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K&L Gates Adds Tokyo Finance Partner

12 June 2023

Tokyo – Global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Dominic Gregory as a finance partner in its Tokyo office. Gregory joins K&L Gates from the London office of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.

Gregory is qualified in England and Wales, Hong Kong, and Japan (as a foreign qualified lawyer – gaikokuho-jimubengoshi). He focuses his practice on project financings and project development work, mining and resource transactions, restructurings and event-driven deals, including asset finance, real estate finance, and acquisition finance. His projects experience covers all forms of renewable energy and conventional projects, including mining, oil and gas, nuclear and petrochemicals transactions, and many other types of infrastructure and asset classes, including aircraft, road, rail, ships, casinos, real estate developments, data centers, battery storage, and hydrogen transactions.

Gregory also has extensive experience with green finance and many aspects of sustainable business practices. He regularly lectures, writes, and consults in these areas and participates in related global bodies and committees.

In addition to Tokyo, Gregory has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, and London. He has developed important client relationships in Japan and across the Asia and EMEA regions and the Americas.

Robert Melson, co-leader of K&L Gates’ global Finance practice, said: “We are delighted to welcome Dominic to K&L Gates’ global Finance practice. His relationships and familiarity with the Japanese market, as well as his experience across key regional markets in Asia, will bolster our regional capabilities and complement our global practice, allowing us to continue providing clients with the service, knowledge, and advice they need to achieve their commercial aims.”

Gregory joins a number of other project finance and renewable energy partners arriving at the firm in the past year, including James Durnall (Sydney), Scott Graham (Pittsburgh), Sarah Park (Singapore), John Crossley (Kansas City), Jim Goettsch (Kansas City), Brogan Sullivan (Kansas City), and Maria Faconti (Austin).

Ryan Dwyer, Managing Partner, Tokyo, commented: “We anticipate Dominic’s experience and connections will be of immediate value to our regional and global clients. His dynamic practice, and his extensive involvement and insights in the green and sustainable finance sphere, align well with our existing capabilities and our vision for the future.”

K&L Gates’ global Finance practice integrates the many disciplines involved in financing and restructuring transactions across markets and industries around the globe. With lawyers in offices across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America, the practice maintains a balance between buy-side and sell-side representation in its work on behalf of lenders, borrowers, servicers, collateral managers, trustees, rating agencies, investors, and other participants in a wide array of financing transactions.

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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