Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

City-Yuwa Partners represents developers, lenders and investors in clean energy technology sectors including wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, and biomass, and has built one of Japan’s leading renewable energy practices. The Firm has played a key role in assisting many European, Japanese and US based clients to successfully apply the technology, experience and know-how advantages they enjoy to the rapidly growing Japanese renewable energy market, especially after the start of the feed-in-tariff (FIT) for renewable energy under the Act on Special Measures Concerning the Procurement of Renewable Energy by Electric Utilities, which came into force in 2012.

Legal issues involved in the business of generating and selling electricity from renewable energy sources include securing land for the project, construction and installation of power generation facilities, performance assurance of the facilities, maintenance after the project starts, and fund procurement. 

City-Yuwa Partners has attorneys who have been seconded to the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy and the Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission, as well as attorneys who have worked for electric power companies, providing legal advice and legal services from diverse perspectives, backed by a wealth of knowledge and experience tailored to the characteristics of each business. City-Yuwa has been continuously providing legal advice while working with clients such as domestic and foreign business companies, investors, financial institutions, and construction companies since the inception of the system.

City-Yuwa Partners deeply understands the needs of companies expanding to Japan and makes establishing new ventures efficient and cost effective and supports its clients with their business ventures across Japan. This in-depth renewable energy industry knowledge has given the firm an understanding of a range of issues that renewable energy and energy technology companies face involving due diligence, contracts (including agreements on power supply, engineering procurement, construction and land lease), commercializing technology, financing, environmental regulations, transmission, manufacturing and construction.

City-Yuwa Partners also advises on transactions involving energy sources covered by the Renewable Energy Special Measures Act, such as solar power, wind power, biomass, geothermal power, and hydroelectric power, and handles disputes arising from defects in wind power generation equipment and advises on international joint research and development projects in the field of renewable energy that are not covered by the Renewable Energy Special Measures Act but are effective in the future, such as wave power generation.

Attorneys handling this practices


Advised investors in Germany, Canada, the United States of America, the People's Republic of China and other countries on the formation and financing of renewable energy projects in Japan.
Have experience in disputes related to photovoltaic power generation.

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