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Simon Barrett is the head of Pillsbury's Finance practice in Japan and the co-head of the firm's Energy & Infrastructure practice in Japan. Mr. Barrett advises clients on the development and financing of large-scale projects in the energy and infrastructure sector. He counsels procuring authorities, developers, contractors and lenders on all aspects of projects, from procurement and contract drafting, through to contract administration and dispute resolution. Mr. Barrett has worked on projects in over 25 jurisdictions involving the oil and gas, power, chemicals and transportation sectors. He has particular experience in the area of construction law and is listed in legal directories as a leading practitioner in this field. Mr. Barrett's work in the energy sector also extends to advising clients on regulatory and compliance matters, in particular with respect to anti-bribery. In connection with this work, Mr. Barrett often advises energy and construction companies on preventative measures and crisis management.
Yukinori Machida is senior counsel at the firm. Yukinori specialises in construction; corporate & securities; bankruptcy; real estate; tax; insurance; antitrust; labour; international trade; mergers & acquisitions; dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. Yukinori is admitted to practice in both Japan and California.
Paul S. Marston is a counsel whose practice covers construction; engineering, procurement, and construction; finance; global energy & infrastructure; international trade; mergers & acquisitions; dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. Paul is admitted in the State of California and the State of Texas, and licensed to practice in Japan as a Foreign Admitted Lawyer.
Masao Kasatsugu is a senior associate in Pillsbury's Corporate practice. He is based in the Tokyo office and is a Japanese Bengoshi. Masao's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, general corporate law, funds formation, and intellectual property.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Construction Practice Team includes over 40 attorneys located in Tokyo and throughout the United States (including Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Northern Virginia, Houston, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Nashville, and New York). The Construction Practice Team also comprises senior attorneys with vast experience in real estate, litigation, government contracts, finance, energy, and insurance. Pillsbury also has expertise and experience in numerous other practice areas that relate to the construction sector, including: corporate and securities; employment and labor; energy; environmental, land use, and natural resources; finance; government contracts; insolvency and restructuring; insurance; litigation; real estate; tax; and technology. Pillsbury is recognized for advising clients on complex commercial and infrastructure projects around the world. Past clients have included financiers, public and private owners, developers, engineers, financial institutions, investors, design professionals, vendors, and contractors of all types. Project experience ranges from power generation (nuclear, solar, natural gas, coal), to transportation (highways, light rail, airports, ports), to commercial infrastructure (hotels, high rise apartments, office buildings, hospitals, higher education buildings, convention centers, stadiums). Pillsbury also has extensive experience working with various standard contract forms (including those published by the American Institute of Architects, ConsensusDOCS, and the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), as well as with a variety of manuscripted design, construction, design/build, and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts.)
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