Profile of 浅香 龍吉

浅香 龍吉

シニアカウンセル&日本グループ共同リーダー(リンクレーターズ東京に出向中), LLB (Keio) Juris Doctor

About 浅香 龍吉

Ryokichi advises on a wide range of commercial transactions with a particular focus on project and financing matters. His recent experience includes the following transactions, advising:

  • a syndicate of Japanese banks and financial institutions on the refinancing of project financing for the Dampier-Bunbury natural gas pipeline project in Western Australia;
  • a major Japanese financial institution on its participation in the project financing of the Victorian desalination PPP project;
  • a leading Japanese trading company on the financing arrangements with JBIC and other banks for the development of the Caval Ridge coal mine in Queensland;
  • a Japanese electricity company on the acquisition of an interest in the Boggabri coal mine and the financing arrangements for the acquisition;
  • the financiers for the acquisition by Sojitz of interests in the Minerva coal mining project in Queensland;
  • a major Japanese trading company on the acquisition of an interest in the PNG LNG project in Papua New Guinea;
  • a finance subsidiary of a leading Japanese trading company on the establishment of an Australian dollar medium term notes programme;
  • Australian and international banks on the project financing of Braemar 2 Gas Fired Power Project in Queensland;
  • Rio Tinto on various inter-company loans for its coal mining and iron ore projects; and
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency together with KPMG on the PPP regulatory framework in Indonesia and Vietnam.

In addition to advising on projects and financing transactions, Ryokichi has acted for Japanese companies on a wide range of corporate and commercial law matters, including the sale of coal mines, equipment supply agreements, contract disputes, financial services licence requirements, competition law compliance and corporate governance, as well as assisting other expert lawyers on matters involving Japanese companies in the areas of tax and employment law.

Before joining Allens, Ryokichi worked for over 12 years at Japan Bank for International Cooperation.  During his career at JBIC, Ryokichi worked on JBIC's policy and strategy planning (including a two-year secondment to OECD's Export Credits Division), as well as financing of infrastructure projects in Asia, including co-financing with ADB and World Bank.