1,100 MW natural gas-fired thermal power generation project, referred to as "Cricket Valley," in Dutchess County, New York. JERA owns an equity stake of approximately 44% in the project. We also represented them in connection with a $1.052 billion senior secured facility to the project company, a $175 million senior secured term loan facility to an interim holding company, and $709 million in total equity commitments for the project.