Nossaman LLP

Yukiko Kojima

Partner

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Yukiko Kojima is a member of the Firm's Infrastructure Practice Group and has extensive experience with public-private partnerships and innovative project financing. 

Prior to joining Nossaman, she was a partner at a leading Canadian PPP law firm and was based out of its Vancouver and Tokyo offices.  She represented concessionaires on numerous award-winning PPP projects in Canada, including the Canada Line Rapid Transit Project.  She also represented Japanese clients doing business in Canada as well as clients seeking to participate in projects across Asia, and acted on behalf of national and multinational businesses on a broad range of corporate/commercial and lending matters.

Prior to joining such firm, she practiced with the mergers & acquisitions teams of top-tier firms in New York and Toronto, acting on behalf of corporations and financial advisers in connection with high value public and private mergers & acquisitions transactions. 

Ms Kojima is conversationally fluent in Japanese.

Representative Work

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) – I-4 Ultimate Project.  Key member of Nossaman team advising FDOT on the procurement and development of contract documents for the reconstruction of 21 miles of the I-4 from west of Kirkman Road in Orange County to east of State Road 434 in Seminole County.  The project includes the addition of four tolled express lanes, reconstruction or new construction of interchanges and bridges, and all associated improvements to adjacent cross-roads, frontage roads and ramps.  The estimated $2 billion project is being procured as a public-private partnership using an availability payment compensation structure.

New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) – Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project. Key member of Nossaman team that advised NYSTA and NYSDOT on the procurement and development of contract documents for the development of a new bridge and related facilities across the Hudson River near Tarrytown, NY, and the demolition of the existing 3-mile bridge. Services included drafting procurement and contract documents, analysis of legal issues affecting the project, assessment of risk and development of matrix regarding allocation of risks, participation in one-on-one meetings with proposers, and drafting addenda and other communications with proposers.  The $3.1 billion design-build contract was awarded on a best-value basis to Tappan Zee Constructors, a team led by Fluor Enterprises, Inc., in December 2012.

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) – Statewide Toll System Integration and Maintenance.  Primary member of Nossaman team advising TxDOT on the procurement and development of contract documents for the development, installation, integration, testing and maintenance of future and existing open road toll collection systems around the State of Texas. TransCore, LP was awarded the contract on June 18, 2012.

Canada Line Rapid Transit Project.  Primary member of team that advised the successful proponent, InTransit BC Limited Partnership, in respect of the Cdn $2 billion Canada Line rapid transit project connecting downtown Vancouver with Vancouver International Airport and the City of Richmond.  The project was awarded the prestigious North American Transport Deal of the Year by Project Finance Magazine and Infrastructure Deal of the Year - Americas by PFI Magazine (2005) and was named by Infrastructure Journal as one of the 100 most innovative and socially significant infrastructure projects in the world (2010).  Also acted as lead external counsel to InTransit BC following financial close on all legal matters arising in connection with the project.

Golden Ears Bridge Project.  Primary member of team that advised the successful proponent in respect of the Cdn $1 billion Golden Ears Bridge Project in Vancouver, British Columbia, which won numerous awards, including North American PPP Deal of the Year from Project Finance and North American Deal of the Year from PFI Magazine (2006) and Infrastructure Journal's Global Deal of the Year (2007).

Quinte Consolidated Courthouse Project.  Primary member of team that advised the successful proponent in respect of the design-build-finance-maintain (DBFM) availability payment concession for the Quinte Consolidated Courthouse Project in Belleville, Ontario.

Surrey Pre-Trial Services Centre Expansion Project.  Primary member of team that advised the successful proponent in respect of the design-build-finance-maintain availability payment concession for the Surrey Pre-Trial Services Centre Expansion Project in Surrey, British Columbia. The project was awarded CCPPP's Gold Award for Project Financing in 2011. 

Kicking Horse Canyon Highway Project.  Primary member of team that advised the successful proponent in respect of the Cdn $130 million Kicking Horse Canyon highway project in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Calgary Ring Road Project.  Primary member of team that advised the successful proponent in respect of the Cdn $650 million Calgary Ring Road Project.

Forensics Services and Coroners Complex Project.  Primary member of team that advised the successful proponent in respect of the Forensics Services and Coroners Complex Project in Toronto, Ontario.

Alberta Schools II Project.  Primary member of team that advised the successful proponent in respect of the Alberta Schools II Project in Alberta.

South East Stoney Trail Project.  Advised a shortlisted bidder in respect of the South East Stoney Trail Project in Calgary, Alberta.

Quebec Autoroute 25 Project.  Advised a European lending syndicate and monoline supporting a shortlisted bidder to the Quebec Autoroute 25 Project.

Quebec Autoroute 30 Project.  Advised a European lending syndicate supporting a shortlisted bidder to the Quebec Autoroute 30 Project.

British Columbia Model Concession Agreement.  Assisted Partnerships BC with the development and drafting of the British Columbia Model Concession Agreement.

Vietnamese PPP Framework.  Provided strategic advice to Vietnamese government in connection with the development of its new PPP framework.

 

Awards & Honors

Leading Expert in Project Finance in Japan, Global Law Experts, 2011
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Practices

Education

LL.B., University of Toronto, 1997

B.A., University of Toronto, 1994

Admissions

British Columbia and Ontario, Canada

California

New York

Professional Affiliations

New York State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Awards & Honors

Leading Expert in Project Finance in Japan, Global Law Experts, 2011
     
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