Yui Ota-Barclay Managing associate

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Yui Ota-Barclay

Yui Ota-Barclay
Managing associate

T: +44 20 7809 2712 M: +44 7554 316 861 Email Yui | vCard Office: London

Yui is a cross-border banking and finance lawyer, specialised in maritime and energy sectors. She focuses on working with Japanese clients, utilising her language capabilities and cultural understanding. She is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion.
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Yui has extensive experience working on various types of maritime and energy transactions, such as traditional debt financings for LNG carriers and FPSOs. She is also experienced in other types of financing including JOLCO and bond financing. Prior to joining Stephenson Harwood, she worked in the Tokyo and London offices of another top-tier international law firm.

She works with her clients with a commercial mindset and utilises her awareness of cultural differences when working on cross-border transactions. 

She is actively involved in diversity, equity and inclusion events and served as a committee member for the Kanagawa Prefecture Gender Equality Committee while residing in Japan.

 
  • Finance
  • Ship and offshore finance

Advising a Japanese bank and the other international lenders in relation to the non-recourse financing of two mid-size LNG carrier newbuildings (built by a PRC shipbuilder) for a consortium of Japanese and international sponsors, for charter to one of the national energy companies in Southeast Asia. 

Advising a leading international bank in relation to a Japanese Operating Lease with Call Option (JOLCO) transaction for financing of two car carriers.  These ships are operated solely on LNG.  

Advising a leading Japanese financial institution in relation to purchases of shipping loan portfolios from a leading international bank.

Advising leading Japanese and international banks (including ECAs) on various FSO and FPSO financings for Japanese sponsors, to be chartered on long term charter in Brazil.  

Advising a major Japanese trading house in relation to the double sale and leaseback of an LNG carrier, including in relation to the sale and purchase, chartering and multiple quiet enjoyment arrangements.  

More: Finance

Advising a Japanese bank and the other international lenders in relation to the non-recourse financing of two mid-size LNG carrier newbuildings (built by a PRC shipbuilder) for a consortium of Japanese and international sponsors, for charter to one of the national energy companies in Southeast Asia. 

Advising a leading international bank in relation to a Japanese Operating Lease with Call Option (JOLCO) transaction for financing of two car carriers.  These ships are operated solely on LNG.  

Advising a leading Japanese financial institution in relation to purchases of shipping loan portfolios from a leading international bank.

Advising leading Japanese and international banks (including ECAs) on various FSO and FPSO financings for Japanese sponsors, to be chartered on long term charter in Brazil.  

Advising a major Japanese trading house in relation to the double sale and leaseback of an LNG carrier, including in relation to the sale and purchase, chartering and multiple quiet enjoyment arrangements.  

More: Ship and offshore finance

  • Energy and natural resources
  • Offshore

Advising leading Japanese and international banks (including ECAs) on various FSO and FPSO financings for Japanese sponsors, to be chartered on long term charter in Brazil.  

Advising Japanese sponsors in relation to the investment, project documents and financing for a major gas FPSO project in Australia.

Advising bank syndicate, led by a major international bank based in Europe, on various Brazilian FPSO financings for a major European operator.  

Advising leading Japanese and international banks (including ECAs) on a bond refinancing of an FPSO project in Brazil.  

More: Energy and natural resources

Advising leading Japanese and international banks (including ECAs) on various FSO and FPSO financings for Japanese sponsors, to be chartered on long term charter in Brazil.  

Advising Japanese sponsors in relation to the investment, project documents and financing for a major gas FPSO project in Australia.

Advising bank syndicate, led by a major international bank based in Europe, on various Brazilian FPSO financings for a major European operator.  

Advising leading Japanese and international banks (including ECAs) on a bond refinancing of an FPSO project in Brazil.  

More: Offshore

  • Japan
  • South America

Advising a Japanese bank and the other international lenders in relation to the non-recourse financing of two mid-size LNG carrier newbuildings (built by a PRC shipbuilder) for a consortium of Japanese and international sponsors, for charter to one of the national energy companies in Southeast Asia. 

Advising a leading international bank in relation to a Japanese Operating Lease with Call Option (JOLCO) transaction for financing of two car carriers.  These ships are operated solely on LNG.  

Advising a leading Japanese financial institution in relation to purchases of shipping loan portfolios from a leading international bank.

Advising leading Japanese and international banks (including ECAs) on various FSO and FPSO financings for Japanese sponsors, to be chartered on long term charter in Brazil.  

Advising a major Japanese trading house in relation to the double sale and leaseback of an LNG carrier, including in relation to the sale and purchase, chartering and multiple quiet enjoyment arrangements.  

Advising Japanese sponsors in relation to the investment, project documents and financing for a major gas FPSO project in Australia.

Advising leading Japanese and international banks (including ECAs) on a bond refinancing of an FPSO project in Brazil.  

More: Japan

Advising bank syndicate, led by a major international bank based in Europe, on various Brazilian FPSO financings for a major European operator.  

Advising leading Japanese and international banks (including ECAs) on various FSO and FPSO financings for Japanese sponsors, to be chartered on long term charter in Brazil.  

Advising leading Japanese and international banks (including ECAs) on a bond refinancing of an FPSO project in Brazil.  

More: South America

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