Singapore Practice

We offer a broad range of advice for corporations and regional management companies conducting business in Singapore

In early 2012, we were among the first Japanese law firms to open an office in Singapore, and our Singapore Office has grown rapidly since then. We provide a broad range of advice to companies conducting business in, or from, Singapore.

Located in the economic, geographic, information, and financial hub of the Southeast and South Asian region, our Singapore Office is ideally situated to offer legal services both to clients from the region seeking business opportunities in Japan as well as Japanese companies expanding their businesses in Southeast and South Asia.

While providing seamless support for our clients in cooperation with leading law firms in the region, our Singapore Office is a gateway to Japan for non-Japanese clients. We provide on-the-ground Japanese law advice in Singapore as part of an integrated team with our lawyers in our Tokyo Office. Our Singapore Office has a multinational team of lawyers qualified in Japan, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the United States, and England and Wales.

Our lawyers in Singapore are experienced in transactions in Japan and throughout Asia in a wide variety of areas, including joint ventures and M&A, infrastructure, real estate, project finance, wealth management, capital markets, and dispute resolution.

In Singapore, we strive to be an indispensable partner both for Japanese clients in the region and non-Japanese clients doing business and engaging in transactions in Japan. We are able to take advantage of our location to provide on the ground service for our clients throughout the region.

Two of our lawyers are admitted to appear before the newly established Singapore International Commercial Court.

Singapore Practice:People

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Singapore Practice:Newsletters

A Lookback on Foreign Investment Regulations in Japan in 2023
A Lookback on Foreign Investment Regulations in Japan in 2023
MHM Asian Legal Insights
MHM COVID-19 Updates in Asia (April 2020)
MHM Asian Legal Insights
MHM Asian Legal Insights Special Edition Vol.1 (September 2017)

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Singapore Practice:News

Top rankings received from IFLR1000 2023
MHM Handles acquisition of Asiatic Agricultural Industries Pte.Ltd., a Singapore headquartered products sales company, KUMIAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

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Singapore Practice:Seminars

Jul. 11, 2023External Seminars
"Current Status and Key Points of Carve-out M&A (Part 60): Commentary Focusing on Complex Multinational Carve-out Cases"
Sep. 9, 2020External Seminars
"Governance & Succession - Philippines and Japan"
Jul. 23, 2019MHM Seminars
"Managing Private M&A Deals in Singapore"
Jul. 15, 2019MHM Seminars
"Data Protection Developments in Japan and Thailand (with Singapore Case Study)"
Nov. 17, 2015External Seminars
"ABA 2015 Asia Forum – Beijing "615 million people, a U.S. $2.3 trillion economy and 10 legal systems: The Opportunities and Challenges of Investing into ASEAN""

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Singapore Practice:Publications

"M&A Rules in Emerging Asian Countries - Fourth edition"
Magazine Article
“Disclosure of J-REIT -compared with foreign REITs with a focus on S-REIT-”
Magazine Article
"Asian Real Estate Development - Overview of Exit Options for Real Estate Projects and Points to Consider Regarding Exit to REITs and S-REITs in Various Countries from Legal and Tax Perspectives"
Magazine Article
"Suggestions from Singapore’s Model AI Governance Framework for AI Governance"
Magazine Article
"Practical Guidance for 'AI Governance' in Business – Importance of 'AI Governance' for Corporate Leaders"

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