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Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Professional Notice

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is a full-service law firm formed by the winning combination of three leading law firms in Japan: Anderson Mori, one of the largest international firms in Japan which was best known for serving overseas companies doing business in Japan since the early 1950s; Tomotsune & Kimura, particularly well known for its expertise in international finance transactions; and Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa, a premier international insolvency/restructuring and crisis-management firm. 

Our combined firm provides an extraordinarily powerful value proposition. Housing all of these synergistic practices under one roof, and further growing our resources, we are able to serve a multinational client base on inbound, outbound and domestic projects by providing expert, timely and cost-efficient advice across a full range of legal issues, and in the largest, most complex, cross-sector transactions. 

We are proud of our long tradition of serving the international business and legal communities, and of our reputation as one of the largest full-service law firms in Japan. Our combined expertise enables us to deliver comprehensive advice on virtually all legal issues that may arise from a corporate transaction, including those related to M&A; finance; capital markets and restructuring/insolvency; and litigation/arbitration. The majority of our lawyers are bilingual and experienced in communicating, drafting and negotiating across borders and around the globe. We welcome the opportunity to work closely with clients and channel our resources towards our goal of achieving more together. 

We are headquartered in Tokyo with branch offices in Osaka and Nagoya. Outside Japan, we have offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. We also have associated firms in Hong Kong, Jakarta and Singapore.

PRACTICE AREAS
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is among the largest and most diversified law firms in Japan offering full corporate services. Our flexible operational structure enables us to provide our corporate clients with effective and time-sensitive solutions to legal issues of any kind. We are pleased to serve Japanese companies as well as foreign companies doing business in Japan. In response to the increasingly complex and varied legal needs of our clients, we have grown significantly, augmenting both the breadth and depth of expertise of our practice.

Corporate: corporate and commercial transactions; corporate governance; shareholders’ meetings and relationships with shareholders; shareholder activism; corporate disputes; support for start-ups; and establishing a business presence in Japan.
M&A: M&A/business restructuring; joint ventures; business alliances; venture capital; private equity/funds; hostile takeovers; and cross-border M&A.
Corporate crisis management: internal investigations; third-party committee and other outside investigations; improper accounting; food/product/environmental-related accidents; breaches of anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws and regulations; white-collar crimes; leakage of personal information; leaking of commercial secrets; whistleblowing; anti-social forces; shareholder/derivative lawsuits; corporate scandal-related securities; and other civil litigation.
Capital markets
Finance and financial institutions: banking; financial regulation; derivatives; asset management and investment funds; structured finance; real estate finance; acquisition finance; project finance; asset finance; PPP/PFI/concession; insurance; fintech; and financial and securities dispute resolution.
Real estate: real estate transactions, investment, finance and dispute resolution; and REITs.
Labour and employment: disputes; unions; dealing with regulators; harassment; severance; corporate restructuring-related matters; working conditions including salary; retirement allowance and pension; employee health and safety (including mental health); executive issues (board members and auditors); non-regular employment; drafting and review of work rules and employment contracts; social insurance and labour insurance; immigration; and compliance.
Intellectual property/life sciences/TMT: IP disputes; IP licensing and transactions; patent prosecution; trademark/design prosecution; copyright and entertainment; healthcare; pharmaceuticals; and IT and telecoms law and regulation.
Competition/Antitrust: International cartels and leniency; merger control; dominance and other unilateral conduct; interplay of IP and competition law; distribution; litigation; and compliance.
Tax: tax planning and structuring; litigation and dispute resolution; and international taxation.
Energy and natural resources
Dispute resolution: resolution of disputes relating to IP, labour and employment, product liability, finance and securities, administrative, franchise, real estate, Companies Act, estates and business succession, consumer matters, insurance, IT, trade secrets, tax and pharmaceuticals; general commercial litigation; international litigation and cross-border disputes; alternative dispute resolution; litigation related to tax, competition, and energy and natural resources; civil litigation (including corporate scandal securities matters; and international arbitration.
Restructuring/insolvency and bankruptcy: creditor representations; sponsor/buyer representations; debtor representations; management representations; cross-border restructurings; financial institution insolvencies; court appointments; financial transactions; bankruptcy related litigation; and liquidations.
International trade
International practice: Asia; Australia; the US; the EU; Central and South America; Middle East; Russia; Africa; and other jurisdictions.

Number of attorneys: Approximately 540
Number of partners: 158
Number of offices: 10 (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Jakarta)
Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese (Mandarin)

Awards

Who's Who Legal Awards 2019


Country and State Awards
Asia-Pacific - Japan

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Japan

Otemachi Park Building 1-1-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo Japan 100-8136 www.amt-law.com
Thought Leaders

Arbitration

Japan

Yoshimasa Furuta

Yoshimasa Furuta

Professional Biography
Aoi Inoue

Aoi Inoue

Professional Biography

Business Crime Defence

Japan

Yoshihiro Kai

Yoshihiro Kai

Professional Biography

Capital Markets

Japan

Competition

Japan

Shigeyoshi Ezaki

Shigeyoshi Ezaki

Professional Biography
Etsuko Hara

Etsuko Hara

Professional Biography
Hideto Ishida

Hideto Ishida

Professional Biography
Hiroki Kodate

Hiroki Kodate

Professional Biography
Vassili Moussis

Vassili Moussis

Professional Biography
Yusuke Nakano

Yusuke Nakano

Professional Biography
Takeshi Suzuki

Takeshi Suzuki

Professional Biography
Atsushi Yamada

Atsushi Yamada

Professional Biography

Construction

Japan

Minoru Kobayashi

Minoru Kobayashi

Professional Biography

Corporate Immigration

Japan

Corporate Tax

Japan

Koji Fujita

Koji Fujita

Professional Biography

Data

Japan

Hitoshi Ishihara

Hitoshi Ishihara

Professional Biography
Akihito Nakamachi

Akihito Nakamachi

Professional Biography

Franchise

Japan

Etsuko Hara

Etsuko Hara

Professional Biography
Aoi Inoue

Aoi Inoue

Professional Biography
Yasufumi Shiroyama

Yasufumi Shiroyama

Professional Biography

Insurance & Reinsurance

Japan

Tomoki Debari

Tomoki Debari

Professional Biography

Investigations

Japan

Yoshihiro Kai

Yoshihiro Kai

Professional Biography

Labour Employment & Benefits

Japan

Kazutoshi Kakuyama

Kazutoshi Kakuyama

Professional Biography
Hideki Thurgood Kanoh

Hideki Thurgood Kanoh

Professional Biography
Nobuhito Sawasaki

Nobuhito Sawasaki

Professional Biography

Litigation

Japan

Yoshimasa Furuta

Yoshimasa Furuta

Professional Biography
Kenichi Sadaka

Kenichi Sadaka

Professional Biography
Hiroki Wakabayashi

Hiroki Wakabayashi

Professional Biography

M&A and Governance

Japan

Hirohito Akagami

Hirohito Akagami

Professional Biography
Hiroki Kodate

Hiroki Kodate

Professional Biography
Kenichi Masuda

Kenichi Masuda

Professional Biography
Osamu Tanaka

Osamu Tanaka

Professional Biography

Patents

Japan

Miki Goto

Miki Goto

Professional Biography
Yoshikazu Iwase

Yoshikazu Iwase

Professional Biography
Makoto Ono

Makoto Ono

Professional Biography
Yasufumi Shiroyama

Yasufumi Shiroyama

Professional Biography

Private Funds

Japan

Koichi Miyamoto

Koichi Miyamoto

Professional Biography
Kunihiko Morishita

Kunihiko Morishita

Professional Biography

Professional Negligence

Japan

Project Finance

Japan

Takashi Akahane

Takashi Akahane

Professional Biography

Real Estate

Japan

Minoru Kobayashi

Minoru Kobayashi

Professional Biography

Restructuring & Insolvency

Japan

Fujiaki Mimura

Fujiaki Mimura

Professional Biography

Trade & Customs

Japan

Hiroshige Nakagawa

Hiroshige Nakagawa

Professional Biography

Trademarks

Japan

Miki Goto

Miki Goto

Professional Biography
Yoshikazu Iwase

Yoshikazu Iwase

Professional Biography
Yasufumi Shiroyama

Yasufumi Shiroyama

Professional Biography
Thought Leaders

Arbitration

Japan

Yoshimasa Furuta

Yoshimasa Furuta

Professional Biography
Aoi Inoue

Aoi Inoue

Professional Biography

Business Crime Defence

Japan

Yoshihiro Kai

Yoshihiro Kai

Professional Biography

Capital Markets

Japan

Competition

Japan

Shigeyoshi Ezaki

Shigeyoshi Ezaki

Professional Biography
Etsuko Hara

Etsuko Hara

Professional Biography
Hideto Ishida

Hideto Ishida

Professional Biography
Hiroki Kodate

Hiroki Kodate

Professional Biography
Vassili Moussis

Vassili Moussis

Professional Biography
Yusuke Nakano

Yusuke Nakano

Professional Biography
Takeshi Suzuki

Takeshi Suzuki

Professional Biography
Atsushi Yamada

Atsushi Yamada

Professional Biography

Construction

Japan

Minoru Kobayashi

Minoru Kobayashi

Professional Biography

Corporate Immigration

Japan

Corporate Tax

Japan

Koji Fujita

Koji Fujita

Professional Biography

Data

Japan

Hitoshi Ishihara

Hitoshi Ishihara

Professional Biography
Akihito Nakamachi

Akihito Nakamachi

Professional Biography

Franchise

Japan

Etsuko Hara

Etsuko Hara

Professional Biography
Aoi Inoue

Aoi Inoue

Professional Biography
Yasufumi Shiroyama

Yasufumi Shiroyama

Professional Biography

Insurance & Reinsurance

Japan

Tomoki Debari

Tomoki Debari

Professional Biography

Investigations

Japan

Yoshihiro Kai

Yoshihiro Kai

Professional Biography

Labour Employment & Benefits

Japan

Kazutoshi Kakuyama

Kazutoshi Kakuyama

Professional Biography
Hideki Thurgood Kanoh

Hideki Thurgood Kanoh

Professional Biography
Nobuhito Sawasaki

Nobuhito Sawasaki

Professional Biography

Litigation

Japan

Yoshimasa Furuta

Yoshimasa Furuta

Professional Biography
Kenichi Sadaka

Kenichi Sadaka

Professional Biography
Hiroki Wakabayashi

Hiroki Wakabayashi

Professional Biography

M&A and Governance

Japan

Hirohito Akagami

Hirohito Akagami

Professional Biography
Hiroki Kodate

Hiroki Kodate

Professional Biography
Kenichi Masuda

Kenichi Masuda

Professional Biography
Osamu Tanaka

Osamu Tanaka

Professional Biography

Patents

Japan

Miki Goto

Miki Goto

Professional Biography
Yoshikazu Iwase

Yoshikazu Iwase

Professional Biography
Makoto Ono

Makoto Ono

Professional Biography
Yasufumi Shiroyama

Yasufumi Shiroyama

Professional Biography

Private Funds

Japan

Koichi Miyamoto

Koichi Miyamoto

Professional Biography
Kunihiko Morishita

Kunihiko Morishita

Professional Biography

Professional Negligence

Japan

Project Finance

Japan

Takashi Akahane

Takashi Akahane

Professional Biography

Real Estate

Japan

Minoru Kobayashi

Minoru Kobayashi

Professional Biography

Restructuring & Insolvency

Japan

Fujiaki Mimura

Fujiaki Mimura

Professional Biography

Trade & Customs

Japan

Hiroshige Nakagawa

Hiroshige Nakagawa

Professional Biography

Trademarks

Japan

Miki Goto

Miki Goto

Professional Biography
Yoshikazu Iwase

Yoshikazu Iwase

Professional Biography
Yasufumi Shiroyama

Yasufumi Shiroyama

Professional Biography
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