Energy expert relocates to White & Case in Tokyo

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Energy expert relocates to White & Case in Tokyo
Julien Bocobza

Energy and project finance specialist Julien Bocobza has strengthened White & Case’s global project development and finance practice as a partner in Tokyo. He relocated from London, where he was a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright for eight years.

Bocobza advises on the development, financing and acquisition of energy and infrastructure projects. He is experienced in advising projects across the renewables, hydrogen, nuclear, conventional power and infrastructure sectors around the globe.

White & Case’s partner and head of the global development and finance practice in London, Mark Castillo-Bernaus, said that the energy transition is changing how the private and public sectors consider their energy production mix and the technologies that are transforming that mix towards low carbon.

“This is increasing client demand for sophisticated advice on renewable energy projects, particularly offshore wind, transition projects, such as LNG to power and the phasing out of fossil fuel projects like coal power plants, and associated infrastructure and new technology projects, including energy storage and hydrogen,” said Castillo-Bernaus.

Bocobza will work closely with Kristian Bradshaw, a local partner in Tokyo, who just joined the firm in April after moving from his role as a general counsel at Japan’s leading energy exploration and production company Inpex Corporation.