Kristian Bradshaw

Local Partner, Tokyo



Kristian Bradshaw advises clients across the energy spectrum, including on LNG, hydrogen/ammonia, CCS, solar, wind, geothermal and cleantech matters. He is uniquely placed to help clients navigate the complex and rapidly developing energy transition.

He regularly advises clients on their acquisition, development, financing and sale of projects and businesses in the global energy sector, acting on hundreds of billions of dollars of transactions in this space. He has deep experience in relation to large-scale energy project contracts, particularly structuring and negotiating bespoke offtake arrangements for LNG and hydrogen/ammonia. He has over 15 years of experience in the Japan market, including time in the legal department of Japanese energy major INPEX and a secondment at the Japan Bank for International Cooperation while in private practice.

Kristian is proficient in Japanese, French and German in addition to his native English.

He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and the Tokyo Bar Association.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Registered Foreign Lawyer in Japan (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi) (Jurisdiction of Primary Qualification: [England and Wales])
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice
BPP Law School
Postgraduate Diploma in Law
The College of Law
University of Cambridge


LNG / Conventional Energy

EIG on its acquisition of Tokyo Gas' interests in four LNG projects in Australia. EIG acquired these interests through MidOcean Energy, an LNG company formed and managed by EIG to create a diversified, 'pure play' integrated global LNG portfolio of high-quality operating LNG projects with strong, long-life cash flows.

EIG on its AUD 18.4 billion bid, with Brookfield, to acquire leading Australian energy provider Origin Energy. EIG will acquire Origin's Integrated Gas business through MidOcean Energy.

A confidential client on its proposed investment into Freeport LNG in Texas.

The lenders on the development and project financing of the Coral South FLNG project in Mozambique.*

The project company and the joint venture partners on the development and financing of the Ichthys LNG project in Australia.*

An Asian utility on two long-term sale and purchase agreements for procurement of LNG on an FOB basis from the Calcasieu Pass and CP2 LNG projects.

An Asian utility on a long-term sale and purchase agreement for procurement of LNG on an FOB basis from Oman LNG.

Excelerate Energy on its entry into a 20-year LNG agreement with Venture Global LNG to purchase 0.7 MTPA of LNG on an FOB basis from the Plaquemines LNG facility in Louisiana.

A Japanese company on its proposed investment in the Ahlone LNG-to-power project in Myanmar.*

Marubeni Corporation and Korea Electric on the development of the Nghi Son II IPP in Vietnam.*

Renewables / Clean Energy

A Japanese energy company on the development of a clean ammonia project in Texas.

A Japanese company on its proposed investment in a green ammonia project in the Middle East.*

A Japanese company on a Series A financing of a cleantech company in the hydrogen sector.*

A Japanese company on a hybrid wind and battery storage project in the Pacific.

CIP, on behalf of its fund Copenhagen Infrastructure IV K/S, on a joint venture with Tokyu Land Corporation to develop the Aomori South wind project in northern Japan.

The Sky Fund, managed by Octopus Energy Generation, on its investment in Yotsuya Capital, an innovative solar developer in Japan. The deal marks Octopus' first step into the Asian renewables market and will enable Yotsuya Capital to develop 250 MW of new solar farms in Japan over five years.

TEPCO on the integration of TEPCO's and Chubu Electric's overseas power assets (including renewables) into a new joint venture company (JERA).*

A Japanese company on its investment in the Muara Laboh geothermal project in Indonesia.*

A Japanese company on its bid to acquire a stake in the 640MW Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan.*

* Experience prior to joining White & Case