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Our experience


We have highlighted below a selection of recent key deals and cases. You can also download our Japan brochure for a full breakdown of our experience.

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. 

Its acquisition of a portfolio of project finance assets, comprising loans and related assets of approximately GBP3.3bn, from the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

The largest Japanese syndicated loan to a central Asian nation (the Republic of Turkmenistan) to date.

JBIC and the commercial lenders

The financing supporting the acquisition of power assets in Mexico from Gas Natural Internacional by Mitsui and Tokyo Gas. This involved an innovative and complex structure which had not been used before.

The sponsors

The development and financing of a USD875m LNG regasification terminal in Manzanillo, Mexico. We believe this is the first project in which Japanese and Korean sponsors have worked together. Latin America Oil & Gas Deal of the Year, PFI Magazine 2010.

The Import-Export Bank of Korea (KEXIM), JBIC and Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI)

The USD2.6bn financing of a USD3.7bn second-stage oil refinery complex in Cairo, Egypt.

JBIC and a number of Japan-based commercial lenders

Refinancing an acquisition financing borrowed by a special purpose vehicle owned by Marubeni Corporation to fund the acquisition of interests in three project companies in Chile.

A large syndicate of banks

Refinancing the acquisition debt incurred by a Japanese consortium for the Senoko power plant business in Singapore (we also acted on the original financing). This was the largest power asset financed on a limited recourse basis in Asia and is the largest SGD deal for a power asset.

Barclays Wealth

Eestablishing its Japanese private wealth joint venture with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Nikko Cordial Securities.

Daiwa Securities SMBC

The acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Close Brothers Corporate Finance Holdings Ltd.


The disposal of its global agribio business to a fund controlled by H2 Equity Partners, a Dutch private equity fund.

International Swaps and Derivatives Association Inc. (ISDA) and the Japan ISDA Determinations Committee

The Japanese and English law issues relating to the occurrence of a number of credit events in the Japanese market and on the auction settlement of credit events in the Japanese market (including the credit events in respect of Aiful, JAL and Takefuji).

The Republic of Indonesia

The issuance of JPY35bn ten-year samurai bonds guaranteed by JBIC. These are the first samurai bonds guaranteed by JBIC.

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