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In 1988, Allen & Overy was one of the first international law firms to establish an office in Tokyo. For over 30 years, the Allen & Overy Tokyo office has provided comprehensive legal services to a wide range of corporate clients (both domestic and international), banks, financial institutions, trading companies and energy companies.

The Tokyo practice specializes in the following major areas: Corporate and M&A, Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure (PENRI) and Banking & Finance.

Our longstanding history in this market, combined with our extensive network of offices worldwide, with both international and Japanese law capability and bilingual lawyers, means we are often the first port of call for companies seeking assistance, whether it be on their inbound or outbound transactions.


Our experience



Hitachi, Ltd. on its USD1.425 billion acquisition of JR Automation from Crestview Partners.

Asahi Group Holdings, Inc on its acquisition of five eastern European beer brands from Anheuser-Busch InBev for USD7.8bn.

NTT Communications Corporationon on its acquisition of a majority stake in the e-shelter group, a European marketleader in the construction and management of data centres.

MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. on (i) its acquisition of a minority stake (GBP800m) in ReAssure Jersey One Limited, a closed-book life insurer and a subsidiary of Swiss Re group; and (ii) on its acquisition of a minority stake (AUSD500m) in Challenger Limited, an Australian financial services company.

Projects and energy

Projects and energy

Jawa-1 Gas-fired power plant

The Lenders in relation to the development, construction and operation of the 1760MW Jawa-1 Gas-fired power plant in Indonesia – Asia’s first LNG-to-power project and one of the largest LNG-powered plants in Southeast Asia.

Project Finance Deal of the Year – IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2019

Project Finance Deal of the Year – IFLR Asia Awards 2019

Power Deal of the Year – PFI Awards 2018 

Asia-Pacific Power-Gas deal of the year – IJGlobal Asia Pacific Awards 2018


Coral FLNG

A consortium of Asian lenders in relation to the project finance and development of a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility in Mozambique. This is the first-ever project financing of a floating LNG vessel (FLNG); the first LNG project in Mozambique; and the financing was the largest project financing in African history at the time.

Midstream Oil & Gas Deal of the Year, IJ Global 2018

ECA-backed Energy Deal of the Year, TXF 2018


Tsetii wind farm

EBRD and JICA on the financing to develop, construct and operate the 50MW Tsetsii wind farm project in Tsogtsetsii soum, Umnugobi aimag, Mongolia.

A consortium on its bid for the Fukuoka International airport privatisation project.


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News and insights

Chemical plant for production of ammonia and nitrogen fertilization on night time

Publications: 11 April 2023

Japan unveils green subsidy programme – can it compete with the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act?

The Japanese government’s ambitious support package aims to unlock USD1 trillion of investment in low carbon infrastructure over the next decade. We break down the draft law and explore some of the…

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Publications: 13 March 2023

The Netherlands joins the U.S. in restricting semiconductor exports to China

In January 2023, the Netherlands and Japan agreed with the United States to impose controls on the export of certain semiconductors and related products to China.  This followed a push by the Biden…

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Blog Post: 26 April 2022

New Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules Forum established by APEC CBPR members

On 21 April 2022, seven economies participating in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System announced the launch of the Global CBPR Forum to facilitate…

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