Nishimura & Asahi
From the late 1990s, the Japanese market saw an increase in real estate investment, adopting more modern investment methodologies and techniques, including non-recourse loans, commercial mortgage-backed securities,
In July 2016, the Market Abuse Regulation of the EU came into effect. MAR extends the scope of the Market Abuse Directive, the predecessor legislation which it replaces, . . .
Ushijima & Partners
Abolishment of residence requirement for representative members of Godo Kaisha and persons who perform their duties (shokumu shikkoshas) under the registration practice.
On October 18, 2016, the Japanese Government submitted to the Diet a bill to partially amend the Commercial Code and the Act on International Carriage of Goods by Sea ("Amendment Bill").
The agreement also grants BMS the option to receive exclusive licenses to Nitto's siRNA therapy for the treatment of lung fibrosis and other organ fibrosis.
Ropes & Gray LLP
In recent years, Japan has been under increasing scrutiny and pressure from the international community regarding its enforcement of its anti-corruption laws.
Because the number of litigation actions relating to Article 20 is increasing, attention should be paid to this area.
Global Legal Update
On November 11, 2015, a cabinet order setting the effective date of the Act on Special Measures Concerning Civil Court Proceedings for the Collective Redress for Property Damage Incurred by Consumers was promulgated.
Japan Legal Update Newsletter December 2015/January 2016 を発行いたしました。
Over the past 12 months, Japan has implemented two major regulatory changes that are likely to impact business in 2016: the Residency requirement for company representatives and the My Number law.
矢向孝子弁護士の論稿、「信託コトハジメ第12回 信託の費用・信託報酬等」が、『金融法務事情』 2015年12月25日号（2032号）に掲載されました。
Japan's new Corporate Governance Code came into effect earlier this year. The Code is based on the OECS Principles of Corporate Governance and reflects elements of the UK Corporate Governance Code.
The modern-day Japanese deal team is more agile, more aware of how the rest of the world sees it and more willing to reach out to their global counterparts.
平成27 年7 月30 日、経済産業省は、「外国公務員贈 賄防止指針」（以下「本指針」といいます。）
The Toshiba scandal, which saw the electronics giant admit to years of profit inflation, indicates wider corporate governance troubles in Japan.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 12 December 2014, Japan’s Financial Services Agency released and solicited comments on an exposure draft of a new corporate governance code to be made applicable to listed companies in Japan.
In the past, Japan may not have enjoyed high scores in the area of corporate governance, but this may change soon.