Olivia Matsushita is a Finance Partner in Pillsbury’s Tokyo office and a member of the Asset Finance team.

Olivia has been resident in the Japanese market for several years and her practice spans acquisition financing, project financing of cross-border energy and infrastructure transactions, and the financing of moveable assets utilizing a range of financing structures.

Olivia is credited with Pillsbury’s recognition for its work on the JX Nippon/NRG Energy sponsored Petra Nova carbon capture and sequestration and enhanced oil recovery project in Texas, and the Sumitomo Chemical/Saudi-Aramco sponsored Rabigh project which won Deal of the Year from Project Finance International.

Olivia has been named a “Next-Generation Lawyer” for Projects and Energy in Japan in the 2016 edition of The Asia-Pacific Legal 500.

Olivia is an Australian and English law qualified solicitor and is fluent in Japanese.

Professional Highlights

Member of the Projects Team, Ranked in IJ Global - Three Top 20 League Tables for First of 2017 in North America (including Project Finance, Infrastructure Finance and Power Infrastructure Finance).

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific – Projects & Energy (2017)

Led the team that represented Hoya Corp., information and health technology giant, in connection with its investment in a consortium led by Bain Capital to purchase Toshiba’s $18 billion flash chip memory business. The deal was named The Asian Lawyer M&A Deal of the Year: North Asia for 2017.


  • LL.B., University of Canterbury, 2002
    First Class Honours

    B.A., University of Canterbury, 2002


  • Law Society of England and Wales

    Law Society of Victoria


  • Japanese