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Energy & Natural Resources

06 April 2020
Maya Ito Impact of Civil Code reform on energy and natural resource transactions

Japan - Nishimura & Asahi

In 2017 the Civil Code, which was enacted in 1896, was substantially amended for the first time in more than a century. Although the amendments, which came into effect on 1 April 2020, cover a broad range of issues, many were made to reflect existing case law and commonly accepted interpretations of the pre-amended Civil Code. However, there are some changes which may affect current practices in the energy sector.

Authors: Maya Ito, Peter G Armstrong, Kazumi Nishitani
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