DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

FinTech Legal

1 ranked individualsBand 1JapanFinTech 2021 View ranking table
chambers review
department information
Ranked Individuals
chambers review
department information
Ranked Individuals

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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

"Their expertise in cryptoassets and their strong sense of responsibility makes them stand out. Top-tier professionals and very easy to work with."

"The FinTech group tend to work very much as a collective team. They go the extra mile and provide solid, pragmatic and practical advice."

Work highlights

Counselled Nomura Research Institute on the issuance of its 'digital asset bond' and 'digital bond' on 30 March 2020, the first bonds issued in Japan using blockchain technology.

Notable practitioners

Ken Kawai is a "leader in his field" who is very much visible in the cryptocurrency arena. Clients turn to him for his expertise and professional background, with one reporting: "He has balanced insights and in-depth knowledge with not only the legal aspects but also the business view, based on his experience working in the financial sector." Others highlight his high level of client service, with one source stating: "He is more supportive than any other lawyer I know."

Department Information

This content is provided by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune.

Overview

In recent years, the development of new financial services utilizing information technology (FinTech) has drawn worldwide attention. We advise on the cutting-edge of this emerging sector, where it is not always clear just which laws and regulations are applicable, a state that is exacerbated by the fact that there is a wide range of laws that could be relevant. In the face of these challenges in the FinTech sector, AMT is a one-stop provider of comprehensive legal services. We help our clients successfully address all the issues that arise in the rapidly-developing regulatory environment of the FinTech sector, with our extensive knowledge in financial regulation, information technology, intellectual property rights, information security, capital markets, venture capital and other relevant practice areas.


Our clients in the field of FinTech include FinTech companies, financial institutions and venture capital firms. We provide advice in respect of a diverse range of areas of FinTech, including the Blockchain, virtual currency, electronic payment, personal financial management (PFM), artificial intelligence (AI), crowdfunding and social lending. In addition to the above, we are actively involved in the development of related legislation and rulemaking through our participation in various conferences and study groups hosted by the relevant authorities and associations related to FinTech, as well as through holding seminars and authoring articles.

Members
FinTech Legal Department

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

firm
Department location

Otemachi Park Building, 1-1-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku,

1-1-1 Otemachi

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

100-8136

View Firm Profile

Ranked Individuals

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Japan

FinTech Legal