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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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Articles contributed by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

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Taking control of a Japanese publicly listed company:

October 2011 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto.

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Introductory notes for successfully completing an M&A

By Yuto Matsumura

NEW WHITE COLLAR CRIME BILL

August 2011 - Crime. Legal Developments by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto.

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The Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter (“the Minister”), has published the Criminal Justice Bill 2011 (“the Bill”). The main purpose of the Bill is stated to be“…to amend the criminal law to improve certain procedural matters and strengthen Garda investigative powers. The intention is that such improvements will assist in reducing the delays associated with the investigation and prosecution of complex crime, in particular white collar crime.”

Japan: New legislative framework for Sukuk

June 2011 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto.

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The new framework passed in May 2011 will provide a solid legal platform for issuing Sukuk Ijarah under Japanese law. NAOKI ISHIKAWA highlights key legal structures and tax treatment in respect of the anticipated Sukuk issuances in Japan.

Tax: Japan: International Joint Ventures

February 2011 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto.

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Tax on international joint ventures. Country Q&A (Japan).

Japan: Recent Developments in Practice and Law

December 2010 - Finance. Legal Developments by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto.

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The successful closing of two Islamic fi nance transactions which was announced in July 2010 by Nomura Holdings have paved a concrete path for Japanese corporations to consider overseas Islamic fi nance markets for their fund raising activities. The fi rst transaction was in Asia for the issuance of Sukuk Ijarah and the second was in the Middle East for the establishment of a Commodity Murabahah facility (Nomura Deals).

Renewable energy takes off in Japan

December 2010 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto.

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Like many other countries, Japan has decided to reform its renewable energy (RE) policy, to dramatically increase the use of renewable energy. The core policy mechanism is a feed-in tariff (FIT). This chapter summarises the contemplated Japanese FIT and its practical impact on existing and future investment in this sector, providing an overview of: