As governments and industry take steps to regulate greenhouse gas emissions to meet their obligations under the Paris Agreement, we continue to help clients balance the risks and opportunities climate change presents to their businesses.

Our dedicated team has worked on many pioneering deals, including writing the first carbon contracts, setting up the first carbon funds and advising on the first structured carbon derivative transactions. As the adviser of choice to Japanese and multinational companies and organizations, we combine our capabilities in securities, finance, tax, M&A and public law to execute effective carbon transactions.

Our team also advises on developing and financing carbon projects, creating and purchasing voluntary emissions reductions, and other innovative transactions.

Representative Experience

  • Advised on the Kyoto Protocol and the Japanese CDM and JI mechanisms.
  • Acted for a Japanese trading company on the purchase of emission reductions and a sales agreement with respect to a nitric acid plant in Chile.
  • Acted for a Japanese utilities company on the preparation of a certified emission reduction purchase agreement to buy 2.82 million tons of greenhouse gas emission-cut credits from a local company.
  • Acted for a Japanese engineering company on the preparation of a CER transaction agreement for the sale of CERs to European buyers.