Last Updated July 22, 2019

Law and Practice

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Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu is one of the foremost providers of international and commercial legal services based in Tokyo. The firm has over 450 lawyers, including over 30 experienced foreign attorneys from various jurisdictions, and its overseas network includes offices in New York, Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Shanghai, and collaborative relationships with prominent local law firms throughout Asia and other regions. The firm regularly advises leading power utilities, trading companies and investors on their energy projects as well as regulatory matters, and financial institutions on financing on those projects. The firm has dealt with a number of renewable power projects since the introduction of the feed-in tariff in Japan. The firm represented Tokyo Electric Power Company Group on establishing an alliance platform with Chubu Electric Power Co, Ltd in the fuel and power business (including the establishment of a joint venture company, JERA).

EGC was established on 1 September 2015, half a year before the retail sector of electricity was fully liberalised on 1 April 2016. Among EGC’s missions is to ensure the impartiality, fairness and soundness of trades of electricity and gas, and to promote competition in the market.

Under the Electricity Business Act, EGC has responsibility for market surveillance to secure the soundness and fairness of electricity business, and if any anti-competitive behaviour is detected in an electricity business operator, EGC may give a warning to such electricity business operator to improve its business, and advise the Minister of METI to issue an order to such electricity business operator to improve its business.

In addition, under the Act on Prohibition of Private Monopolisation and Maintenance of Fair Trade, the JFTC oversees the power industry and if any anti-competitive behaviour is detected, JFTC has the power to issue an order to a person who is found to conduct anti-competitive practice to take specific actions to eradicate such practice.

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

JP Tower
2-7-2 Marunouchi
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo
Japan
100-7036

+81 3 6889 7000

+81 3 6889 8000

info@noandt.com www.noandt.com
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Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu is one of the foremost providers of international and commercial legal services based in Tokyo. The firm has over 450 lawyers, including over 30 experienced foreign attorneys from various jurisdictions, and its overseas network includes offices in New York, Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Shanghai, and collaborative relationships with prominent local law firms throughout Asia and other regions. The firm regularly advises leading power utilities, trading companies and investors on their energy projects as well as regulatory matters, and financial institutions on financing on those projects. The firm has dealt with a number of renewable power projects since the introduction of the feed-in tariff in Japan. The firm represented Tokyo Electric Power Company Group on establishing an alliance platform with Chubu Electric Power Co, Ltd in the fuel and power business (including the establishment of a joint venture company, JERA).

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