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Amiko Sudo focuses on cross-border financing transactions, including energy, infrastructure and project finance, and equipment and facility leasing transactions. She advises lenders (including export credit agencies and multilateral agencies), sponsors, investors, lessors and borrowers in the development, acquisition/sale and financing of various assets and projects in the power, mining and aviation sectors.
Prior to transferring to the New York office, Amiko worked in the Tokyo office of White & Case.
Advising Freeport LNG with respect to its multi-train natural gas liquefaction facility to be co-located with its existing regasification facility at Quintana Island in Texas.
Advising Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and NEXI in a US$500,000,000 NEXI-covered loan facility to a subsidiary of, and guaranteed by, Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. financing the engineering, procurement and construction of twelve FPSO hulls.
Advising the lenders in the project financing of a portfolio of five wind and solar projects located in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada, with an aggregate capacity of approximately 268 MWs.
Advising the lenders in the acquisition financing of nine solar generation facilities with an aggregate direct current capacity of approximately 100 MW in Ontario, Canada.
Advising the initial purchaser in a Rule 144A/Regulation S issuance of US$270 million of senior secured notes by RDS Ultra-Deepwater, Ltd., in connection with its purchase and operation of an ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig. This transaction was selected as "2010 Latin American Oil & Gas Deal of the Year" by Project Finance magazine.
Advising GMR Infrastructure Ltd. and its group companies on the sale of their 40 percent stake in Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen (ISG) International Airport, to an an affiliate of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad.
Advising GMR Infrastructure Ltd. in the US$1.2 billion sale of its interest in a global power generation company, InterGen N.V., to an affiliate of state-owned China Huaneng Group. This transaction was named as "2011 International Energy Deal of the Year" and "M&A Deal of the Year (Over US$1 Billion)" by The M&A Advisor and as "2010 Infrastructure Deal of the Year" by India Business Law Journal.
Advising the lenders in respect of security granted for the financing of the development of a vanadium production mine located in Brazil, with a financing guaranteed by BNDES. This transaction won Project Finance magazine's "Latin American Mining & Metals Deal of the Year".
Advising Aerovias del Continente Americano S.A. Avianca in its first export credit supported financing for three Airbus aircraft, which marked the initial financings of their fleet renewal program. This transaction won Jane's Transport Finance magazine’s "2008 Debt Deal of the Year — South America".
Advising China Development Bank Corporation on a US$20 billion loan to Banco de Desarrollo Económico y Social de Venezuela.