Sean Conaty

Sean Conaty


Email [email protected]​

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 experience as a seasoned project finance practitioner to some of the largest and most complex projects in Asia. He has advised sponsors, lenders and governments on a wide variety of projects including power, airports, seaports, water and social infrastructure. He has worked from all sides of the table giving him a unique perspective on different players' needs and objectives. 

Sean’s practice has a focus on the energy sector where he has advised on several of the largest hydropower IPPs and geothermal IPPs in Asia, as well as solar and other renewable energy IPPs. Sean also has extensive experience with conventional power IPPs including gas-to-power and coal-fired power plants, as well as major LNG projects. 

The breadth and depth of Sean’s experience make him an ideal partner for energy and infrastructure projects in the region and he can provide a comprehensive service including advising on project structuring, legal due diligence, risk allocation, project agreements, and financing agreements.

Sean works from our Tokyo office and his practice covers the entire South East Asian region. Sean commenced his career in Sydney, Australia and has also previously been based in Thailand (Bangkok), Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City), Indonesia (Jakarta), and Singapore.

Awards and recognitions


Leading individual in Projects & Energy - International
Chambers Asia-Pacific


Leading individual in Projects & Energy - International
Chambers Global


Projects & Energy: International Firms and Joint Ventures - Recommended
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific

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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