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Asia-Pacific Offshore Wind Deal of the Year: PFI Awards 2022

Nishimura & Asahi is proud to have advised on the project financing deal recognized by Project Finance International (PFI) as “Asia-Pacific Offshore Wind Deal of the Year” in its PFI Awards 2022 report. PFI is one of the leading publications for global project finance intelligence. 

Asia-Pacific Offshore Wind Deal of the Year
Tomohiro Sato, Peter G. Armstrong, Daiki Akashika

We advised the lenders on the project financing for the 112MW Ishikari Offshore Wind Project, a large-scale combined offshore wind and power storage project off Ishikari Bay in Hokkaido, Japan. 


佐藤 知紘

Tomohiro regularly serves as legal counsel to major financial institutions, trading companies, and energy companies on various projects and project finance transactions. His extensive experience with domestic projects covers a wide variety of sectors including renewable energy, IPP, grid connections, airports, water, and social infrastructure. He also has broad experience with international project financing transactions, including financing for LNG projects, mining projects, and refineries. Tomohiro is recognized as a leading project finance lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal. He was also named “Energy and Infrastructure Lawyer of the Year” at The Asia Legal Awards 2021.

赤鹿 大樹

Daiki has experience and knowledge in a wide range of business areas as a finance lawyer (such as project finance, infrastructure/PPP, securitization/liquidation, real-estate structured finance, and fundraising). He has worked for and been seconded to both financial institutions and a developer (overseas business development base of a Japanese trading and investment company in Dubai). In recent years, taking advantage of such experience and his knowledge of actual business operations, he has been providing practical and detailed support and advice to clients, mainly in the fields of infrastructure and energy (including the renewable energy sector), throughout from start-up to achievement of highly challenging projects and new businesses, as well as providing legal support to resolve various issues (including disputes) that arise during operation of the projects. In addition to his involvement in projects to support financial institutions, he has a particularly strong track record of involvement in projects to support developers, sponsors, EPCs, and suppliers.