Kentaro Shoji

Senior Associate


Kentaro’s practice focuses on the development and financing of various energy projects, representing domestic and international sponsors and developers.

He mainly works on project contracts, including EPC, BOP and O&M contracts. He acquired of great understanding of clients’ needs after a secondment at a Japanese major trading house in 2013 and 2014.

Prior to joining Orrick’s Tokyo Office, Kentaro worked in the Tokyo office of another international law firm where he engaged in cross-border M&A, finance transactions and dispute resolution.

    • 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 (231 MW).
    • Multinational companies in the development and construction of various renewable energy projects portfolio in Japan including PV and wind projects, as well as financing through project finance.
    • A leading hard drive manufacturer in its $4.8 billion acquisition of a Japanese hard disk drive manufacturer.
    • A Japan-based online game company in its acquisition of various online game contents companies.