Andrew Hughes

Of Counsel


Andrew Hughes, Of Counsel in the Tokyo office, focuses his practice on representing international equity investors and developers in the acquisition, financing and development, and disposition of solar and wind energy projects; advising renewable energy operators and energy purchasers on corporate PPAs; and representing Japanese investors in investments in overseas renewable energy projects.

Andrew also has significant experience advising on sophisticated real estate and asset finance transactions involving global opportunity funds, banks and other financial institutions.

Prior to joining Orrick’s Energy and Infrastructure Group, Andrew was an in-house counsel at GREE Inc. and Electronic Arts where he gained experience in various corporate and commercial transactions, including joint ventures, cross-border M&A and general corporate matters.

Not Admitted in Japan.

    • Pattern Energy Group LP in the sale of its directly-owned Japanese assets and 100% of its interest in Green Power Investment Corporation to NTT Anode Energy Corporation and JERA Co., Inc. This is the largest deal ever for a renewable energy company in Japan.
    • Pattern Energy and Green Power Investment in connection with investment structuring and senior and equity back leverage financing for multiple wind projects in Japan.
    • A U.S. based developer in connection with investment structuring and senior and offshore mezzanine financing for multiple large-scale wind and solar projects in Japan.
    • Japanese and international developers and offtakers in structuring and negotiating corporate PPAs for Japan renewable energy projects.
    • Daiwa Energy & Infrastructure Co. Ltd in its partnership with a California-based renewable energy investment and development company focusing on developing U.S. renewable energy projects and acquisition, including over 1.0 GWac of solar and 2.5 GWh of BESS projects under development in the U.S.
    • A European investor in the acquisition and cross-border refinancing of an operating solar project in Japan.
    • A major U.S. based data center operator in connection with project financing transactions for the construction of hyperscale data centers in Japan and Australia.