Anderson Mori & Tomotsune regularly advises both international and Japan-based asset management and investment fund clients, including fund sponsors and investment advisors on the various legal and regulatory issues that arise in relation to the establishment and operation of an investment management business in Japan.
Our Firm has considerable experience assisting our clients on the establishment, structuring and marketing of investment trusts and investment corporations under Japanese law. In addition to advising on the attendant legal and regulatory issues for fund formation and registration, we prepare disclosure documentation and effect filings with the relevant regulators in Japan. We have considerable experience providing legal advice to fund sponsors, financial intermediaries and investors on all aspects of the public offering and/or private placement in Japan of offshore investment trusts. Recently, in response to changes in the global funds environment, we have increasingly been providing advice tailored to the Japanese market on various types of complex investment funds including exchange-traded funds, hedge funds, funds of funds and commodity pools and other funds.
With respect to alternative asset classes, AM&T is actively involved in the J-REIT market, advising on the establishment of J-REITs and their related asset management company, licenses, funding, property acquisition, and disclosure obligations. Recently, we have also been involved in a number of complex J-REIT mergers and restructurings. Please see the "Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
" section in the description of our real estate practice for more details.
AM&T likewise has considerable experience in the establishment and operation in Japan of financial instruments businesses, investment management companies, investment advisors, and branches of international investment management companies.