Miho Niunoya

Atsumi & Sakai - Japan



+81 3 5501 1163

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:




Practice areas:

Project development
Project finance

Industry sectors:

Construction and materials
Government and public policy
Real estate
Social infrastructure

Miho Niunoya has some 20 years’ experience advising on PFI/PPP and construction projects in the infrastructure and energy sectors, including tender documentation and consortium agreements, M&A, due diligence, project finance, and dispute settlement. She has also been actively involved in many renewable energy projects under the feed-in tariff scheme.

Ms. Niunoya is consistently recognised as a leading practitioner in the sections of projects, energy, construction and infrastructure of Chambers, IFLR 1000, Legal 500, and Asialaw Profiles directories. She was also listed as a “Best Lawyer” in both the Construction Law, the Energy Law and the Real Estate Law sections of The Best Lawyers in Japan 2020.

  • Advised Mitsubishi Research Institute and Yokohama City on a PFI project to design, build and operate a MICE (meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition facility), hotels and other projects in Yokohama City, Japan,  and in connection with  structuring of the project and arranging the tender process and documentation.
  • Advising Japanese company which invests in fire and geothermal power generation projects in South Asian countries, including drafting and legal advices in purchase of projects and finance stage.
  • Advised Mitsubishi Research Institute (MRI) and Fukuoka City on a PFI project  to design, build and operate MICE (meeting, incentive, conference, exhibition facility) in Fukuoka City, Japan).
  • Advised a Japanese engineering company regarding structuring and application for bid of entrustment of management of the entire water supply business in a city in Japan and also advised the client regarding entering into agreements with the city and drafting various agreements among consortium companies
  • Advised an embassy on whole process of designing, demolishing and building a new embassy office

  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance

  • Construction and materials
  • Energy
  • Government and public policy
  • Real estate
  • Social infrastructure

  • Japan Association of the Law of Finance
  • Tokyo Bar Association

  • Northwestern University School of Law (LL.M., 1997)
  • Hitotsubashi University (LL.B., 1991)