Settlement and Funds Transfers

Support for regulatory licenses, business development and other facets of payment services, such as cashless settlement, electronic money, point-based systems and payment acceptance, as well as funds transfer services, including overseas and person-to-person remittances

Market Developments

Ongoing legal reforms in the area of cashless settlements have given rise to increasingly diverse and complex payment and funds transfer methods, including electronic money (prepaid card and fund transfer services), deferred payment, debit cards, prepaid wages, “payroll cards” and other new services. These reforms have opened the way for many new market participants in addition to traditional financial institutions.

Our Services

We offer a broad range of regulatory and transactional support in this field, including preparation of regulatory applications and notifications, negotiation with regulatory agencies, establishment of internal corporate frameworks, preparation and review of contract-related documentation and compliance with new regulations. We provide assistance with the full range of tasks that must be completed before the launch of the business.

We also advise on the regulatory aspect of mergers and acquisitions in this field.

We have significant experience supporting entry into and expansion within the Japanese market by global financial service providers, offering real-time practical and strategic advice.

Settlement and Funds Transfers:People

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Settlement and Funds Transfers:Newsletters

Fintech Newsletter - Publication of Cabinet Order and Cabinet Office Ordinance on the Revision of the Payment Services Act 2020

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Settlement and Funds Transfers:News

Top rankings received from Chambers FinTech 2024
Public Service
Masafumi Masuda becomes a member of the Study Group on the Realisation of a Safe and Secure Metaverse, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Top Ranking Received From Chambers FinTech 2023
Top Ranking Received From Chambers FinTech 2022
Top Ranking Received From Chambers FinTech 2020

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Settlement and Funds Transfers:Seminars

Mar. 30, 2023External Seminars
"4th Asia-based International Financial Law Conference 'Session two: Fintech’s impact on Asian financial markets I: the regulatory and legislative developments in STO and digital exchanges' "
Nov. 3, 2022External Seminars
"Policy Trend and Current Discussion on Metaverse in Japan"

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Settlement and Funds Transfers:Publications

Magazine Article
"Legal Issues Regarding DAO"
Magazine Article
"Regulatory Trends Concerning Stable Coins in the US, UK, Europe, and Singapore"
Magazine Article
"Legal Issues Concerning NFT"
Book Article
"Fundamentals of Legal Practice Regarding Blockchains and Latest Trends - From Regulations on Crypto-Assets to NFT"
Magazine Article
"Corporate Legal Affairs Frontier (No.248): metaverse"

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