Corporate Governance

Practical legal services in the increasingly important field of corporate governance

As the focus on corporate governance issues increases, the legal landscape in this area continues to develop. Demands from shareholders and other stakeholders have put increasing pressure on companies to establish efficient and effective corporate governance systems.

We have years of experience providing advice and support to corporations on the organization and administration of directors and shareholders meetings. Our deep expertise in corporate law together with our strong litigation practice in corporate and commercial disputes allow us to provide practical advice and assistance to clients in establishing efficient and effective corporate governance structures and in dealing with governance issues when they arise.

Practical legal services in the increasingly important field of corporate governance

Assistance with all matters relating to shareholder relations, from proxy battles to investor relations

Legal skills and experience necessary to ensure that your rights are protected

Whistleblowing systems are a crucial first step enabling companies to take independent and proactive measures in cases of misconduct or wrongdoing through early detection. Based on our abundant experience with domestic and global whistleblowing systems, we advise clients on all aspects of corporate whistleblowing, from the establishment of systems to the appropriate handling of cases when reports are actually made.

Corporate Governance:People

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Corporate Governance:News

Awards
The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™ (2025 edition)
Awards
Top rankings received from The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024
Awards
Top rankings received from Chambers Asia-Pacific 2024
Awards
Top rankings received in The Nikkei's "Corporate Legal Tax Affairs and Lawyer Survey 2023"
Awards
MHM lawyers selected in “Who’s Who Legal: Global Practice Area Report 2023” and “Thought Leaders Report 2023”

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Corporate Governance:Seminars

Jul. 19, 2024MHM Open Seminars
[Now accepting applications] " [MHM Corporate Law Seminar 2024]: 'Board of Directors to become a mini-general meeting of shareholders ~ The arrival of an era in which outside directors account for the majority and conduct reviews of management ~' "
Apr. 24, 2024External Seminars
"GCNJ/PRI jointly sponsored [International Trends Seminar]: Strengthening corporate competitiveness through the practice of human capital management - Benefits gained by engaging in human capital management"
Feb. 2, 2024External Seminars
"Compliance Seminar for the Management (88th)"
Jan. 25, 2024External Seminars
"Reforms of Tender Offer Regulations and Large Shareholding Reporting System and Practical Implications"
Jan. 5, 2024 - Jan. 31, 2024External Seminars
"Shareholders’ Meeting 2024: Issues and Responses"

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Corporate Governance:Publications

Magazine Panel Discussion
"Significance of Family Governance - with Family Business Succession in Mind"
Magazine Article
"Overview of Family Governance"
Magazine Article
"Corporate Legal Affairs: Key Points for Holding Ordinary Shareholders' Meetings in June 2024 based on Recent Trends"
Magazine Article
"Corporate Legal Affairs Frontier (No.267): Proposed Amendments to the Act on Strengthening Industrial Competitiveness (Special Provisions of the Companies Act Concerning Stock Option Pools)"
Magazine Article
"Trends in Corporate Governance Code Compliance"

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