Speaker – Ean Mac Pherson

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Ean Mac Pherson

Partner, Co-head of the Renewable and Clean Energy Group

Ean Mac Pherson is the co-head of the Baker McKenzie’s Projects Practice Group and Renewable and Clean Energy Group in Tokyo. He has been based in the Baker McKenzie Tokyo office since 2003, and in the 16 years that he has worked in Japan, he has developed strong experience in assisting foreign companies to invest in Japan, and Japanese companies to invest overseas.
His practice focuses on renewable and conventional power projects, resources acquisitions and joint ventures and major projects and corporate work.  Since the introduction of the Japanese renewable energy feed-in tariff regime in 2012, he has acted for numerous foreign renewable energy project investors to acquire and develop renewable energy projects in Japan.  His experience includes assisting clients on onshore and offshore wind projects inside and outside Japan, and he has been active in advising foreign companies on early stage offshore wind development projects inside Japan. He has particular experience in the negotiation of EPC contracts and subcontracts for renewable energy projects in Japan and financing for such projects. He has also assisted Japanese utilities, trading houses and energy companies investing in power projects in countries such as Thailand, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and other jurisdictions.
Prior to joining the Baker & McKenzie Tokyo office, Mr. Mac Pherson worked for the litigation and arbitration practice group at Baker & McKenzie’s Bangkok office between 1995 and 1998 and the major projects/corporate practice group at Baker & McKenzie Sydney’s office between 1999 and 2003.