Yuko is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure Group. Her practice mainly focuses on M&A, project financing, and permits and authorizations of renewable energy projects. She also handles real estate transactions, environmental conservation and fintech matters.

Before joining Orrick, Yuko was an associate at the Tokyo office of s Japanese law firm. Previously, she worked in the Malaysian office of BirdLife International, an international environmental NGO. She also worked for the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, where she was involved in environmental and social compliance matters with relation to yen-denominated loan projects.

Yuko is a member of the environmental preservation committees of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.

    • Conducted legal due diligence for clients on 26 solar projects (total 1244 MW) and 24 wind projects (total 233 MW) in Japan, as of November 2018.
    • Setouchi Future Creations LLC, a special purpose company consisting of GE Energy Financial Services, Toyo Engineering and Kuni Umi Asset Management, in securing $1.1 billion debt and equity financing for Japan's largest solar facility (235 MW).
    • Representation of a Japanese company and US investors in the development and financing of 121.6 MW wind energy project which will be the largest wind energy project in Japan.
    • Representation of multiple investors in the development of, and the over JPY 10 billion syndicated project financing for, one of the largest mega solar projects in the Kanto area surrounding Tokyo.

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