Minako Wakabayashi, partner in Orrick's Tokyo office
is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure Group, and plays a vital role in
the rise of Japan’s renewable energy market.
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.
by her experience in her prior career as a public prosecutor in Japan, she also
serves as a member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Supervising Committee
for Public Bidding (Tokyo-to Nyusatsu Kanshi Iinkai) which advocates
public rights to the fairness and adequacy of the public bidding procedures of