Environmental Law

Current environmental issues such as global warming and climate change are becoming more serious. Our society and companies must therefore take effective measures immediately. Once Japan concludes the Paris Agreement that was adopted at the COP21, activities toward the decarbonization of society will be accelerated domestically and abroad. Also, many of the environmental regulations that were established to protect the natural environment and to create a recyclable society are becoming more elaborate every year. Furthermore, the scale of environmental businesses and the industry in Japan as well as overseas is expanding year by year.

In light of the above developments, it is impossible to ignore the influence and impact of environmental laws and ordinances, which are administrative regulations, on the legal relationship between companies under private law. For example, even in an M&A case, environmental risks should always be carefully taken into consideration.

In our firm, various environmental legal matters have been handled by attorneys who are highly experienced in, for example, advising companies on environmental compliance and monitoring programs, compliance with environmental laws in infrastructure projects, and countermeasures concerning soil and groundwater contamination, waste and asbestos.

We also provide clients with a broad range of legal consultation and representation services, not only with respect to lawsuits, responses to the Environmental Dispute Coordination Commission, drafting of contracts, and legal advice and opinions on environmental laws, but also in respect of responses to governmental authorities, residents, the mass media, other stakeholders or the public in general.

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【Online Seminar】 Seminar on Legal Practices for Companies Expanding Their Business Abroad (8): Climate Change and Litigation Risk for Companies
Contractual Practical Perspectives on Project Finance - Practical Considerations for Offshore Wind Power Projects and Corporate PPAs
【Online Seminar】Management to Achieve Decarbonization and Corporate PPAs
【Online Seminar】Recent Trends in Legal Affairs Related to ESG/Sustainability: (7)Carbon Neutral (Decarbonization)
【Onilne Seminar】Recent Trends in Legal Affairs Related to ESG/Sustainability: (5) Litigation Related to Climatic Change and Greenwashing
【Onilne Seminar】Recent Trends in Legal Affairs Related to ESG/Sustainability: (4) The Movement to Legislate Due Diligence for Human Rights and the Environment and the Impact Thereof on Japanese Companies - With a Focus on the New German Law -
Floating Offshore Wind Asia (FOWA) 2023 - Promoting Commercial scale floating offshore wind in Japan
【Onilne Seminar】Renewable Energy Business from a Legal Point of View - Focusing on Offshore Wind Power Generation
Guest Speaker, "International Human Rights" (Fall Semester 2022), College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University
【Onilne Seminar】Project Finance - From Basic Concept to Offshore Wind Power Projects
【Online Seminar】ESG Investment - Focusing on Offshore Wind Power Project and Green Building -
【Online Seminar: Video Streaming】 According to the Type of Business: Practice of Human Rights Due Diligence Based on Disclosed Cases
【Online Seminar】 ESG Investment and Green Finance
IPBA VIRTUAL CONFERENCE - CODE RED: Our Responsibility to the Earth
【Online Seminar: Video Streaming】 Legal Practice for Compliance with the Revised Corporate Governance Code - Toward an Era of Sustainability Governance -
【Online Seminar】Legal Practice for Compliance with the Revised Corporate Governance Code - Toward an Era of Sustainability Governance
【Online Seminar: Video Streaming】Basics of ESG/Sustainability and Corporate Legal Affairs
Dealing with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues and Implementing Human Rights Due Diligence