Environment and Climate Change

Survival often depends on the ability to adapt to a changing environment

Global Warming

We have an active environmental law practice and were involved very early in the various measures taken to address climate change, such as emissions trading. We have handled a number of leading projects in this field, such as carbon offsetting and the creation of emission trading related financial instruments. In addition, we actively support legislative efforts by government and public organizations through our participation in committees and investigative commissions. Recently, we advised in governmental deliberations regarding the creation of a bilateral credit offset mechanism. As issues involving electricity infrastructure reform and climate change become increasingly important, we continue to enhance our expertise in these areas by actively participating in government-led review committees and other groups.

Environmental Law

Changes in social awareness and continuing legislative amendments raise legal risks associated with environmental issues such as soil, air, and water contamination, and waste disposal. We have been actively involved in risk management in the area of environmental laws. Specifically, we provide a variety of research and advice on environmental laws in the creation of a company’s compliance program or business scheme, and in real estate and M&A transactions. We also have extensive experience in disputes involving environmental issues, particularly environmental disputes in real estate and M&A transactions.

Environment and Climate Change:People

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Environment and Climate Change:Newsletters

"Interim Summary Report" (chuukan torimatome) to introduce Hydrogen and Ammonia
New Opportunity for Industrial Battery Storage Business in Japan – a brief overview

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Environment and Climate Change:News

Top rankings received from IFLR1000 2023
Comments by Yusuke Takamiya were published on page 2 of the Nikkei in an article titled "Will SDGs be Exempted From the Application of Cartel Regulations? The Netherlands Releases Draft Guidelines on Application of Antimonopoly Law"
Public Service
The firm’s lawyers contributed to a recently released research report (on recent trends in competition environment and competition policies, etc.) sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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Environment and Climate Change:Seminars

Oct. 18, 2023External Seminars
"Competition and ESG: Challenges and Perspectives"
Oct. 18, 2023External Seminars
"ICN Annual Conference 2023 Barcelona Breakout Sessions Round 1 'Sustainability and Competition Policy' "
May 3, 2023External Seminars
"ABA International Law Section「2023 ILS Annual Conference/The Emergence of "Overlooked" Competition Law Themes: The Scrutiny of Competitors' Agreements Affecting Climate Change and Labor Markets (CLE)」"
Sep. 29, 2022External Seminars
"17th East Asia Top Officials’ Meeting on Competition Policy and 14th East Asia Conference on Competition Policy 'The Effect of Sustainability Regulations on Competition Policy'"

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Environment and Climate Change:Publications

Magazine Article
"The Legal 500: Environment Comparative Guide (the 5th Edition) – Japan Chapter"
Magazine Article
"Current Status and Future Outlook of the Carbon Credit Market"
"Legal Affairs and Practices Involving Environmental Value Transactions"
Magazine Article
"Corporate Legal Affairs Frontier (No.260): Legal Affairs Concerning Environmental Value Trading for the Purpose of Realize Carbon Neutrality"
Magazine Article
"Characteristics of the Green Guidelines and Considerations from a Practical Perspective"

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