Financial Regulation

Seasoned advice in the area of financial regulation and communications with regulatory authorities

We provide comprehensive advice to banks, insurance companies, securities broker-dealers, and other financial institutions. We advise on corporate matters, financial regulations, governmental authorizations, and compliance. We assist financial institutions in developing and updating their compliance systems, corporate management systems, and other organizational structures, and advise them on communication strategy with supervisory authorities. We also handle mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and integrations of financial institutions.

In recent years, the financial authorities in Japan have been actively encouraging financial institutions to pursue best practices. The number of financial institutions subjected to significant penalties or administrative sanctions is increasing. We assist our clients in coping with these developing trends, regulations, practices, and challenges by providing comprehensive legal services tailored to their specific situations and needs.

Financial Regulation:People

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Financial Regulation:Legal Topics

Financial Regulation:Newsletters

New Exemptions to Attract Foreign Investment Managers
Lowering the Entry Barrier for Foreign Asset Management Firms: Introduction of the “Financial Market Entry Office”
Fintech Newsletter - Publication of Cabinet Order and Cabinet Office Ordinance on the Revision of the Payment Services Act 2020

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Financial Regulation:News

Awards
Top Rankings received from asialaw 2022, the definitive guide to Asia's leading law firms and lawyers
Awards
Eiko Hakoda Recognized in IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2021 - Asia-Pacific
Public Service
The "Guidelines for NFT Businesses," in which Masafumi Masuda was involved in the formulation as Legal Counsel of the NFT Subcommittee, is released by Japan Cryptoasset Business Association (JCBA)
Awards
Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 12th edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan™
Awards
Top Ranking Received From Chambers FinTech 2021

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Financial Regulation:Seminars

Dec. 3, 2021External Seminars
"Compliance Seminar for the Management (81th)"
Nov. 11, 2021External Seminars
"Transaction Innovation Forum"
Sep. 7, 2021External Seminars
"Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) Challenges"
Dec. 1, 2020External Seminars
"Compliance Seminar for the Management (80th)"
Feb. 14, 2020External Seminars
"Compliance Seminar for the Management (79th)"

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Financial Regulation:Publications

Magazine Article
"Q&A Systems and Practices of Financial Service Intermediary Businesses (Part 7): Analysis Based on Public Comments on Government Ordinances and Supervision Guidelines"
Book
"Textbook for NFT: From Business, Blockchain, and Law to Accounting - The Future of NFT, When Digital Data Become Assets"
Magazine Article
"Leading Financial Legal Practice: Consideration of Suitability in Relation to Foreign Currency Denominated Insurance - Focusing on Tokyo District Court Decision Dated November 6, 2020"
Magazine Article
"NFTs and Copyrights - Case Studies of Art NFTs"
Magazine Article
"Commentary on Principles of the Revised CG Code and Initiatives for Issues Regarding Sustainability"

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