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IHL Comparative Guides

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Japan: Litigation (2nd Edition)

May 2019. By Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Shiho Ono (leading partner), Yuko Kanamaru (partner), Shutaro Kuwahara (associate), and Ryotaro Tanaka (associate)

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of Litigation that may occur in  Japan . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Litigation. [Continue Reading]

Italy: Insurance & Reinsurance (3rd edition)

April 2019. By Mori Hamada & Matsumoto and Alessandro P. Giorgetti, Managing Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to insurance and reinsurance laws and regulations that may occur in  Italy . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Insurance & Reinsurance (3rd edition). [Continue Reading]

Japan: Banking & Finance (2nd edition)

March 2019. By MORI HAMADA & MATSUMOTO, Akira Ehira, Partner, and Masaki Yukawa, Senior Associate

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to banking and finance laws and regulations that may occur in  Japan . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Banking & Finance. [Continue Reading]

Japan: Private Equity

January 2019. By Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Yohsuke Higashi, Partner, Nobuhiko Suzuki, Associate, and Haruka Sugiyama, Associate

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to private equity laws and regulations that may occur in  Japan . [Continue Reading]

Japan: Merger Control (3rd edition)

October 2018. By Mori Hamada & Matsumoto and Hideki Utsunomiya, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to merger control laws and regulations that may occur in  Japan . It will cover jurisdictional thresholds, the substantive test, process, remedies, penalties, appeals as well as the author's view on planned future reforms of the merger control regime. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Merger Control. [Continue Reading]

Japan: Merger Control

October 2016. By Mori Hamada & Matsumoto and Hideki Utsunomiya, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to merger control laws and regulations that may occur in Japan . It will cover jurisdictional thresholds, the substantive test, process, remedies, penalties, appeals as well as the author's view on planned future reforms of the merger control regime. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Merger Control. [Continue Reading]

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Legal Developments in Japan

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  • Taking control of a Japanese publicly listed company:

    Introductory notes for successfully completing an M&A
  • Yuasa and Hara Business Law News

    Contents of the Issue Law on liability for breach of contract Review on the amendment to the cabinet office order on Corporate Disclosure
  • NEW WHITE COLLAR CRIME BILL

    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

    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.
  • Yakult Bottle Acquired Distinctiveness

    Do you know about Yakult's delicious lactic acid drink which is contained in a small bottle? Yakult's lactic acid drink (hereafter referred to as "Yakult drink") is the most famous lactic acid drink in Japan and today is also being sold in many countries around the world. When you are enjoying Yakult drink, please keep in mind the case mentioned below.
  • Tax: Japan: International Joint Ventures

    Tax on international joint ventures. Country Q&A (Japan).
  • Japan: Recent Developments in Practice and Law

    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

    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:
  • Licensing - 2010

    Q & A on Licensing in Japan 
  • Law on the Civil Jurisdiction of Japanese Courts over Foreign Countries, etc.

    The Law has been enacted to clarify the scope of application of the civil jurisdiction of Japanese courts over foreign countries, etc., and set exceptions to civil preocedings involving foreign countries, etc., based on the United Nations Convention on the Jurisdictional Immunities of States and their property (UN Convention on Immunities) (see Article 1).