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

Awards
Top Ranking Received From Chambers FinTech 2020
Awards
Top Ranking Received From Chambers FinTech 2019

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Settlement and Funds Transfers:Publications

Magazine Article
"Supervision and Regulation, Administrative Dispositions, Authorized Financial Service Intermediary Businesses Associations, Designated Dispute Resolution Organizations (Financial ADR), and Provisions Regarding Impacts on Other Laws and Regulations"
Magazine Article
"Q&A on Systems and Practices of Financial Service Intermediary Businesses (Part 5): Other Restriction on Activities, Etc. - Prohibition of Deposit of Money, Etc. and Regulations Regarding Use of Trade Names, Posting of Signs, and Statutory Books"
Magazine Article
"Q&A on Systems and Practices of Financial Service Intermediary Businesses (Part 4): Restriction on Activities and System Development - (2) Obligations Owed to Customers to Provide Information and Develop Systems"
Article
"The Financial Technology Law Review Fourth Edition - Japan Chapter"
Magazine Article
"Q&A on Systems and Practices of Financial Service Intermediary Businesses (Part 3): Restriction on Activities and System Development - (1) Obligation to Execute Businesses in a Fair and Sincere Manner and Obligation to Provide Information"

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