We frequently advise Japanese electric and gas companies, trading houses, energy and mining companies, contractors, consultants and financial institutions on renewable and clean energy projects in foreign countries. Our Projects Group specializes in outbound projects and is one of the largest teams in Japan solely focused on the energy sector. The group provides advice related to M&A, project development, regulatory matters, disputes and construction on behalf of Japanese companies and consortiums pursuing opportunities overseas. They also work closely with our Banking & Finance team on project finance work.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a Japanese trading company in its proposed acquisition of interests in concentrated solar power projects in Spain and the United States, including advice on project financing, special investment, tax incentives and other regulatory issues.
  • Acted for a Japanese solar cell producer in relation to the supply of a 53 MW photovoltaic power system to the largest solar power plant in Thailand.
  • Advised a Japanese electric company regarding a wind power JI project in Poland.
  • Acted for a Japanese electric company in relation to a Chinese Wind Farm CDM ERPA.
  • Advised clients on share transfer agreements for several wind power projects.
  • Represented a Japanese electric company on its biomass power projects in Thailand and Malaysia.