Photo, Hiroyuki Kitamura

Hiroyuki Kitamura

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)


Hiroyuki Kitamura is a member of the Finance & Projects Group in Baker McKenzie's Tokyo office. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked in a prominent Japanese law firm focusing on finance and corporate law.

Practice Focus

Hiroyuki focuses his practice on financial regulations, M&A of financial institutions, project finance, infrastructure fund, PFI, lease transactions, along with other banking, finance and general corporate matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Japanese financial institutions on financial regulations related to acquisitions of foreign financial institutions.
  • Advised foreign financial institutions on financial regulations applicable to their services in Japan.
  • Represented financial institutions and business operators in project finance transactions including acquisitions and infrastructure fund transactions, in connection with a large-scaled coal- and LNG-fired thermal power generation projects and renewable energy power generation (eg, wind and solar) projects.
  • Assisted a major Japanese financial institution in relation to a share transfer, company split, transfer of business and loan agreement.
  • Assisted a top sports manufacturer in dealing with litigation concerning derivative products.
  • Assisted a domestic machinery manufacturer in establishing a joint venture company in Taiwan and California.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dai-Ni Tokyo Bar Association - Member


  • Japan (2013)


  • Hitotsubashi University (LLM) (2011)
  • Sophia University (BA) (2009)


  • English
  • Japanese

Previous Offices

  • Sydney