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.


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Electricity/Gas:Legal Topics


"Interim Summary Report" (chuukan torimatome) to introduce Hydrogen and Ammonia
Imposition of wheeling charges on electricity generators in Japan – an overview
New Opportunity for Industrial Battery Storage Business in Japan – a brief overview
Fundamental Reform of the Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy in Japan
New Act to Promote Offshore Wind Power in Japan’s Territorial Waters

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Public Service
Report released on an investigation commissioned by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, in which the firm's lawyers were involved, and titled "Investigation Report on Operating Expenses for Green Transformation League (Investigation of Legal Issu
Top rankings received from asialaw 2023-24
Top rankings received from IFLR1000 2023
Top Rankings received from asialaw 2023, the definitive guide to Asia's leading law firms and lawyers
Top Rankings Received from IFLR1000’s 32nd edition

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Sep. 6, 2022External Seminars
"The updates of Economic Security Promotion Act and the coming policies for Economic Security"
Mar. 29, 2022External Seminars
”IBA Japan Webinar: Economy and National Security: Update on the Economic Security Promotion Bill and its Impact on Business”
Mar. 22, 2022External Seminars
"Economy and National Security: Overview of the Economic Security Promotion Bill and Its Impact on Business"
Feb. 21, 2022External Seminars
"The overview of the Economic Security Promotion Bill and its impact on business"
Sep. 6, 2021External Seminars
"太陽光電法律議題分享會 (Hot Legal Topics in Solar Power)"

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Magazine Article
"Current Status and Future Outlook of the Carbon Credit Market"
Magazine Article
"Introduction to Inbound Practices - Practices Related to Foreign Investment Regulations under the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act"
Magazine Article
"Corporate Legal Affairs Frontier (No.262): Recent Developments in U.S. Restrictions on Outward Foreign Direct Investment in China and Impact on Japanese Corporations"
"Legal Affairs and Practices Involving Environmental Value Transactions"
Magazine Article
"Outline and Future Developments of Outward Direct Investment Regulations in Japan and the U.S."

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