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Firm profile for Global 2021

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Chairman: Yasufumi Shiroyama (Chair of the Administrative Committee)
Managing Partners: Yasufumi Shiroyama, Reiji Takahashi, Naoyuki Kabata, Kazuhiro Yoshii, Kenji Hirooka
Number of partners: 147
Number of professionals: 505
Languages: Chinese, English, Japanese

Firm Overview:
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is a full-service law firm formed by the winning combination of three leading Japanese law firms: Anderson Mori, one of the largest international firms in Japan, best known for serving overseas companies doing business in Japan since the early 1950s; Tomotsune & Kimura, particularly well-known for its expertise in international finance transactions; and Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa, a premier international insolvency/restructuring and crisismanagement firm.

This combination provides an extraordinarily powerful value proposition. Housing all of these synergistic practices under one roof, and further increasing its resource scale, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has the capability to: serve a multinational client base on in-bound, out-bound and domestic projects. The firm provides expert, timely and cost-efficient advice across a full range of legal issues in the largest, most complex, cross-sector transactions.

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is proud of a long tradition of serving the international business and legal communities and a reputation as one of the largest full-service law firms in Japan. Combined expertise enables the firm to deliver comprehensive advice on virtually all legal issues that may arise from a corporate transaction, including those related to M&A, finance, capital markets and restructuring/insolvency, and litigation/arbitration. Many lawyers are bi-lingual, experienced in communicating, drafting and negotiating across borders and around the globe. They welcome the opportunity to work closely with clients and channel resources towards the goal of ‘achieving more together.’

The main office in Tokyo is supported by offices in Osaka, Nagoya, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok, as well as the Jakarta desk.

Main Areas of Practice:
■ Corporate
■ M&A
■ Corporate Crisis Management
■ Capital Markets
■ Finance & Financial Institutions
■ Real Estate
■ Labour & Employment
■ Intellectual Property/Life Sciences/TMT
■ Competition/Antitrust
■ Tax
■ Energy & Natural Resources
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Restructuring/Insolvency & Bankruptcy
■ International Trade
■ International Practice

Corporate:
Corporate and commercial transactions, corporate governance, shareholders’ meetings and relationships with shareholders, shareholder activism, corporate disputes, support for start-ups, establishing a business presence in Japan.

M&A:
M&A/business restructuring, joint ventures, business alliances, venture capital, private equity/funds, hostile takeovers, cross-border M&A.

Corporate Crisis Management:
Internal investigation, third party committee and other outside investigations, improper accounting, food/product/ environmental related accidents, breaches of anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws and regulations, white collar crimes, leakage of personal information, leakage of commercial secrets, whistleblowing, anti-social forces, shareholder/derivative lawsuits, corporate scandal related securities and other civil litigation.

Capital Markets

Finance & Financial Institutions:

Banking, financial regulation, derivatives, asset management and investment funds, structured finance, real estate finance, acquisition finance, project finance, asset finance, PPP/PFI/concession, insurance, financial technology (FinTech), financial and securities dispute resolution.

Real Estate:
Real estate transactions, real estate investment, real estate finance, REITs, real estate dispute resolution.

Labour & Employment:
Labour and employment disputes, labour unions, dealing with the regulators, harassment, severance matters, labour and employment issues associated with corporate restructuring, working conditions including salary, retirement allowance, and pension, safety and well-being of employees including mental health issues, executive (board members and auditors) issues, non-regular employment, drafting and review of work rules and employment contracts, social insurance and labour insurance, immigration-related services, labour and employment law compliance.

Intellectual Property/Life Sciences/TMT:
IP disputes, IP licensing and transactions, patent prosecution, trademark/design prosecution, copyright and entertainment, health care, pharmaceutical and life science, IT and telecommunications law and regulation.

Competition/Antitrust:
International cartels and leniency, merger control, dominance and other unilateral conduct, interplay of IP and competition law, distribution and other competition law matters, competition-related litigation, competition compliance.

Tax:
Tax planning and structuring, tax litigation and dispute resolution, international taxation.

Energy & Natural Resources

Dispute Resolution:

General commercial litigation, international litigation and cross-border disputes, alternative dispute resolution, IP disputes, labour and employment disputes, tax litigation and dispute resolution, administrative disputes, product liability disputes, financial and securities dispute resolution, franchise disputes, real estate dispute resolution, corporate scandal related securities and other civil litigation, competition-related litigation, companies act related disputes, estate and business succession dispute resolution, consumer-related disputes, insurance related disputes, IT related disputes, trade secret disputes, energy and natural resources litigation, pharmaceutical disputes, international arbitration.

Restructuring/Insolvency & Bankruptcy:
Creditor representations, sponsor/buyer representations, debtor representations, management representations, cross-border restructurings, financial institution insolvencies, court appointments, financial transactions, bankruptcy related litigation, liquidations.

International Trade

International Practice:
East Asia, South Asia, South East Asia, Australia, US, EU, Central and South America, Middle East Asia, Russia, Africa, others.

Global

This firm is also ranked in:

Asia-Pacific 2021 FinTech 2021

Contributions

Total 19 contributions

Trends and Developments

Banking & Finance 2021 in Japan

Authors: Hikaru Naganuma, Wataru Ishii

Law and Practice

Enforcement of Judgments 2021 in Japan

Authors: Yoshimasa Furuta, Takefumi Sato, Aoi Inoue, Kosuke Tsunashima

Law and Practice

Doing Business In... 2021 in Japan

Authors: Nobuhito Sawasaki, Etsuko Hara, Shigeki Tatsuno, Wataru Shimizu, Yutaka Shimoo

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Japan

Banking & Finance: Domestic
Band 1
Capital Markets: Domestic
Band 1
Capital Markets: Domestic: Securitisation & Derivatives
Band 1
Corporate/M&A: Domestic
Band 1
Dispute Resolution: Domestic
Band 1
Intellectual Property: Domestic
Band 1

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China

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (International Firms)


Yoshio Iteya
Expertise based abroad
Japan

Banking & Finance: Domestic


Satoshi Inoue
Band 2

Banking & Finance: Domestic Firms: Financial Services Regulation


Isao Shindo
Band 2
Kunihiko Morishita
Band 2

Capital Markets: Domestic


Hironori Shibata
Band 1
Kagayaki Funakoshi
Band 3

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Top Ranked Lawyers

Band 1
Hironori ShibataCapital Markets: Domestic
Harume NakanoCapital Markets: Domestic: J-REITs
Minoru KobayashiCapital Markets: Domestic: J-REITs
Yoshimasa FurutaDispute Resolution: Domestic
Yasufumi ShiroyamaIntellectual Property: Domestic
Band 2
Satoshi InoueBanking & Finance: Domestic
Isao ShindoBanking & Finance: Domestic Firms: Financial Services Regulation
Kunihiko MorishitaBanking & Finance: Domestic Firms: Financial Services Regulation
Band 3
Kagayaki FunakoshiCapital Markets: Domestic
Takuo HiroseCapital Markets: Domestic
Hiroki KodateCorporate/M&A: Domestic
Hiroki WakabayashiDispute Resolution: Domestic
Kenichi SadakaDispute Resolution: Domestic
Yoshikazu IwaseIntellectual Property: Domestic
Band 4
Miki GotoIntellectual Property: Domestic
Expertise based abroad
Atsutoshi MaedaCorporate/M&A
Foreign expert
Atsutoshi MaedaCorporate/M&A
Yoshio IteyaDispute Resolution

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Head Office

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

1-1-1 Otemachi

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

100-8136

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