Olivia Matsushita is a Finance partner in Pillsbury’s Tokyo office and a member of the Asset Finance and Sustainable 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 is an Australian and English-law-qualified solicitor and is fluent in Japanese.

Professional Highlights

  • Member of Pillsbury’s Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific-ranked Japan Projects & Energy team; Recognized in Chambers Asia-Pacific as Up and Coming in Banking & Finance: International Asset Finance (2022); Recognized in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific in Japan as a Next Generation Partner in Projects & Energy (2020 – 2022).
  • 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).
  • 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.

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  • Speaking Engagements
    • Moderator for “Diversity in Aviation Finance – Leading the Way in Asia,” Advancing Women in Aviation AWAR Fireside Chat (April 2022).


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

    B.A., University of Canterbury, 2002


  • England and Wales


    Japan, Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association (Foreign Admitted Lawyer)


  • Japanese