Global law firm White & Case has advised Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. (JAPEX) on the acquisition through its U.S. subsidiary of an equity interest in Gulf Coast LNG Holdings, which owns an interest in the Freeport LNG project in Texas, from JERA Americas for approximately $380 million.

The Freeport LNG project plays a critical role in the liquefaction and export of natural gas from the U.S. and represents a significant asset in the global energy landscape, White & Case said in a statement.

The White & Case team, which advised on the transaction, was led by partner Nels Hansen and local partner Kristian Bradshaw (Tokyo) and included partners David Dreier (New York), Farhad Jalinous, Rebecca Farrington and Cristina Brayton-Lewis (Washington, DC) and Strati Sakellariou-Witt (Brussels), counsel Ryan Brady (Washington, DC) and Laura Mulry (Los Angeles) and associates Brendan Harvey and Shintaro Kitayama (Tokyo).

White & Case recently expanded its Tokyo offerings with the addition of Sayako Shiraki as local partner and Hiroto Nakayama as counsel. Both were managing associates at Linklaters.



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