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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Marunouchi Eiraku Building, 20th floor
4-1 Marunouchi 1-chome

Tel: +81.3.6268.6727
Fax: +81.3.6268.6711


Simon Barrett is the head of the law firm’s Finance practice in Tokyo and a member of the global Energy & Infrastructure practice.

Simon specializes in the development and financing of major infrastructure projects particularly those in the transportation, power, water, chemicals and petrochemicals sectors. Simon has advised procuring authorities, project sponsors, lenders, sub-contractors and offtakers on all aspects of structuring and documenting transactions.

Simon has particular experience advising on the drafting and negotiation of high-value engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts, and he acts regularly for both project owners and EPC contractors on the terms of their EPC and related contracts.

As part of his practice, Simon also advises on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including joint ventures, cross border M&A and debt restructurings.

Simon has worked in London and Tokyo and advised Japanese and international clients on their overseas investments including those in the Middle East, South East Asia, China and Europe.

Simon has spent much of his career working for Japanese corporates and financial institutions in Tokyo and his experience includes a two-year secondment to the legal department of a leading Japanese trading house.

Simon is an English law qualified solicitor and is licensed to practice in Japan as a Foreign Admitted Lawyer (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi).

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman:

Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with an industry focus on energy & natural resources, financial services including financial institutions, real estate & construction, and technology. Based in the world’s major financial, technology and energy centers, Pillsbury counsels clients on global business, regulatory and litigation matters. We work in multidisciplinary teams that allow us to understand our clients’ objectives, anticipate trends and bring a 360-degree perspective to complex business and legal issues—helping clients to take greater advantage of new opportunities, meet and exceed their objectives, and better mitigate risk. This collaborative work style helps produce the results our clients seek.

The needs of Pillsbury’s clients are often international in scope. To meet those needs, Pillsbury’s U.S. and international offices form a fully integrated network that advises clients doing business around the globe. As a result, nearly one-third of our work touches overseas.

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