Financial regulatory advice in all its forms is a core strength of our finance practice. Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has a long history of providing top of the market advice to our global clients on the financial regulatory framework in Japan, including the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (formerly the Securities and Exchange Act), the Banking Act, the Trust Business Act, the Investment Trust and Investment Corporation Act, the Insurance Business Act and the Money Lending Business Act.
The ever changing nature and increasing complexity of financial regulation demands counsel from lawyers who understand the background and context of the new regulations, the practical consequences of their implementation and how the regulators view implementation and enforcement. The current regulatory environment also requires lawyers who are skilled at advising on and developing appropriate risk management and compliance regimes. The lawyers in our finance practice have been meeting these challenges throughout the history of our Firm and have developed a keen understanding of the regulatory process in Japan. Many of the lawyers in our finance practice have worked for or with local regulators, including the Japan Financial Services Agency (FSA). In addition, AM&T has been involved in the development of new legislation and rulemaking either through our role as advocates for our clients or through collaboration with industry groups and governmental and quasi-governmental entities on new initiatives.
Our clients include a broad range of global financial market participants, including commercial and investment banks, broker-dealers, asset managers, hedge funds, investment fund managers and distributors, investment advisors and institutional investors. We advise on a wide range of complex transactional, regulatory and enforcement matters, including the procurement of licenses required for the establishment, acquisition or restructuring of financial institutions in Japan, analyzing regulatory issues and developing solutions in connection with financial transactions or new financial instruments, communicating and negotiating with local regulatory agencies such as the FSA or self-regulatory organizations, as well as transaction structuring and documentation. We also advise on BIS banking regulations, internal management, emergency responses, compliance systems, and how to handle inspections by regulatory agencies.