White & Case nabs partner for Tokyo

White & Case in Tokyo has recruited a partner from Washington DC law firm Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn.

Hendrik Gordenker specialises in corporate and commercial deals for Japanese companies doing transactions abroad and non-domestic businesses setting up deals in Japan.

He also works on energy project development and financing. His clients include Japanese purchasers of liquefied natural gas.

Gordenker says: “I have had a long association with Japan.

“I lived here in the early 1980s and worked as a business consultant before I became a lawyer and my legal career has focused a great deal on Japan.

“There is a large amount of foreign investment coming into the country. That needs to be serviced by lawyers who have both familiarity with the environment and are able to do cross-border transactions.”

Arent Fox does not have an office in Japan.