We offer a comprehensive range of legal services in the area of asset management, from documentation to compliance and product design and planning, in order to meet changing legislation. We advise not only on traditional asset management business, such as investment trusts (mutual funds) and investment advisors, but also on structuring, documentation and fund formation of alternative investments, such as private equity funds, infrastructure funds, venture capital investment funds, private placement real estate funds and other domestic funds, offshore funds, such as hedge funds, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). We also advise on M&A and fund raising in the investment/exit stage after fund formation. Our services also extend to other general asset management business, including analysis and advice on investment in funds by institutional investors, formation and sale of various financial products, such as REITs and commodity funds.
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- Pattern Energy Group LP: Financing of Japan’s largest wind and solar energy investment fund
- Japan Display Inc. - Additional capital alliance and fund procurement with Ichigo Trust
- East Japan Railway Co. - Entry into real estate fund business
- Nippon Life: Agreement with Deutsche Bank and DWS to invest in DWS
- Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.: Integration of Trust & Custody Services Bank, Ltd. with Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd.
- Nippon Life: Conversion of Nissay Asset to wholly-owned subsidiary
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Public Investment Funds 2018 - First Edition: JapanArticles
Japan: Proposed Regulatory Regimes for Foreign Investment Managers and Deregulation of Foreign Corporate Client Information HandlingFinance Law Newsletter
Thai Regulation on Foreign Companies (2/2) - Basic regulations on banking, money lending, finance leasing, and real estate businessFinance Law Newsletter
Thai Regulation on Foreign Companies (1/2) Business Operation under the Foreign Business ActFinance Law Newsletter
Real Estate Investment Trusts in Thailand Structure, Set-up Conditions, and Income TaxationFinance Law Newsletter
Recent Amendments to Japan’s Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act Concerning Inward Foreign Direct Investment: Some Essential PointsFinance Law Newsletter