Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

FinTech Legal Department

Japan
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What the team is known for Anderson Mori enjoys a stellar reputation for the strengths of its FinTech team, and as a one-stop provider of comprehensive legal services. The firm is particularly well versed in cryptocurrency matters, helping clients navigate the regulations governing the FinTech space. Anderson Mori has a strong record in advising large entities in various industries, including large financial institutions, leading corporate entities and startups.

Strengths"Anderson Mori's Kawai is the main lawyer, centre of the virtual currency industry and very much familiar with the laws and regulations."

"There are many lawyers at AM&T that have expertise, and the legal service provided by them is very reliable."

Work highlights Counselled Hida Credit Cooperative on Japanese regulation and use of the regional currency 'Sarubobo Coin'. The firm also assisted Hida in establishing a collaboration with Alipay.

Notable practitioners

Ken Kawai is a "pioneer lawyer" who is very much visible in the market in the field of cryptocurrency. Clients appreciate his expertise, as one remarks: "He has a wide range of knowledge about the cryptocurrency business and provides clients with practical advice on various matters." Others highlight his English language capabilities, saying that "he can provide support and help us co-ordinate with foreign organisations, which is very helpful," as well as, simply, "he is the most important lawyer in the field of business related to blockchain and crypto assets."