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Consideration of Contractual Terms Impact Investment Targeting Startups

Expectations for impact investment have been increasing in Japan. The promotion of impact investment was established as a clear policy goal in the "Grand Design and Action Plan for a New Form of Capitalism, 2023 Revised Version", published by the Council for Realization of a New Form of Capitalism of the Cabinet Secretariat Council on June 16, 2023. In addition, Japan's Financial Services Agency (FSA) published a report titled "Draft Basic Guidelines for Impact Investing", and is soliciting public comments in order to summarize the basic concept and process of impact investment. In particular, non-listed startups are expected to play key roles in impact investment in Japan, as evidenced by the establishment of "J-Startup Impact" by the Ministry...To read the full article, please see the PDF file

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山本 晃久

Akihisa is a partner in our M&A team. He handles many domestic and international M&As, business alliances including JVs, business succession, equity finance, and hostile takeovers. He has abundant practical experience for both listed and unlisted companies and wide range of company sizes and transaction types, knowledge of cutting-edge practical trends and laws and regulations, and the ability to respond flexibly and hands-on.
In addition, he active in start-up finance support, IPO support, and daily legal support.
Recently, using the network and knowledge cultivated through studying abroad in Europe and the United States, he also deals with sustainability-related topics such as sustainable finance, including ESG investment and impact investment, social enterprise, B Corp certification, and social IPO.