Christian is a registered foreign lawyer (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi) in Japan and qualified in Ontario (Canada) and England.

Prior to joining WFW, Christian was a member of the energy, infrastructure, project and asset finance practice of White & Case, Tokyo and he has practiced aviation finance and project finance and delivery in leading international firms in Canada.

Christian has experience in a range of financing matters including asset, project and corporate finance transactions and related restructuring. Christian’s asset finance practice is focused on the aviation sector where he represents aircraft lessors, financial institutions, corporate owners and investors, and operators in a range of financing, leasing, and purchase and sale transactions.

Christian’s project finance and delivery practice is focused on the renewable energy sector where he represents international and Japanese clients.

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  • Advising Financial Partners Group Co., Ltd in the ECA-backed Japanese Operating Lease with Call Option (JOLCO) financing of 33 newbuild containership vessels for Seaspan Corporation and sub-chartered to leading international shipping companies.
  • Advising BNP Paribas in connection with the JOLCO financing of five Airbus A321 Aircraft for VietJet, marking the first-ever transaction completed for any Vietnamese company.
  • Advising multiple lessors in the LATAM Airlines chapter 11 process including negotiation and amendment to the leasing structure to convert from JOLCO to operating leases for assumption under the restructuring plan.
  • An Asian based project sponsor in the establishment of a joint venture vehicle for the purpose of bidding on select Japan offshore wind auction bids and future development of projects.
  • A European based project sponsor in the negotiation of a joint venture relationship and shareholder agreement for the purpose of bidding on and developing a specific Japan offshore wind auction site.


  1. 2012 · University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, cum laude, JD.
  2. 2010 · University of Sheffield, Social Science, School of East Asian Studies, MA.
  3. 2010 · Concordia University, Faculty of Arts & Science, Communications Studies, BA

memberships and associations

  1. Daini Tokyo Bar Association
  2. Law Society of Ontario
  3. Law Society of England
  4. American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
  5. Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan


クリスティアンは、日本における外国法事務弁護士(原資格国 カナダ・オンタリオ州)であり、オンタリオ州(カナダ)と英国で資格を有しています。



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  • Seaspan Corporation向けの新造コンテナ船33隻のECA(輸出信用機関)保証付、購入選択権付日本型オペレーティングリース(JOLCO)ファイナンシング、および大手国際海運会社へのサブチャーター案件において、Financial Partners Group Co., Ltdにアドバイスを提供
  • ベトナム企業向けの史上初の取引となった、Vietjet向けエアバスA321航空機5機のJOLCOファイナンシングに関連してBNPパリバにアドバイスを提供
  • リストラ計画を前提として、JOLCOからオペレーティングリースに転換するためのリーシングストラクチャーの交渉と修正を含む、LATAM航空の米連邦破産法第11章に基づく手続きにおいて、複数のリース会社にアドバイスを提供
  • 特定の日本の洋上風力オークションの入札や今後のプロジェクト開発の入札を目的としたジョイントベンチャービークルの設立につき、アジアを拠点とするプロジェクトのスポンサーを代理
  • 特定の日本の洋上風力オークションサイトの入札および開発を目的とした合弁関係および株主間契約の交渉につき、欧州を拠点とするプロジェクトのスポンサーを代理