We provide legal services related to infrastructure projects including the construction and operation of airports, railways, toll roads, bridges, water and sewerage facilities, power plants inside and outside Japan, as well as investment, finance, acquisition, and dispute resolution concerning those projects. We also broadly cover domestic and cross-border PPPs (Public Private Partnerships)/PFIs (Private Finance Initiatives).
In the domestic market, taking advantage of our experience of being deeply involved in arranging the framework for PFIs before the Act on the Promotion of Private Finance Initiatives (“PFI Act”) was enacted, we have substantial experience advising on complicated PPP/PFI projects, including those relating to airports, hospitals, and waste disposal facilities. We also have considerable experience in projects concerning power plants (including thermal power and renewable energy) and transportation infrastructure implemented solely by the private sector. Recently, we have been increasingly advising on concession projects under the PFI Act and on establishing infrastructure funds (listed and unlisted) to invest in infrastructure in Japan.
With regard to cross-border infrastructure projects, we have advised on a wide variety of matters including bidding processes, investments, operations, and related dispute resolution based on the legal systems of various countries, by collaborating with our overseas offices and local law firms, where necessary.
- East Japan Railway Co. - Entry into real estate fund business
- Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban Development - Acquisition of Cad Railway Industries, Ltd.
- Arbitration involving significant claims and its settlement concerning a joint venture between Japanese companies relating to power plant construction projects