Tomohisa Aiko

Tomohisa Aiko


Columbia University (B.S., 1998)
Columbia Law School (J.D., 2002)

Bar Admissions

New York

Tomohisa Aiko is an associate in the Project Finance and Development Group in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster. Mr. Aiko has extensive experience in project finance and project development in the Asian, U.S.A. and Latin American markets. He has represented project sponsors and developers, commercial lenders, financial institutions, multi-lateral development agencies, and other project participants in all aspects of acquisition, development, financing and operation of a broad range of projects. These include: LNG facilities and ships; power generation plants and facilities (including renewable energy plants) and petrochemical facilities. Mr. Aiko has also represented clients in numerous cross-border mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

Mr. Aiko advised Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) on a variety of project and corporate financings in Asia and Latin America. He represented JBIC in their U.S.$1 billion financing of the Tangguh LNG Project in Indonesia. He also represented JBIC and the syndicate of commercial lenders on the U.S. $1.5 billion financing of the Pluto LNG Project in Australia.

Mr. Aiko also advised Toshiba America Nuclear Energy Corporation which, as a member of an unincorporated joint venture with Stone & Webster Inc., is acting as the EPC contractor for the design and construction of a two unit, 2800 MW Advanced Boiling Water Reactor nuclear power plant at the South Texas Project in Texas.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster in New York, Mr. Aiko was an associate at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP in its Tokyo and New York office from 2005 to 2010. He was also an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s New York Office from 2002 to 2005. Mr. Aiko speaks Japanese fluently.

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