Infrastructure/Public Private Partnership

Extensive experience in infrastructure to guide our clients in taking advantage of developments in public-private partnership projects in Japan

In recent years, the Japanese government has developed concrete policies to introduce the use of concessions for airports, water and sewage facilities, toll roads, and other types of infrastructure. As one of its economic growth policies, the Japanese government intends to open up the management of some existing infrastructure facilities and structures to the private sector to help their maintenance and operations in response to severe fiscal conditions of central and local governments, and to create new business opportunities.

Given the rapidly changing legal and business environments in this area, our lawyers regularly update our clients on legal, regulatory, and practical developments. With our comprehensive knowledge of the issues, laws, and regulations, and our extensive involvement in concession and traditional projects, we are able to advise industry participants in a wide range of matters and issues, including conducting legal due diligence relating to the acquisition of concession rights; bidding and contract negotiations; construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities; and financing and other aspects of infrastructure projects. We can quickly assemble an effective legal team for specific transactions.

We are also prepared to support infrastructure funds investing in infrastructure assets in Japan. Our extensive experience in infrastructure and related regulations allow us to assist our clients with extensive knowledge, insightful advice, and thorough and efficient legal due diligence on the target infrastructure.

Brochures

Infrastructure/Public Private Partnership:People

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Infrastructure/Public Private Partnership:Legal Topics

Infrastructure/Public Private Partnership:Newsletters

Recent Developments in Public-Private Partnerships in Japan
Concession of National Airports in Japan
Introduction of the Concession System to Japan under the Bill to Amend the Act on Promotion of Private Finance Initiatives

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Infrastructure/Public Private Partnership: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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Infrastructure/Public Private Partnership:Seminars

Jul. 4, 2017External Seminars
"Comparative Analysis of the Legal Framework and Market Practice for Infrastructure/PPP in Australia/UK and in Japan"

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Infrastructure/Public Private Partnership:Publications

Magazine Article
"Project Finance Report 2018- Myanmar"
Magazine Article
"Changes to the Imbalance Fee System Under the Electricity System Reform in Japan – From the Perspective of Contract Practices, Risk Allocation and Project Finance"
Magazine Article
"Practical points regarding listing on the infrastructure fund market"
"Recent developments in public-private partnerships in Japan"
Book
"Legal Practice for Investment Trusts and Investment Corporations"

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