Renewable and clean energy markets are attracting greater interest than ever before. In the five years since the introduction of the Japanese government's feed-in tariff system, more than 28 GW of utility-scale solar power projects have begun operating. Wind, biomass, geothermal and small and medium-sized hydroelectric power projects are also expected to increase in number. At the same time, renewable investment opportunities in overseas markets continue to attract strong interest from Japanese sponsors and contractors. Choosing an advisor with the right experience and insight is paramount to capturing opportunities, managing risks and achieving business objectives.

We frequently represent renewable energy project consortiums and sponsors, contractors, operators, financiers and financial institutions. In a growing cross-border market, clients leverage our combined expertise in Japanese and foreign law and our strong experience in advising Japanese clients when they invest in renewable projects located overseas.

Our Renewable and Clean Energy Group comprises our Tokyo Projects Group, which focuses on sponsors and project-side work, and our Tokyo Banking and Finance Group, which focuses on the financier-side work. As an understanding of tax issues is also vital for these cases, the team also collaborates with our Tax & Transfer Pricing Group to advise clients. Our diverse team enables us to provide a full scope of legal expertise in the renewables sector, whether by assisting Japanese clients exploring projects overseas, advising foreign clients with inbound developments or coordinating purely domestic transactions.