Sean Conaty

Sean Conaty


Email sean.conaty@​

Phone +81 3 5157 8261

Fax +81 3 5157 8210

LanguagesEnglish, Thai

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Leading Lawyer in Banking, Energy and infrastructure, Project development, Project finance

IFLR 1000

As a partner in our Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects Group, Sean applies his expertise as a seasoned project finance practitioner to some of the most complex and challenging transactions in the South East Asian region. 

His main area of focus is the energy sector but his practice also covers infrastructure (including seaports, airports and water) and general finance. Sean works from our Tokyo office and his practice covers the entire South East Asian region and also into South Asia and Central Asia. Since joining Hogan Lovells in 2012, Sean's practice has focused heavily on energy and infrastructure projects in Indonesia and the Philippines. Prior to that, Sean was based for several years on the ground in Thailand and Vietnam and his practice continues to have a strong Mekong flavour. 

A strong negotiator, Sean has advised lenders, sponsors and governments on a wide variety of major projects, and his experience working from all sides of the table gives him a deep understanding of different players' needs and objectives.

Education and admissions


Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, The College of Law

Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), The University of Sydney, 1999

Bachelor of Science, The University of New South Wales, 1995

Bar admissions and qualifications

New South Wales

Japan - Daini Tokyo Bar Association (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi)

Representative experience

Advising Asian Development Bank (ADB) and a syndicate of Philippine banks on the financing for the expansion of the Mactan Cebu airport.

Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI), and international lenders in connection with the financing of the 1.32GW Van Phong 1 coal-fired power plant project in Vietnam – first project to be financed under the 70:30 FCR in Vietnam

Advising Medco Energi on the project financing of the Donggi-Senoro LNG project.

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