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John McClenahan specializes in development and financing of infrastructure and energy projects. Managing Partner of our Tokyo office and a partner in our Global Transactions and Finance practice, John works with clients on all aspects of project development, financing, and mergers and acquisitions around the world.

With project experience across Asia, South America, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, John advises ECA and commercial lenders, sponsors, project companies and contractors on all aspects of infrastructure and energy projects, from bidding through financial close.

John has particular experience with power, floating production storage and offloading, gas and liquefied natural gas, and regasification projects. He also advises clients on acquisition finance, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures.

John is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, is admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales, and is also a Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi (Registered Foreign Lawyer) in Japan. He has been based in Japan for more than 20 years, and was recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific in 2016 as Band 1 for Projects and Energy in Japan, for Energy & Natural Resources in South Korea, and as a Leading Lawyer in Banking & Finance in Japan. He has also been cited by the 2015 and 2017 editions of Legal 500 as a Leading Individual in Banking & Finance in Japan.

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Credentials

England and Wales

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Japan Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi

Supreme Court of New South Wales (Admitted 7/10/1981; Reg #9836)

Japan - Gaikokuhojimu Bengoshi (Admitted 4/10/2002; Reg # G371)

England & Wales (Admitted 3/2/1992; Reg #153748)

Leading Individual: Banking & Finance in Japan


Legal 500, 2015 and 2017

Band 1: Projects and Energy in Japan


Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016

Energy & Natural Resources in South Korea


Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016

Leading Lawyer: Banking & Finance in Japan


Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016

Credentials

England and Wales

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Japan Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi

Supreme Court of New South Wales (Admitted 7/10/1981; Reg #9836)

Japan - Gaikokuhojimu Bengoshi (Admitted 4/10/2002; Reg # G371)

England & Wales (Admitted 3/2/1992; Reg #153748)

Leading Individual: Banking & Finance in Japan


Legal 500, 2015 and 2017

Band 1: Projects and Energy in Japan


Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016

Energy & Natural Resources in South Korea


Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016

Leading Lawyer: Banking & Finance in Japan


Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016