Energy

Atsumi & Sakai has one of Japan’s top-tier energy practices, led by a partner recognized by independent commentators as being a leading practitioner in the field.

 

Our team has extensive experience in advising international investment & infrastructure funds, banks, and energy-industry companies on energy projects in Japan, including advising on over 100 cases of purchases and sales of interests in projects across the whole spectrum of energy generation, energy storage, and pollution mitigation. We advise on projects including:

  • Solar power
  • Wind power (onshore and offshore)
  • Hydropower
  • Biomass (wood, sewage sludge, and waste)
  • Geothermal
  • Nuclear
  • Battery storage technologies
  • Carbon capture, utilization and storage

We are particularly active in new energy areas such as hydrogen and ammonium.

 

Our energy team comprises expert Japanese lawyers and foreign lawyers familiar with the nuances of Japanese law in this field and we can help you with:

  • Bidding procedures
  • Regulatory issues and licensing
  • Financing
  • Security packages
  • Consortium and joint venture agreements
  • Design and build (DB) contracts, design, build and maintain (DBM) contracts, and EPC contracts
  • Purchases and sales of interests in energy projects
  • Take-or-pay, supply, and off-take agreements
  • Overseas and cross-border projects

Our team also has significant experience in advising on foreign projects with Japanese interests and can call on our foreign lawyers admitted in other jurisdictions, in particular the US and England, for support as needed.

 

When advising foreign clients, our firm can field a team of expert Japanese lawyers and foreign lawyers who have relevant experience and bi-cultural sensitivity. Our team can do business and draft documents in Japanese, English, German, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Hindi, Korean, and Marathi, and provides services around the clock through our offices in Tokyo, London, and Frankfurt.

 

 

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Mayumi Hongo

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Derek Simmons

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Tetsushi Watanabe

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Kimiharu Masaki

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Tomoya Aoki

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