Lukas Kratochvil has more than 15 years of experience in cross-border M&A, international joint ventures, and project development in the energy and natural resources sector. He has advised extensively on the entire oil & gas value chain, renewable and clean energy, and mining. His recent Japan-outbound experience includes matters involving hydroelectric power, offshore wind, technology, automotive, downstream oil & gas (including refineries), and mining.
Based in Tokyo since 2006, Lukas has represented a wide range of Japanese and international clients on landmark transactions and projects in Japan and in more than 40 jurisdictions across the globe, particularly in Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa.
In addition, Lukas has frequently advised on corporate mandates in the technology sector, particularly with respect to complex international joint venture arrangements.
- College of Law, London (Legal Practice Course 2001); Oxford Brookes University (Common Professional Examination 2000); University of Oxford (M.A. and B.A. 1999)
- Registered Foreign Lawyer in Japan (Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association) and Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
- Recognized by his peers as being "very strong on energy work" (Chambers)
- English, German, Czech, Japanese