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
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.
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
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).
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:
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).