Übersicht

Rupert Burrows is the Managing Partner of the firm's Tokyo office. Rupert is highly regarded in Japan for his broad experience in projects work, particularly international infrastructure projects in the energy and chemical sectors and related corporate M&A. Rupert has lived and worked in Japan for more than 25 years and is fluent in Japanese.

His clients include all of the major Japanese trading houses as well as a large number of Japanese utilities and banks. He has a wealth of experience advising Japanese companies on cross-border acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and other investments.

Rupert has been ranked as the most highly regarded lawyer for Energy and Natural Resources by Who’s Who Legal Japan (2018),  as a Highly Regarded Lawyer in both Energy and Infrastructure (Japan) and Project Development (Japan) by IFLR 1000, a Leading Individual in Projects and Energy: International Firms and Joint Ventures (Japan) by Legal 500 Asia Pacific and recognised in both Projects & Energy: International (Japan) and Construction (Japan) by Chambers Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Rupert was the managing partner of the Tokyo office of another international law firm.

Sprachkenntnisse

  • Englisch
  • Japanisch

Erfahrung

Power and Water

  • Advised a Japan-US nuclear alliance company as consortium leader of one of the three shortlisted bidders for the UAE Civil Nuclear Program.
  • Advised a Japanese multinational industrial company as EPC contractor on the PBMR nuclear power project in South Africa.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company on its acquisition of a 44 percent stake in Myanmar Power Pte Ltd.
  • Advised a Japanese-Thai JV as owner in relation to the EPC contracts for 12 SPP Projects in Thailand.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company as EPC contractor to Gulf JP on seven SPP Projects in Thailand.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company as EPC contractor on the Tanjung Bin (2100 MW) coal fired power project in Malaysia.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company as EPC contractor on the Jimah (1400 MW) coal fired power project in Malaysia.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company as EPC contractor on the Port Dickson II (750 MW) thermal power project in Malaysia.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company as EPC contractor on the Prai (350 MW) gas fired power project in Malaysia.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company on its acquisition (and on its subsequent sale) of a stake in SIPCO SPP in Thailand.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company as successful bidder, sponsor and preferred equity financier on the US$6 billion acquisition and financing of a portfolio of IPP projects around the world from Edison Mission Energy.
  • Advised a Japanese utility on its acquisition of a 40 percent stake in Chiahui Power Corporation (CPC) in Taiwan.
  • Advised a Japanese export financing institution and commercial lenders on the Vung Ang 2 IPP in Vietnam.
  • Advised a Japanese export financing institution on the financing of the Phu My 3 power project in Vietnam and the Mindanao power project in the Philippines.
  • Advised a Japanese utility on the sale of its 50 percent interest in a Spanish Wind Farm.
  • Advised a Japanese client on its acquisition of a stake in the Pendopo power project in Indonesia.
  • Advised a Japanese client on its proposed acquisition of a stake in Bali Energy.
  • Advised a Japanese client on its proposed acquisition of a wind farm in Canada.
  • Advised a Singaporean utility on its re-powering and co-generation expansion project in Singapore.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company as EPC contractor for the Tanjung Jati B expansion project in Indonesia.
  • Advised Japanese sponsors on their participation in the 4x110 Nam Ngum 3 Lao-Thai cross border hydro power project.
  • Advised a Japanese multinational industrial company and a Japanese trading company as EPC contractors on the Haripur (365 MW) gas fired power project in Bangladesh.
  • Advised a Japanese multinational industrial company and a Japanese trading company as EPC contractors on the Vizag 1040 MW coal fired power station in Andhra Pradesh, India.

LNG

  • Advised a Japanese utility on its strategic alliance with Engie in relation to LNG procurement.
  • Advised a Japanese export financing institution and commercial lenders on the Donggi Senoro LNG project in Indonesia.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company on its equity investment in QatarGas3.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company on its proposed investment in QatarGas4.
  • Advised Japanese and French sponsors on the long term LNG SPAs for the sale into N. Asia from the Ichthys LNG Project in Australia.
  • Advised sponsor on its investment into and offtake from Brass LNG Project in Nigeria.
  • Advised a Japanese utility on an LNG portfolio sale and purchase agreement.
  • Advised a Japanese utility on a long term LNG SPA form Malaysia LNG.
  • Advised sponsor seller on the SPA issues on the Tangguh LNG projects in Indonesia.
  • Advised Japanese buyer on the SPA issues on the Sakhalin II LNG Project.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company on its proposed participation in the Mariscal Sucre LNG Project in Venezuela.
  • Advised PNG LNG project company on contracting and structuring issues.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company on corporate issues on the Sakhalin I project.
  • Advised a Japanese engineering company on the EPC contract for the Dahej LNG Terminal Project in Gujurat, India.
  • Advised a Japanese multinational industrial company on its EPC contract for a LNG storage facility in Taiwan.

Oil & Gas

  • Advised Japanese sponsors on the development and financing of the Kangean field in Indonesia.
  • Advised a Japanese oil exploration company on its joint bid to acquire the Murphy Oil's interest in six oil and gas blocks offshore Malaysia.
  • Advised a national petroleum company on the negotiation of Production Sharing Contracts for onshore Blocks L and M in Brunei.
  • Advised a Japanese oil exploration company on its acquisition of an interest in the Brae field in the North Sea.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company on investments in three oil and gas fields off Western Australia and Indonesia (Java).
  • Advised a Japanese trading company on its acquisition of an interest in the Langsa FPSO operating off Indonesia.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company on its investment in a MOPU.

Petrochemicals

  • Advised Japanese and local sponsors and local project company on Trinidad and Tobago Methanol and DME project.
  • Advised Japanese and local sponsors on the Cilacap refinery project in Indonesia.
  • Advised Japanese and local sponsors and the local project company on the development and project financing of a methanol production facility in Brunei.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company on its acquisition of a stake in the Las Raffan Condensate Refinery in Qatar.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company in relation to its acquisition of Shell's Liquid Petroleum Gas business in the Philippines.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company and other Japanese consortium members on their acquisition of a 35 percent stake (via JAMC) and subsequent development and project financing of the SIPC Methanol Project in AI Jubail City Saudi Arabia.
  • Advised a Japanese chemicals company on its joint venture tender and negotiations with Saudi Aramco for the development of the US$8 billion integrated refinery and petrochemicals facility at Rabigh on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia.
  • Advised a Japanese export financing institution, a Japanese bank and other members of a consortium of international lenders on the financing of a US$300m Asian Silicone Monomer project in Thailand, a joint venture between Shin-Etsu Chemical, GE and Toshiba, and the largest silicones manufacturing plant in Asia.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company as co-sponsor on the financing of Bataan Polyethylene Corporation's polyethylene plant in Marileves, Bataan, the Philippines.

Mining

  • Advised a Japanese trading company as joint sponsor on the development and financing of the Bontang Coal Line in Kalimantan.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company as joint sponsor on the development and financing of the Batu Hijau gold and copper mine in Indonesia.
  • Advised a Japanese corporation on its bid for a stake in a uranium mine in Namibia.

Rail

  • Advised a Japanese multinational industrial company on its successful negotiation of US$3.5 billion turnkey EPC contract for the Dubai Light Rail Project in Dubai.
  • Advised a Japanese multinational industrial company on the Bangkok subway project.
  • Advised a Japanese multinational industrial company on the Taiwan bullet train project.
  • Advised a Japanese multinational industrial company on the Delhi metro project.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company on the long term supply of newly manufactured and refurbished locomotives to Spoornet, a division of Transnet Limited of South Africa, under the Spoornet Main Line Investment Program.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company as contractor on the Light Rail System for the Palm Jumeirah.

Ausbildung

University of Birmingham, Bachelor of Law

Zulassung

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  • England and Wales
  • Japan (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi)
  • Leading Individual – Projects and Energy: International Firms and Joint Ventures, Japan – Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2018-2019)
  • Highly Regarded Lawyer – Energy and Infrastructure, Japan – IFLR 1000 (2018-2019)
  • Highly Regarded Lawyer – Project Development, Japan – IFLR 1000 (2018-2019)
  • Projects & Energy: International, Japan – Chambers Asia-Pacific (2018-2019)
  • Construction, Japan – Chambers Asia-Pacific (2018-2019)
  • Most Highly Regarded – Energy & Natural Resources – Who's Who Legal Japan (2018)