Asset Management/Investment Trust

Expertise on new financial instruments to meet increasingly diverse asset management needs in a complex regulatory regime

Asset Management

We offer a wide range of legal services to issuers and financial advisers in the structuring and offering of foreign bonds and other financial instruments, and we provide operational and administrative support to foreign investment trusts and publicly held companies in the asset management sector.

Our involvement in asset management began in the 1970s, and we continue to assist clients in managing the requirements of complex regulatory regimes in Japan and overseas. We rely on our large team of professionals, including lawyers, judicial scriveners, and paralegals, who have the capacity and expertise to provide legal advice and ancillary services for all stages of the asset management process, including securities registration, marketing of financial products, and compliance with corporate disclosure and other post-offering requirements. We also provide legal advice on exchange traded funds.

Investment Trusts

We provide a full suite of services for investment trusts, from advising clients on offering securities in Japan, to implementing their transactions through drafting contracts, preparing securities registration statements, and making filings in accordance with compliance requirements.

We represent offshore issuers in Japan, assisting in their compliance obligations for investment trusts established in foreign jurisdictions, such as Luxembourg, Ireland, and the Cayman Islands. We also provide legal advice and services for structuring instruments issued by Japanese investment trusts, documenting these transactions, and carrying out the tasks of day-to-day management relating to such investments.

Investment Management

With our experienced team of lawyers, judicial scriveners, and paralegals, we assist clients in establishing and registering investment managers, investment advisors, and Type 1 and Type 2 financial instruments business providers. We also assist clients in filing applications for the qualified institutional investors exemption.

We have a long history of providing overseas investment managers with English language advice on investment management in Japan, especially on the details of the initial stages of investment management and structuring of financial instruments.

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Asset Management/Investment Trust:News

Awards
Top Ranking Received From Chambers Asia Pacific 2020
Awards
35 lawyers were selected as leading lawyers in asialaw PROFILES' "Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2020"
Awards
Top Rankings in "Asialaw Profiles 2020: The Definitive Guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Domestic and Regional Law Firms (24th edition) "
Awards
Top rankings received from Best Lawyers in the 10th edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"
Awards
Top Ranking Received From Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

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Asset Management/Investment Trust:Seminars

Sep. 24, 2019External Seminars
IBA Annual Conference Seoul 2019 "Hot topics and regulatory developments for asset managers and investment funds"
May 21, 2019External Seminars
"Accessing Asia – a regulatory overview - 30th Annual Conference on the Globalisation of Investment Funds"
Dec. 20, 2018External Seminars
"The new era of supervisory approaches and challenges for financial institutions"
Nov. 8, 2018External Seminars
"JFSA’s new supervisory approaches and challenges for financial institutions"
Oct. 11, 2018External Seminars
IBA Annual Conference Rome 2018 "Hot topics and burning regulatory developments for investment funds"

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Asset Management/Investment Trust:Publications

Book
"Infrastructure Investments by the Private Sector"
Magazine Article
"Revisions to Relax Regulations on Transactions Between Investment Properties for Sale and Purchase of Real Estate Trust Beneficiary Rights"
Magazine Article
"Chambers Global Practice Guides Real Estate 2019 - Japan Chapter"
Magazine Article
"Chambers Global Practice Guides Real Estate 2018 – Japan Chapter"
Magazine Article
"The FSA’s 2017-2018 Strategic Directions and Priorities"

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