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Tsutomu Kobayashi

Tsutomu Kobayashi

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Tokyo Office

Tsutomu Kobayashi

Tsutomu Kobayashi

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Tokyo Office

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+81-3-6889-7190

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Tsutomu Kobayashi

Tsutomu Kobayashi is primarily involved in the areas of development and operation of energy projects including solar, onshore/offshore wind, biomass and other renewable energy power generation projects and thermal IPP projects, and infrastructure projects including PFI/PPP projects, as well as project financing for such projects, and is also involved in acquisition finance, real estate finance, leasing and other structured finance transactions.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Ltd. (currently MUFG Bank, Ltd.). He was seconded to Baker McKenzie’s London Office and to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited (currently SMBC Bank International plc), London, where he was involved in the project financing for the energy projects. He was also seconded to the legal department of Shinsei Bank, Limited (currently SBI Shinsei Bank, Limited), Tokyo, where he was engaged in general legal work on banking business.
He is highly recognized in the practice areas of Projects and Banking by global guides to rank lawyers such as Chambers, IFLR1000 and Best Lawyers.

1998
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
1998 - 2000
The Bank of Tokyo - Mitsubishi, Ltd. (currently MUFG Bank, Ltd.)
2004 - 2024
Baker & McKenzie, Tokyo (2016 - Partner)
2010
University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M.)
2010 - 2011
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited (currently SMBC Bank International plc), London
2011
Baker & McKenzie, London
2011 - 2012
Shinsei Bank, Limited (currently SBI Shinsei Bank, Limited)
2019 - 2024
Member, Task Force on Review of Financing for Offshore Wind Power Projects, Japan Wind Power Association
2020 - 2022
Expert Member, PFI Promotion Committee, Cabinet Office
2024 - present
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
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