DLA Piper Expands its Asian Energy Team with Appointment of Paul Fredrick in Tokyo
DLA Piper today announced the appointment of a leading energy lawyer, Paul Fredrick, ‘87 as Counsel in Japan. His extensive experience for Japanese companies in the oil and gas sector includes work on LNG projects and the acquisition and disposal of energy assets as well as cross-border pipeline projects in Asia, the Caspian, Middle East, Africa and Australia. Fredrick handles matters related to energy, finance, project development and international mergers and acquisitions. DLA Piper advises some of the world’s leading oil and gas companies as well as governments on projects, financing and energy-related issues. Prior to his appointment, Fredrick served as Counsel with a multinational energy law firm in Tokyo. He has also served as General Counsel for ITOCHU Oil Exploration Co. in Tokyo and worked for major law firms in California and Hawaii. Fredrick was recognized in 2006 by AsiaLaw as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ for his qualifications and experience in corporate governance, energy and natural resources, general corporate practice, merger & acquisitions and project finance. He serves as a member of the American Bar Association’s International Energy & Resources Transaction Committee and is a member of the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, and the Energy Bar Association. He graduated cum laude from the law school in 1987.