Lately, global-level issues and the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that indicate the goals for solving these issues have been drawing more attention. At Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune, we as legal professionals continue to look for ways to contribute to achieving these SDGs. Our lawyers have developed a wealth of SDG-related expertise in their respective fields and have put these resources at the disposal of our clients, helping them find best practice-based solutions to the many legal issues that attach to sustainable development.
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In recent years, interest in the "metaverse" and in "virtual space" has taken off, and with the arrival of Web 3.0 era blockchain technology, the economic prospects of businesses located in the virtual domain are attracting global attention. This is largely due to the dramatic improvements achieved in VR and terminal processing power, beginning with "Second Life" in the late 2000s, to advances made in software development, including the enhancement of user communication functions using avatars, and to an increase in user volumes during the Corona crisis. Further growth in virtual user populations and economic activities is expected in the future.
The field of economic security is a new area of legal practice that requires a broad range of responsiveness across numerous fields and jurisdictions in light of the rapidly changing international situation. We provide legal services that meet the needs and circumstances of our clients, backed both by the rich international diversity that we have cultivated since our establishment, and by our ability to respond quickly to our clients anywhere in the world thanks to seamless cooperation within our network of branch offices and affiliated firms.
AMT has one of the longest track records among law firms in Japan for advising international companies seeking to operate in Japan through the establishment of subsidiaries, branch offices, and other business entity forms.
With the tapering of pandemic restrictions, businesses around the world are looking to settle into the new normal. It is a time of optimism but also some lingering uncertainty. Some businesses have survived through cost-cutting and downsizing of employees and may need time to recover. In some cases, the pandemic has ignited the momentum for digital transformation and has been a catalyst for business innovation. “Work from home” became widespread during the pandemic and changed the way many businesses and employees view the workplace. This has caused some businesses to rethink their office space needs.
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We are committed to giving back to our community. We regularly contribute our legal resources on a pro bono basis to the indigent and to non-profit foundations, non-governmental organizations and other entities that contend with important social and public interest concerns.
We actively seek talented and team-minded attorneys to assist us in delivering the highest quality legal services to our multinational clientele doing business in Japan and overseas, and offer exposure to a broad range of international corporate transactions.