Kan Kumano

Kan Kumano

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)


Kan Kumano is a member of the Firm’s Finance & Projects Group.

Practice Focus

Kan focuses his practice on structured finance, including project finance, lease financing, financial regulation and other finance-related matters, as well as renewable energy projects, Private Finance Initiative / Public-Private Partnership projects and general corporate legal matters. He drafts a variety of agreements, conducts contract negotiations and provides legal advice.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented domestic and overseas financial institutions and business operators in project finance transactions involving renewable energy (eg, solar, wind, biomass and geothermal) and LNG-fired power generation projects.
  • Represented financial institutions, business operators and public sector entities in Private Finance Initiative / Public-Private Partnership projects, including water services, toll roads, airports, urban parks, satellite systems, schools, government buildings, hospitals, water purification plants, recycling centers and other facilities.
  • Provided legal advice to overseas financial institutions and Fintech companies on financial regulations applicable to their services in Japan.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tokyo Bar Association - Member


  • Japan (2014)


  • New York University School of Law (LLM in Corporate Law) (2020)
  • Waseda Law School (Juris Doctor) (2013)
  • Waseda University (Bachelor of Laws) (2011)


  • English
  • Japanese