Rich Kramer advises corporate and financial institutions on the development and financing of major global energy and infrastructure projects and other complex cross-border commercial transactions including construction, M&A, and joint ventures. He regularly advises on transactions in the oil and gas, conventional and renewable power, mining, medical device, media, and transportation sectors and has advised on major projects in North America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Rich is a former director at a major investment bank and has significant experience in bank finance, derivatives, investment funds, and structured financial products and regularly advises Japanese and non-Japanese companies and financial institutions in a wide range of corporate and financial regulatory and compliance-related issues.
Rich's recent experience prior to joining Jones Day in 2018 includes advising: Mitsubishi Corporation on the development and financing of the approximately 2,500 MW / 130 MIGD Facility D IWPP project in Qatar; a major Japanese contractor in relation to an approximately USD15 billion lump-sum turnkey EPC contract in North America; Perform Group in its approximately USD2 billion acquisition of internet broadcasting and streaming rights from J-League, the largest media rights transaction in Japanese sports history; and Equis Bioenergy in the development and financing of a 50 MW biomass power plant in Japan.
Rich has authored several articles and a novel and is fluent in written and spoken Japanese.
JERA to acquire minority stake in Formosa 1 offshore wind power project
Jones Day is advising JERA in the acquisition of a minority stake in the Formosa 1 offshore wind power project, located off the north-western coast of Taiwan.
- Columbia University (J.D. 2001; B.A. magna cum laude 1996); Clare College Cambridge (Exchange student, 1994-1995); Kyushu University, Japan (February-August 2000)
- Registered Foreign Lawyer in Japan (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association), New York, Hawaii, and England & Wales