Minako Wakabayashi > Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP > Tokyo, Japan > Lawyer Profile

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
IZUMI GARDEN TOWER, 28TH FLOOR
1-6-1 ROPPONGI, MINATO-KU
TOKYO 106-6028
Japan
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Work Department

Energy and Infrastructure

Position

Partner

Career

Minako Wakabayashi has significant experience advising international and domestic sponsors and developers on complex and innovative projects. She was called upon by the Japanese government in structuring the renewable Feed-in-Tariff scheme in Japan and prepared the government’s model contracts for specific contracts (power purchase contract/interconnection contract), which are a key component of the Feed-in-Tariff scheme in Japan.

Languages

Japanese
English

Lawyer Rankings

Japan > Projects and energy: International firms and joint ventures

(Next Generation Partners: Bengoshi)

Minako WakabayashiOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Under the leadership of Yoichi KatayamaOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has been advising on some of the most significant inbound energy project mandates, including an expansive 121.6MW Tsugaru wind facility and the 235MW Setouchi solar facility, while also continuing to assist Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry with opinions and information for structuring the Feed-In-Tariff system and its model power purchase agreement. On the outbound front, practice co-head James Atkin continues to provide expert oil and gas counsel to Japanese clients regarding their investments overseas. Also notable on the renewables side are Minako Wakabayashi and of counsel Yuko Inui.