We provide specialized legal services related to the development of natural resources, and the procurement of energy and natural resources. As the first Japanese firm to provide legal services in these areas, we are proud of being recognized as a pioneer and leader in this area.
With regard to the development of natural resources, we provide a wide range of legal services including assisting and advising clients with the acquisition or transfer of interests, establishment and management of joint ventures or projects, and coordination between operators and non-operators in the course of exploration, development and production of natural resources such as oil, natural gas, coal, copper, and other minerals.
With regard to the procurement of energy and natural resources, we provide our clients with a comprehensive range of legal services including drafting, negotiating, and renegotiating agreements of sale and purchase of crude oil, liquefied natural gas, coal, copper concentrate, and other minerals or concentrates.
Our team consists of both Japanese and foreign attorneys with expertise in these industries, and with our growing network of overseas law firms, we are able to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services.
Shareholder Protection for Investing in the Philippine LNG industry and FSRUs (November 2017)Natural Resources & Energy Newsletter
New Indonesian Regulation requiring prior Government notification and approval of transfers of interests in the Energy and Natural Resources Sector (October 2017)Natural Resources & Energy Newsletter
Civil Environmental Liability of Shareholders in Brazil - Samarco’s Dam Rupture Case - (September 2017)Natural Resources & Energy Newsletter
Myanmar: New Petroleum and Petroleum Products Law (August 2017)Natural Resources & Energy Newsletter
Gross Split PSC: Changes to the Indonesian Production Sharing Contract (April 2017)Natural Resources & Energy Newsletter
Treatment of Hydrogen Energy under the Basic Plan of Energy and Natural Resources, and Applicable Laws regarding Transportation and Storage of Hydrogen Gas (January 2017)Natural Resources & Energy Newsletter