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Akira Takahashi

Counsel

Tokyo

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Akira Takahashi

Counsel

Tokyo

Akira is in the Banking and Projects Group.

He has advised on a variety of major energy and infrastructure projects globally for lenders and sponsors. He has an in-depth understanding of project documents and finance documents in relation to major overseas projects.

Akira is qualified in Japan and New York and is fluent in Japanese and English.

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Expertise

Practices

Banking and Finance

Sectors

Banks

Office

Tokyo

JP Tower 22F, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo
100-7022

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Qualifications

Professional

Attorney-at-law, New York, 2008

Attorney-at-law (bengoshi), Japan, 2002 (Dai-Ni Tokyo Bar Association)

Academic

LLM, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007

LLB, The University of Tokyo, 1999

Other noteworthy experience:

Advising:

  • JERA on the financing from JBIC and the commercial lenders for its acquisition of a 12.5% stake in the Barossa/Caldita gas field in Australia.
  • Mitsubishi Materials Corporation on the financing in relation to its acquisition of a 30% stake in the Mantoverde cooper mine in Chile.
  • JBIC, ADB, 14 international banks and 4 Indonesian banks on the US$3,745 million financing of an expansion of LNG Train (Train 3) of Tangguh LNG Project in Papua Barat province, Indonesia, under a Trustee Borrower Scheme. Awarded Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Deal of the Year, IJGlobal Award 2016, and Best Project Financing, Finance Asia Awards 2016.
  • The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. on the development and financing of the Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower project in Laos.

Published work

  • Co Author, 9 July 2021 "Japan's NEDO to unlock the Green Innovation Fund for hydrogen investors" (Allen & Overy Publication)

Rising Star: Banking and Finance (Bengoshi) (Japan: International Firms)

Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020, 2021, 2022

Associate to Watch: Projects & Energy (Japan: International Firms)

Chambers Asia Pacific 2022