Mikio Kobayashi is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance department of our Tokyo office and focuses on energy project development and financing matters, including LNG sales.
Prior to joining White & Case, Mikio worked in the Tokyo office of an international law firm where he represented clients on a wide range of energy related matters.
JBIC in connection with the financing of the Ikitelli Healthcare Campus PPP project in Turkey.
Two major Japanese utility companies in connection with the establishment of a joint venture covering each entity's energy supply chain, including upstream investments, fuel procurement and power generation.
Utility and trading companies with respect to long term, medium term and spot LNG sale and purchase agreements, including LNG sale and purchase agreements for LNG produced at the Freeport LNG Project in Texas and the Gorgon LNG Project in Western Australia.
A major Japanese utility company and two major Japanese shipping companies in connection with the financing of LNG vessels.
A subsidiary of a major Japanese Trading Company in connection with its LNG sales from the Cameron LNG Project.*
A subsidiary of a major Japanese Trading Company in connection with the (a) acquisition of liquefaction and regasification capacity in the Cameron LNG Project; and (b) proposed acquisition of liquefaction capacity in liquefaction export terminals to be located in the United States.*
A major Japanese Trading Company in connection with the acquisition of an interest in an oil and gas marketing and producer services company.*
A major Japanese Trading Company in connection with the proposed acquisition of liquefaction capacity in a liquefaction export terminal to be located in the United States and the potential LNG sales from such export terminal.*
A major Japanese Trading Company in connection with the offtake and on-sale of LNG from a proposed liquefaction project in West Africa.*
A Canadian energy company in connection with its proposed LNG sales arrangements from the Kitimat LNG Project in British Columbia.*
*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case