Julien Bocobza

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Julien Bocobza

Julien Bocobza



Julien Bocobza is a banking, projects and export finance lawyer based in our Tokyo office. He focuses on the development, financing, acquisition and disposal of infrastructure and energy projects, predominantly in emerging markets.

Previously based in London, Julien has a broad experience of working across the power, water, infrastructure, oil and gas, petrochemicals, renewables and nuclear sectors.


Professional experience

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  • Master's Degree in Public Business Law, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 2004
  • Ecole de Formation des Barreaux de la Cour d'Appel de Paris, 2005
  • Master's Degree in Law, University of Melbourne School of Law, 2006
  • qualified in England & Wales
  • Avocat au barreau de Paris

Low carbon projects

  • Advising JBIC on the Moray Offshore Wind farm in Scotland (while on secondment at JBIC)
  • Representing the lenders on a 850 MW bid for a wind farm in Morocco
  • Advising ACWA Power on the development of a wind farm in Morocco
  • Representing Rosatom in the preparation of a model EPC contracts for foreign NPP projects
  • Representing sponsors on their bid to develop, finance, design, engineer, procure, construct, permit, test, commission, insure, own, operate and maintain the Sweihan PV Plant
  • Advising the sponsors in the bid for the Al-Jouf and Rafha Solar IPPs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Advising the sponsors on the development of the Dorper Wind Farm in South Africa. The project was awarded African Wind Deal of the Year 2012 by Project Finance 
  • Advising the lenders on the development and financing of the first wind project in Pakistan. The project was awarded Middle East Renewables Deal of the Year 2011 by Project Finance
  • Advising the sponsors, including Exxaro and Tata Power, on the development of the Amakhala Wind Farm in South Africa
  • Advising Nordex SE on the development of two wind farms in Turkey
  • Advising Petkim on the development of a wind farm in Turkey
  • Advising the lenders to a bidder on the potential development of a solar project in Israel
  • Advising financiers on the project financing of the Waterloo Wind Farm in South Australia
  • Advising International Power on the development of the proposed Mt Mercer Wind Farm in Victoria
  • Advising a joint venture between Pacific Hydro and SN Power for the development of La Higuera and La Confluencia Hydro Power Projects in Chile
  • Advising Pacific Hydro Chile on the development of the 110 MW Chacayes Hydro Power Project in Chile.

Other power projects

  • Representing the sponsors on the development and financing of the 1,320 MW Balkhash coal-fired power station in Kazakhstan
  • Advising Rabigh Arabian Water and Electricity Company on the development of an independent water, steam and power project in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia
  • Representing the sponsors for the 1,320 MW coal-fired power project at Port Qasim, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Representing Symbion Power on the refurbishment, operation and maintenance of a 40 MW HFO power plant in Mandroseza, Madagascar
  • Representing Symbion Power on the development of 50 MW methane gas to electricity project on Lake Kivu, Rwanda
  • Advising a bidder on the potential purchase of a majority stake in three IPPs in Asia and South America
  • Advising the lenders on various power bids in the Middle East, including Aramco CHP and Mirfa projects
  • Advising the potential purchaser of a minority stake in an LNG terminal in the UK.

Other infrastructure

  • Advising lenders (including JBIC) on the Taweelah IWP project in Abu Dhabi
  • Advising lenders on the acquisition, finance, upgrade, maintenance, management and operation of the 14 Regional Airports Project in Greece
  • Representing Clifford Capital, Standard Chartered and Mizuho, as the lenders to Hyflux, for the development and financing of the Qurayyat IWP in the Sultanate of Oman
  • Representing the lenders to Abengoa Water on the bid to build and finance the Barka and Sohar independent water projects in the Sultanate of Oman
  • Advising Sundance Resources on the development of the Mbalam/Nabeba iron ore mine rail and port integrated project in Cameroon and Congo
  • Advising Tata Steel UK Limited on the sale of certain assets of Teesside Cast Products to Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company Limited
  • Advising a bidder in the potential purchase of a minority stake in a consortium bidding for a PPP toll road project in the MENA region
  • Advising SPI PowerNet on the development of the transmission lines for the US$3.1bn Victorian Desalination Plant PPP Project
  • Advising SPI PowerNet on the development of the transmission lines for a power station at Mortlake, Victoria
  • Advising the Victorian Department of Transport on major rail infrastructure projects including:
    • Geelong Rail Access Improvement Project
    • Cranbourne Rail Corridor Project
    • Westall Project
    • Mildura Freight Upgrade Project
    • US$4bn Regional Rail Link Project
  • Advising the Department of Sustainability and Environment on the US$1bn Foodbowl Irrigation Project
  • Advising Perdaman Chemicals on the development of a US$4bn Urea Plant Project in Collie, Western Australia.
  • Co-author, Mozambique's Rovuma Basin LNG Regime, Project Finance NewsWire, May 2015
  • Co-author, Mozambique's New Petroleum Regime, Project Finance NewsWire, November 2014
  • French
  • English


Asia Projects and Project Finance

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