Venture Capital/Start-ups

Comprehensive legal services for start-ups through all stages of development

Start-up Ventures in Japan

The market for start-up companies has continued to develop in Japan, with a more entrepreneur-friendly legal and regulatory environment emerging over the last decade. As a result, a large number of start-ups have been established and listed on stock exchanges, contributing to growth in the Japanese economy.

Comprehensive Legal Services

We offer the entire range of legal services typically required by start-ups, such as providing initial support at the capitalization stage, helping a company structure its expanding business, and capital markets support at listing. Through these stages of growth, we often assist clients with industry-specific regulations, compliance requirements, and intellectual property issues.

Venture Capital/Start-ups:People

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Venture Capital/Start-ups:Newsletters

TECH, IP AND TELECOMS LAW UPDATES
TECH, IP AND TELECOMS LAW UPDATES Vol.8 March 2024
TECH, IP AND TELECOMS LAW UPDATES
TECH, IP AND TELECOMS LAW UPDATES Vol.7, January 2024
ASSET MANAGEMENT BULLETIN
Initiatives Promote Japan as Leading Asset Management Center: Japan Published Asset Management Task Force Report
TECH, IP AND TELECOMS LAW UPDATES
TECH, IP AND TELECOMS LAW UPDATES Vol.6, November 2023
TECH, IP AND TELECOMS LAW UPDATES
TECH, IP AND TELECOMS LAW UPDATES Vol.5 September 2023

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Venture Capital/Start-ups:News

Awards
The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™ (2025 edition)
Awards
Masakazu Masujima wins the Grand Prize at the 5th IP BASE AWARD hosted by the Japan Patent Office
Public Service
Masakazu Masujima serves as a judge for the "Legal API Hackathon," organized by the Digital Agency, Government of Japan (held from November 10, 2023 (Friday) through November 17, 2023 (Friday))
Awards
Top rankings received from IFLR1000 2023
Awards
The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™ (2024 edition)

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Venture Capital/Start-ups:Seminars

Jul. 14, 2023MHM Seminars
”Investments and Commercial Collaborations with Israeli Tech-Companies”
Nov. 1, 2022External Seminars
"Public vs private: the cost / benefit of being a public company"
Jul. 15, 2020MHM Seminars
"Making European Investments a Long-Term Success:Post-merger integration amid COVID-19 – with a view on Germany"
Jan. 29, 2020MHM Seminars
"Digital Health and Law"
Jan. 27, 2020MHM Seminars
"Digital Health and Law"

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Venture Capital/Start-ups:Publications

Article
"Chambers Global Practice Guides Corporate M&A 2024 - Japan Chapter"
Article
"The Financial Technology Law Review Edition 7 - Japan"
Book
"Legal and Tax Affairs concerning Trading of Unlisted Shares (Financing for Start-ups)"
Magazine Article
"Co-creation with University-Based Start-Ups"
Article
"Japan Business Expansion by Non-Japanese Asset Managers"

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