Press Release

White & Case LLP former partner Hendrik Gordenker appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of JERA

"We are pleased to announce that, as of April 1, 2016, White & Case former partner Hendrik Gordenker begins his new role as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of JERA," said White & Case Head of Asia Eric Berg. "Being appointed as the Chairman of JERA is a great honour for Hendrik and a testament to his distinguished career.  We fully understand and support Hendrik’s decision to take this senior position at one of our leading clients, and we look forward to continuing to work with him."

JERA Co., Inc. (JERA) is a joint venture established pursuant to the comprehensive alliance between Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated (TEPCO) and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (Chubu Electric), both of which are longstanding clients of White & Case.  JERA was established in order to secure a stable supply of energy for Japan on an internationally competitive basis and is also aimed to increase the respective enterprise values of the TEPCO and Chubu Electric corporate groups through the business activities of JERA.