Rintaro Hirano is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. He has advised Japanese clients in a number of international projects, and he has experience in negotiating with host-country governments, international lenders, and contractors and sponsors in those projects. In particular, Mr Hirano was involved in large-scale infrastructure projects during a two-year secondment to the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). The sectors he covers range from transportation, such as rolling stock, light-rail concession, airports and toll roads, and telecommunications, such as submarine cable systems, to power and energy including conventional power projects, renewable power projects (solar, wind, etc.) and LNG projects. Mr Hirano earned an MBA from INSEAD in 2009, an LLM from Columbia Law School in 2007 and an LLB from the University of Tokyo in 2000. He is admitted to the Bar in Japan (2001) and New York, United States (2008).