King & Spalding hires former senior ADB exec

The public-private partnership expert will serve as a senior advisor in Tokyo

King & Spalding hires former senior ADB exec

King & Spalding has added a public-private partnership expert to its base in Tokyo.

Ryuichi Kaga has been hired as a senior advisor, joining the firm’s global transactions and finance practice. He was previously the head of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Office of Public-Private Partnership, before he left in September last year.

Kaga, who has more than 35 years’ experience in the international finance market, has been with ADB since 2012. He also spent 22 years at the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, where he was Asia and Pacific executive office and project finance department director general.

His focus is on projects and PPPs, where he can use his expertise in project structuring and financial products to work on major infrastructure, oil and gas, mining, manufacturing, and partnership matters. Kaga has worked with a wide array of clients, including development agencies, export credit agencies, commercial financial institutions, sovereign agencies, project sponsors, operators, and EPC contractors.

“Ryuichi has unique insights into the project finance and infrastructure markets, both regionally and internationally, that strengthen our existing projects and energy capabilities for our clients in Tokyo and Asia,” said John McClenahan, King & Spalding’s Tokyo managing partner. “His experience at the very centre of some of Asia’s most important financial institutions – JBIC and ADB – also provides great opportunities for our clients to understand the issues and drivers for successfully financing complex energy and infrastructure projects. Ryuichi also has a deep understanding of the needs of regional governments when it comes to their infrastructure and PPP programs.”

 

Related stories:
King & Spalding takes Clifford Chance PE head
Here are the highest-earning Trump administration lawyers
 

Recent articles & video

Piper Alderman partner reflects on cutting his teeth in the London legal scene

Australian Family Lawyers implements novel parental leave policy

Hamilton Locke makes six senior promotions

Only half of 2018 US law grads are employed at law firms

Clayton Utz, G+T celebrate completion of $8.9bn Crown Resorts acquisition

Dentons promotes 26 to senior positions in Australia

Most Read Articles

Lucky 13 make partner in KWM's mid-year promotions cycle

Depp vs Heard: Shattering stereotypes against women as legal advocates

Journo's 'ill-advised' Logies speech delays trial in Brittany Higgins case

Clayton Utz, G+T celebrate completion of $8.9bn Crown Resorts acquisition