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Atsumi & Sakai

Projects & Energy: Domestic

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What the team is known for

Respected local firm with considerable experience assisting Japanese lenders and sponsors in the development and financing of major infrastructure and renewable energy projects. Especially well known for its work on solar, hydroelectric and biomass mandates. Also handles M&A transactions for energy clients. Due diligence, risk analysis and structuring are additional key strengths. Adept at handling PFI and PPP projects.

Strengths

One client says: "We think they provide accurate comments in a very timely manner, and we fully rely on them. They are very conscious of both the quality of their service and the client’s requirements on cost and they provide us with an excellent balance."

Another interviewee adds: "They are technically strong and have some real areas of focused expertise and deep industry connections. Their responses are prompt and considered, in that they often provide more than just an analysis of the law."

Work highlights

Advised Mitsubishi Research Institute and Nagoya City on a PFI project to design, build and operate MICE in Nagoya City.

Notable practitioners

Hiroshi Maeda receives high praise from sources, who say he offers "wide experience of acting as a legal adviser to the public sector and legal counsel on financing projects." He has well-established experience in the area of PFI and PPP matters, acting on both domestic and international projects.

Miho Niunoya is a senior partner within the firm. She is widely acknowledged as a prominent figure in the market, advising clients on a range of transactions in the energy sector, from project finance mandates to M&A deals.

Yutaka Sakai has long-standing experience in renewable energy matters, advising on a range of domestic projects. He advises on both project development and finance work.

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Projects & Energy: Domestic Department

Atsumi & Sakai

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Fukoku Seimei Building 12F

2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo-to

Japan

100-0011

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Projects & Energy: Domestic


Hiroshi Maeda
Senior Statespeople
Miho Niunoya
Band 3
Yutaka Sakai
Band 3