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:People

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Asset Management/Investment Trust:Legal Topics

Asset Management/Investment Trust:News

Awards
Top Rankings in "Asialaw Profiles 2019: The Definitive Guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Domestic and Regional Law Firms (23rd edition) "
Awards
Firm receives awards at ALB Japan Law Awards 2018
Awards
19 lawyers were selected as leading lawyers in asialaw PROFILES' "Asia law Leading Lawyers 2018"
Awards
Top Ranking Received From Chambers Asia Pacific 2018
Awards
Top Rankings in "Asialaw Profiles 2018: The Guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Domestic and Regional Law Firms"

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Asset Management/Investment Trust:Seminars

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"
Sep. 10, 2018MHM Seminars
”Japan Investment Seminar ”
Jun. 18, 2018External Seminars
"Recent developments in financial administration and challenges for internal audits"
May 23, 2018External Seminars
"JFSA’s new supervisory approaches and challenges for financial institutions"

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Asset Management/Investment Trust:Publications

Magazine Article
"The FSA’s 2017-2018 Strategic Directions and Priorities"
Article
「Chambers Global Practice Guides Real Estate 2017 – Japan Chapter」
Book
"Q&A: The Japanese FSA's 2016-2017 Strategic Directions and Priorities"
Magazine Article
"Practical points regarding listing on the infrastructure fund market"
Magazine Article
"Enhancements to the Regulatory Regime Governing Singapore REITs and Singapore REIT Managers"

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