Partner, Co-head of the Renewable and Clean Energy Group Baker & McKenzie
Naoaki Eguchi is head of the Tokyo office’s Banking & Finance Practice Group and co-head of its Renewable and Clean Energy Group. Naoaki’s practice focuses on project finance, infrastructure PPP and PFI. He has been a special member of the Cabinet Office (Naikaku-fu)’s PFI Promotion Committee since 2010 and is a member of the Japan Wind Power Association’s Offshore Wind Task Force. Representative work for Naoaki includes Marubeni’s 82 MW Oita No. 6 solar power plant, SB Energy / Mitsui & Co’s 111 MW Tomatoh and 43 MW Yonago solar power plants and Renova’s 40 MW Futtsu solar power plant among more than 200 projects totalling over 2,500 MW. He has worked on more that 17 wind power projects totalling more than 300 MW, including the Horonobe and Saraki Tomanai projects in Hokkaido, the Rokkasho mura project in Aomori, the Hachiryu project in Akita, the Wajima project in Ishikawa, the Misakicho project in Ehime, the Hibikinada project in Kita Kyushu and the Akita Port project. Naoaki has also been involved in several deals involving biomass power plants, including the 20 MW Mukaihama wood chip biomass power plant and the 13 MW Agatsuma biomass power plant. He is now working on financing of two 75 MW and four 50 MW biomass power plant projects. He was involved in project finance (1) to Universal Studios financed bySumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, the Development Bank of Japan and other syndicated banks (USD 1.1 billion), (2) to Soma Port 1,180 MW Gas-to-Power (USD 1.3 billion) for JAPEX, Mitsui & Co and other sponsors and, (3) to Fukushima 1,080 MW IGCC coal power project (USD 2.65 billion) for MUFG Bank and other syndicated banks.