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Top rankings received in Thomson Reuters' M&A Legal Advisory Review

February 2012. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).
Related Practice Areas

Mergers & Acquisitions < Mergers & Acquisitions >

Award Recipient

Mori Hamada and Matsumoto  

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Firm receives "Mid-market Legal Advisor of the Year" award at mergermarket's Asia-Pacific M&A Awards

January 2012. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).
Related Practice Areas
 
Mergers & Acquisitions < Mergers & Acquisitions >
 
Award Recipient - Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

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Top Ranking Received From Legal500 2012

December 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).
Related Practice Areas

Mergers & Acquisitions < Mergers & Acquisitions >

Finance < Capital Markets Structured Finance Banking >

General Corporate < Real Estate >

Bankruptcy/Restructuring < Bankruptcy/Restructuring >

Litigation/Dispute Resolution < Litigation/ADR International Dispute Resolution >

IT/Intellectual Property < Intellectual Property/Entertainment >

Tax < Tax >


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Top ranking received from "Who's Who Legal

December 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Top ranking received from "Who's Who Legal - International Who's Who of Merger and Acquisition Lawyers 2012"

Related Practice Areas

Mergers & Acquisitions < Mergers & Acquisitions >

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Top rankings received for real estate sector in PLC Which lawyer?

December 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).
Related Practice Areas

General Corporate < Real Estate >

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Top rankings received from IFLR1000 (2012 Edition)

November 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto has been ranked in the top tier of recommended law firms in Japan for several areas of practice in the 2012 edition of IFLR1000. 9 MHM lawyers have been recommended as "Leading Lawyers" in those practice areas. For more information, please refer to the IFLR1000 web site.

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MORI HAMADA & MATSUMOTO TO OPEN OFFICE IN SINGAPORE

October 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (“MHM” or “the firm”) is pleased to announce that it will open an office in
Singapore.

森・濱田松本法律事務所、シンガポールオフィス開設を決定

メディア関係者各位
森・濱田松本法律事務所(所在地: 東京都千代田区)(以下、「当事務所」といいます。)は、シンガポールオフィス
の開設を決定いたしましたのでお知らせいたします。

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Shuya Nomura became a member of the...

October 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Second Working Group of the Subcommittee for Independent Administrative Agency Reform in the Government Revitalization Unit of the Cabinet Office

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Firm receives an award at China Law & Practice Awards 2011

September 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Related Practice Areas Overseas Practice China Practice 

Award Recipient Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

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Firm's lawyers selected among 'The Dealmakers' in ALB Hot 100

September 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Related Practice Areas

Mergers & Acquisitions Mergers & Acquisitions

Award Recipient Satoshi Kawai, Satoko Kuwabara, Gaku Ishiwata

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Naoki Ishikawa becomes an adjunct lecturer at the Graduate School of Business Sciences

September 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

As of September 9, 2011, Naoki Ishikawa became an adjunct lecturer (special lecturer of modern corporate law) at the Graduate School of Business Sciences, University of Tsukuba.Naoki Ishikawa becomes an adjunct lecturer at the Graduate School of Business Sciences, University of Tsukuba

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Top ranking received from "Who's Who Legal - International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers 2012"

September 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Yasuzo Takeno was selected as "Who's Who Legal - the International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers 2012".

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Firm selected as one of the leading employment law firms in Japan by ALB

September 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto has been selected as one of the leading employment law firms in Japan by ALB (Asian Legal Business) in the special feature: "Asia's leading employment law firms 2011" in the July issue of ALB magazine.

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Yukinaga Kojima becomes a financial ADR mediator and arbiter for Tokyo San Bengoshikai

August 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Yukinaga Kojima becomes a financial ADR mediator and arbiter for Tokyo San Bengoshikai

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Hiroshi Takahashi becomes Chairperson

August 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Hiroshi Takahashi becomes Chairperson of the Hague Convention Council, Legislative Council (Procedure for Return of Children) of the Ministry of Justice.

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Masafumi Masuda wrote Chapter 1 of the newly-released research report

August 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

"Research on Creation of Legal Environment Contributes to Virtuous Circle for Intellectual Creation Cycles Related to Contents - Last Ten Years and Future of Legal Environment Surrounding Contents" commissioned by the Digital Content Association of Japan.

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Firm receives awards at ALB Japan Law Awards 2011

August 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Related Practice Areas Mergers & Acquisitions < Mergers & Acquisitions > IT/Intellectual Property < IT > Overseas Practice < China Practice >

Award Recipient Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Media ALB

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Firm selected as one of the leading IP law firms in Japan by ALB

July 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto has been selected as one of the leading IP firms in Japan by ALB (Asia Legal Business) in the special feature: "Asia's leading IP firms 2011" in the June issue of ALB magazine.

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Top rankings received from "Who's Who Legal"

July 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

The International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers & Economists 2011"

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Firm ranks highly in Managing Intellectual Property's "IP Handbook 2011"

June 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto was ranked in the top tiers for the following practice areas in "IP Handbook 2011," issued by Managing Intellectual Property.

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Top rankings received in corporate/M&A sector in PLC Which lawyer?

June 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto was ranked in the top tier in the corporate/M&A sector in the PLC Which lawyer?

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Naoki Ishikawa listed in Leading Lawyers 2011 by Islamic Finance News

June 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Naoki Ishikawa was selected among the leading lawyers in the fields of Asset & Fund Management and Structured Finance.

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Takeshi Komatsu apponted as a member of the Corporate Legislation Study Group,

June 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

As of May 1, 2011, Takeshi Komatsu was appointed as a member of the Corporate Legislation Study Group, the 21st Century Public Policy Institute, Nippon Keidanren.

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Top rankings received in tax sector in PLC Which lawyer?

June 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto was ranked in the top tier for the dispute resolution sector in the PLC Which lawyer?

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Top rankings received in restructuring and insolvency sector in PLC Which lawyer?

June 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto was ranked in the top tier for the restructuring and insolvency sector in the PLC Which lawyer?

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Harumichi Uchida becomes Chairman of Competition Law Committee, IPBA

June 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

As of April 23, 2011, Harumichi Uchida became the Chairman of the Competition Law Committee

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Firm receives award at Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2011

June 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto was selected as the top national firm for Japan at the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards.

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Top rankings received from Who's Who Legal

June 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Harumichi Uchida and Kenji Ito were selected as "Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists 2011".

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Ikuya Hoshino joins Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

June 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Ikuya Hoshino is an experienced prosecutor and joined Mori Hamada & Matsumoto as an attorney-at-law

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Masafumi Masuda becomes a lecturer at the University of Tokyo

June 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

As of April 1, 2011, Masafumi Masuda became a lecturer at the University of Tokyo.

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Tetsushi Kamimura becomes lecturer at Waseda Law School

June 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

As of April 1, 2011, Tetsushi Kamimura became a lecturer (Copyright Law) at Waseda Law Schoo

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Yu Yada becomes lecturer at the University of Tokyo, School of Law

June 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

As of April 2011, Yu Yada became a lecturer (of civil law) at the University of Tokyo, School of Law.

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Hiroyuki Kurihara becomes lecturer at the University of Tokyo, School of Law

June 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

As of April 2011, Hiroyuki Kurihara became a lecturer at the University of Tokyo, School of Law.

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Hiroki Aoyama becomes a lecturer at the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law

June 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

As of April 2011, Hiroki Aoyama became a lecturer (of civil law) at the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law.

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Top rankings received from Chambers Global 2011

June 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto has been ranked in a top group in some practices for the edition of Chambers Global 2011 and 15 lawyers have been recommended as leaders in these practices.

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Firm Receives IFLR Awards

March 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto's work in 2010 earned awards for "National Firm of the Year" and "M&A Deal of the Year" from International Financial Law Review (IFLR), an internationally recognized law magazine.

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Top ranking received from "Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Corporate Governance Law

March 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Gaku Ishiwata was selected as "Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers 2011".

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Three of our cases received Asian Counsel "Deals of the Year 2010"

March 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Three of our cases received the "Deals of the Year 2010" by the magazine Asian Counsel issued by Pacific Business Press.

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Pleased to announce the elevation of six associates to the partnership

March 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto is pleased to announce the elevation of six of its associates to the partnership. We are excited to welcome these talented new partners and to further strengthen the partnership in a variety of practice areas.

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Firm ranked 1st in the Japan M&A Legal Advisory Review 2010 by Bloomberg

February 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Bloomberg has awarded Mori Hamada & Matsumoto the top ranking among legal advisers for mergers and acquisitions in Japan for 2010 in terms of the total number of deals handled.

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Firm ranked 1st in the "Legal Advisers to Japanese M&A" League Tables for 2010 by mergermarket

February 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto ranked 1st in both value and volume among "Legal Advisers to Japanese M&A" in the League Tables of Legal Advisers to Global M&A 2010 recently announced by mergermarket.

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Top rankings received from "Who's Who Legal - International Who's Who of Banking Lawyers 2011"

February 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Toru Ishiguro, Masanori Sato and Yuto Matsumura were selected as "Who's Who Legal - the International Who's Who of Banking Lawyers 2011".

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Firm ranked 1st in Japan Capital Markets Review for Legal Advisors 2010 by Thomson Reuters

February 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto was ranked 1st in the Japan Capital Markets Review for Legal Advisors in 2010 by Thomson Reuters in the ranking of legal advisors for issuers of common stocks in Japan. Please refer to the Thomson Reuters website for more details.

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Top rankings received in PLC Which lawyer?

February 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Top rankings received in PLC Which lawyer?

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Top rankings received for competition/anti-trust sector in PLC Which lawyer?

February 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto was ranked in the top tier for the competition/anti-trust sector in the PLC Which lawyer? rankings. Harumichi Uchida was featured in the individual recommendations.

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Top rankings received for life sciences sector in PLC Which lawyer?

February 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto was ranked in the top tier for the life sciences sector in the PLC Which lawyer? rankings

 

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New horizons of Islamic finance in Japan

February 2011. Press Releases by Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (view listing).

2010 was a landmark year for Islamic Finance in Japan in that a high level of interest in Islamic finance among Japanese companies was manifested by the first issuance of US dollar denominated Sukuk out of Malaysia by Nomura Holdings, Inc. (the Project).

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Legal Developments by:
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Legal Developments in Japan

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • 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).