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佐藤 知紘
佐藤 知紘

Tomohiro SATO

  • Partner
  • Tokyo

Tomohiro is a partner in the Tokyo office and leads the project finance practice. He has been practicing for more than 20 years and his practice focuses on project finance and project development.

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.

Awards & Rankings





King's College London (LL.M. in International Financial Law, Distinction)
Boston University School of Law (LL.M. in Banking & Financial Law)
Keio University (LL.B.)

Professional Experience

Energy, Natural Resources and Environment Finance Group, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)