Naoaki Eguchi is head of the the Baker & McKenzie banking and finance practice group in Tokyo. Naoaki is a member of the Japan Wind Power Association’s offshore wind power task force. He has also been a special member of the Cabinet Office’s PFI Promotion Committee since 2010.
Naoaki focuses his practice on project finance, infrastructure PPPs – especially in relation to airport and renewable energy. He has been involved in project finance for more than 150 solar power projects of over 2,000MW, and project finance for more than 15 wind power projects of over 280MW. He worked for MUFG, DBJ, Mizuho Bank and SMBC on a US$2.6 billion project finance arrangement for an integrated coal gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plant of 540MWx2 in Fukushima, Japan in 2017. He also worked for Japan Petroleum Exploration, Mitsui & Co, Osaka Gas and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical and Hokkaido Electric Power Co on the development and project financing of a natural gas-fired power generation project of 590MWx2 with US$1.2 billion finance in Fukushima, Japan in 2017. Naoaki is a member of the Tokyo Bar Association and has an LLM from University College London.