Electricity/Gas

The right combination of experience and up-to-date knowledge to assist clients in the fields of electricity and gas, which have undergone significant changes as a result of infrastructure reforms

Since 2012, certain developments have caused many changes in Japan’s business environment, including:

  • introduction of, and revisions to, the feed-in tariff scheme for renewable electrical energy;
  • reform of electricity infrastructure (with the establishment of the Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators (OCCTO), retail liberalization, and separation of power generation and transmission); and
  • reform of gas infrastructure (retail commercialization and separation of gas pipes for production and transmission).

By seconding lawyers to the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy (including to the Renewable Energy Promotion Office and the Electricity and Gas Industry Department’s Reform Promotion Office), OCCTO, Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation, electric power companies, trading companies, and major financial institutions, we have accumulated knowledge, information, and experience, including with respect to the operation of renewable energy generation businesses, planning for gas and electricity infrastructure reform and other relevant legal reform, and implementation of a variety of related projects.

We also have a strong track record of involvement in electricity and gas, representing a broad range of parties, including sponsors, business operators, financial institutions, and EPC businesses involved in related projects.

We are particularly experienced in electricity projects, engaging in matters related to thermal power generation projects involving coal and liquefied natural gas and the development of power plants for solar power, wind-generated power, geothermal power (including flash and binary), medium and small scale hydroelectric power, biomass, and other renewable energy sources.

Brochures

Electricity/Gas:People

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Electricity/Gas:Legal Topics

Electricity/Gas:Newsletters

New bill to promote offshore wind power
Electricity System Reform proceeds to 2nd stage
Renewable Energy Act: METI Ordinance, announcement and response to public comments

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Electricity/Gas:News

Awards
Firm receives awards at ALB Japan Law Awards 2018
Awards
19 lawyers were selected as leading lawyers in asialaw PROFILES' "Asia law Leading Lawyers 2018"
Awards
MHM ranked 10th for Legal Expertise in the FT 25 Asia-Pacific Headquartered Law Firms, and received standout awards for its work in corporate and finance law

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Electricity/Gas:Publications

Article
"Bill for the Act on the Partial Revision of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy - Promoting Efficiency by Supply Chain Coordination"
Magazine Article
"Project Finance Report 2018- Myanmar"
Magazine Article
"[New Year's Special - Theme-Based Corporate Law Outlook for 2018] Energy and Environment: The Electrical Power System Revolution and the Paris Agreement - Focusing on Future Trends"
Magazine Article
"Focusing on Cross-Entry and Cooperation Between Differing Industries Through Gas and Electricity Deregulation"
Magazine Article
"Rules for Using Interconnecting Lines (Vol.2): Focusing on Transitional Measures - Reviewing the PPA is Essential"

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