There have been strong demands for a more digitalization-friendly working environment due to the growth in number of persons working from home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic during and after 2020. Digitalization has been widely expanded in respect of (a) external documents of companies (such as e-contracts), (b) internal documents of companies (such as board minutes) and various governmental procedures. E-signatures have been focused as a replacement of “seals” in respect of such digitalized documents and procedures. Our firm has been providing practical advice in respect of e-signatures based on recent developments in both law and practice.
The spread of COVID-19 is continuing worldwide, and this has had an unprecedented impact in Japan and overseas. There are many legal issues related to COVID-19. To assist clients in their efforts to prevent COVID-19 infections, AMT has provided a Q&A on various legal issues. The Q&A will be added to and updated as needed.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant adverse impact on all economies worldwide, including Japan. Across the globe, companies are struggling to keep their businesses going, not only in the short term, but also in anticipation of the challenges to business continuity that are expected to be arise in the post-COVID-19 world. For many businesses looking to continue through, and beyond, the pandemic, effective utilization of the available corporate rehabilitation schemes will prove crucial. We have extensive experience in providing practical and bespoke advice and support to businesses in such situations, based on our knowledge of the latest business trends both in Japan and overseas.
The EU and Japan enjoy strong economic ties which are set to strengthen and expand significantly as a direct result of the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement. The expansion of economic links between Japan and the EU means that the significance of EU law vis-à-vis Japanese businesses is steadily increasing. AMT has a unique position in the Japanese legal market in that it can genuinely provide EU law advice to clients out of its Tokyo Office.
On November 30, 2018, the “Act on Promotion of Utilization of Sea Areas for the Development of Marine Renewable Energy Generation Facilities” was passed by the Diet. The Act creates mechanisms for the designation of general sea areas for the promotion of offshore renewable energy generation and creates a certification system for utilization plans for long-term occupancy of these sea areas. We provide a brief overview of the key points of the Act which we consider to be particularly important.
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