Kevin Lee

Associate, Tokyo

Biography

Overview

Kevin is an associate in our Project Development and Finance practice based in the Firm's Tokyo office. Prior to joining White & Case, he was an associate at an international law firm where he worked on domestic and cross-border financing transactions.

Kevin recently completed a secondment with the legal department of Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese energy company and the largest natural gas utility in Japan.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
JD
Cornell Law School
Bachelor of Arts in China and Asia Pacific Studies
Cornell University
Languages
English

Experience

Kevin's experience includes working on matters for:

Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. in connection with, among others,:

  • its investment in a joint venture with Danish utility EWII S/I to develop onshore wind and other renewables projects in the Nordics;
  • its investment in a joint venture with Thai state-owned utility PTT to build combined cycle gas turbine capabilities for retail customers in Thailand; and
  • the divestment of its stake in the MT Falcon project, comprising 5 gas-fired plants with capacity of 2.23 GW in Mexico

Iberdrola, S.A. in connection with its investment in a joint venture with Cosmo Eco Power and Hitz to develop offshore wind projects in Japan.

The sponsor in the development and financing of a 50 MW gas-fired power plant in Afghanistan, which would be the first IPP in Afghanistan and on which IFC is financial advisor.

Saudi Aramco on the development and financing of the US$15.3 billion Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) joint venture with Petronas in Malaysia. The financing parties include six export credit agencies, JBIC, NEXI, KEXIM, K-Sure, CESCE and SACE, and 23 commercial banks. This deal won "Asia Pacific Petrochemical Deal of the Year 2019" by PFI Awards, "Asia Pacific Petrochemicals Deal of the Year 2019" by IJGlobal Awards, "Asia-Pacific ECA-backed Finance Deal of the Year 2019" by TXF Awards, "Project Finance Deal of the Year 2020" by IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards, and "Regional Petrochemical Deal of the Year 2020" and "Malaysia Petrochemical Deal of the Year 2020" by The Asset Triple A Asia Infrastructure Awards.

MUFG Bank Ltd. in connection with the JOLCO financing of two A320-neo aircraft for ICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. which aircraft are to be subleased to Viva Aerobus.

Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. in connection with a JOLCO financing of one Boeing B787-9 Aircraft to be leased to Juneyao Airlines.

China Construction Bank Corporation in connection with the JOLCO financing of two Airbus A320-200 Neo Aircraft to be leased to Juneyao Airlines.

MUFG Bank Ltd. in connection with the JOLCO financing of four A321-neo aircraft for CCB Financial Leasing Corporation which aircraft are to be subleased to Vietjet.

NYK and Mitsui OSK Lines, respectively, in connection with a project to construct, own and operate LNG tankers TPS5 and TPS7 for use on the Freeport LNG project.

Panasonic Corporation on its 20% strategic equity investment in Blue Yonder, a leading U.S. end-to-end supply chain software provider with an estimated enterprise value of US$5.5 billion.

A mortgage REIT in connection with financing for purposes of general working capital.*

A U.K. bank in its capacity as Agent in connection with the accession of borrower's U.S. subsidiary as a guarantor to a £98 million senior secured multicurrency term loan and revolving credit facilities.*

A U.K. bank in its capacity as Agent in connection with the accession of borrower's U.S. subsidiary as a guarantor to a £81 million senior secured multicurrency term loan and revolving credit facilities.*

A U.K. bank in its capacity as Agent in connection with the accession of borrower's U.S. subsidiaries as guarantors to a £73.5 million senior secured multicurrency term loan and revolving credit facilities.*

A manufacturer of commercial and home appliance control systems, as borrower, in raising debt to fund its acquisition by a private equity sponsor.*

A U.S. bank in connection with the sale and assignment of loan commitments in the healthcare sector.*

A petroleum refinery operation, as borrower, in connection with financing for purposes of general working capital.*

A borrower in connection with financing of the construction, operation and acquisition of power plants in Latin America.*

*Experience prior to joining White & Case.