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Adrian JOYCE

  • Partner
  • Tokyo

Adrian is an English-law qualified Partner specialising in energy, infrastructure and transportation matters. He regularly advises clients on the development and financing of a variety of projects and ventures.

Adrian has considerable experience advising lenders, sponsors and ECAs on energy, transportation and infrastructure in, Japan, APAC, the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is recognised as a market leader for project finance and asset finance and regularly advises Japanese and international clients on the development and financing of cross-border energy, infrastructure and transportation projects. Highly regarded for his commercial acumen, Adrian is recognised in Chambers Global and Chambers APAC for “Projects & Energy: International” and “Banking & Finance: International Asset Finance” and in The Legal 500 for "Projects and Finance”, “Shipping” and “Banking and Finance” for which he is ranked as a “Leading Individual”. Recent experience includes advising sponsors and lenders on: • LNG: a large number of LNG vessel financings (20 vessels since 2020), SPAs and joint ventures; • Infrastructure: projects including five subsea cable financings in APAC and the Americas and two infrastructure projects in Japan; • Renewables: greenfield projects and project sales in Japan and APAC including solar, wind and waste to energy. • Asset finance: debt finance, restructurings, SLB, ESG and JOLCOs in the shipping and aviation sectors. Adrian attended the University of Tokyo and University of Waseda and speaks and reads Japanese.

Awards & Rankings




The University of Law (PGCE; LPC)
Waseda University (MBA)
The University of Sheffield (B.A.)

Professional Experience

Norton Rose Fulbright, Tokyo 
Mizuho Bank, Ltd., London 
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, London 
Taylor Wessing, London