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Yoshiaki Otsuki

Yoshiaki Otsuki

Associate

Yoshiaki Otsuki is a legal expert in the area of Energy and Natural Resources. He has vast experience in representing several Japanese utility companies in respect of their import business of LNGs and biomass fuels, as well as other corporate deals involving such utility companies.
He also has substantial expertise in Japanese Mining Law and the practices prevalent in Japan thereunder, in respect of which, he represents many foreign mining companies for their mining projects in Japan.
He was seconded to JOGMEC, where he was involved in many upstream projects of oil and natural gas, as well as metal and minerals. He has additional experience in capital markets transactions and advised clients on several IPOs and issue of Samurai Bonds.

He has recently been focusing on developing his expertise in solar power generation projects in Japan.

Otsuki Yoshiaki

Practice Areas

Practice Groups

  • Capital Markets Group
  • Energy Practice Group

Background

Mar 2004 The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
2003 - 2004 The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Oct 2004 - Mar 2022 Nishimura & Asahi
2011 University of Southern California Gould School of Law (LL.M.)
2011 - 2012 Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, London office
2012 Woo Kwan Lee & Lo, Hong Kong office
2012 - 2014 Seconded to Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation

Publications

Oct 2021
Aug 2021
Recent regulatory developments in hydrogen energy use International Law Office Newsletter
Jun 2021
Japan’s Hydrogen Energy Development Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence Vol. 19
Feb 2021
Introduction to Mining Law International Law Office Newsletter
Mar 2020
Getting the Deal Through - Mining 2019 (Japan Chapter) Getting the Deal Through - Mining 2019
Jul 2019
Mar 2019
Jan 2019
Getting the Deal Through - Mining 2018 (Japan Chapter) Getting the Deal Through - Mining 2018
Jul 2018
Getting the Deal Through - Mining 2017 (Japan Chapter) Getting the Deal Through - Mining 2017
Jul 2017
Aug 2016

Lectures

Basic Seminar for Oil & Gas Contracts Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)
May 21, 2021
Basic Seminar for Oil & Gas Contracts Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)
Aug 21, 2020
Basic Seminar for Oil & Gas Contracts Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)
May 17, 2019
The Legal System Relating to LNG Receiving Terminals in Japan Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)
Dec 11, 2018
The Legal System Relating to LNG Receiving Terminals in Japan Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)
Aug 13, 2018
The Legal System Relating to LNG Receiving Terminals in Japan Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)
Jun 25, 2018
Oil and Gas Contracts Japan Petroleum Development Association
Jun 30, 2015

Professional Admissions

  • Japan (2004)
  • New York (2012)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association

Languages

  • Japanese (first language)
  • English