Julien Bocobza

Partner, Tokyo

Biography

Overview

Julien Bocobza is a partner in the Project Development and Finance group based in Tokyo. His practice focuses on the acquisition, development and financing of infrastructure and energy projects for sponsors and financiers (including export credit agencies, multilateral and development financial institutions).

Julien has extensive experience of working across the hydrogen, power, renewables, water, infrastructure (including airports and rail) and nuclear sectors. He has advised on transactions across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Latin America.

In Chambers Asia-Pacific, clients commend Julien for his "depth of experience and state-of-the-art advice" and "extensive skills in M&A energy projects". In the UK edition of the guide, Julien has been ranked as an "up & coming" practitioner.

The Legal 500 recognized Julien as a "next generation partner" and commented that he has "considerable experience advising on power and infrastructure project finance transactions in emerging markets". It adds, "he is super efficient and speedy in every action. He is a solution oriented lawyer, so always seeks results rather than being trapped by every small issue."

Prior to joining White & Case, Julien was a partner at an international law firm for eight years and spent one year on secondment at the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) in their New Energy and Infrastructure Department in Tokyo.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Paris Bar
Education
LLM
University of Melbourne School of Law
Ecole de Formation des Barreaux de la Cour d'Appel de Paris
Master's Degree in Public Business Law
Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
Languages
English
French

Experience

KEPCO, EDF and Kyushu Electric on the development and financing of the US$3.6bn Lightning offshore transmission line project in Abu Dhabi

A Japanese energy company on the potential development of hydrogen projects in Australia*

The lenders and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) on the financing of the Fujairah F3 IPP in Abu Dhabi*

Japan Renewable Energy Corporation (JRE) on their joint venture agreement with WPD in relation to the Sakai Enoshima offshore wind farm in Japan*

INPEX Corporation on its acquisition of a participation in offshore wind projects in the Netherlands*

A developer on its sale of offshore wind projects (including floating) in Taiwan*

Tokyo Gas with respect to its joint venture with EWII for the development of onshore wind projects in Denmark*

JRE with respect to the potential development of offshore wind farms in Japan*

Nomura with respect to the financing of 3 solar projects in Japan*

A large energy group with respect to the potential acquisition of an offshore wind project in Taiwan*

*Experience prior to joining White & Case

Awards and Recognition

Best Lawyers in Japan: Energy Law, Best Lawyers 2021