Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has one of the premier capital markets practices in Japan, encompassing all aspects of global and domestic debt and equity offerings by Japanese issuers and offerings into the Japanese market by international issuers. We also provide consultation, advice, and continuous disclosure services in relation to capital markets.
■ Debt Capital Markets
AMT regularly acts as counsel in connection with offerings of debt securities in the Japanese market by supranational and sovereign entities, as well as international corporations. Our projects in this area have included primary offerings of Samurai bonds by numerous prominent international issuers. We also handle secondary offerings (uridashi) in the Japanese market of debt securities issued by sovereign and corporate issuers in the European market. Our experience includes advising on debt securities sold by international issuers through primary and secondary offerings in the Japanese market including not only straight bonds, but also dual currency bonds, index-linked securities and equity-linked securities, such as exchangeable bonds and convertible bonds. Our experience and expertise in this area enables us to assist in offerings in the Japanese market by issuers of any nationality, regardless of the complexity or innovative nature of the planned offering.
Our Firm is also regularly involved in offerings of a wide variety of debt securities by Japanese companies in all major international capital markets, including the EU, Asia and other Euro markets, as well as US and Canada markets. The offerings we have handled range from straight bonds to equity-linked securities, such as convertible bonds and warrants. Through this experience, we have accumulated practical knowledge with respect to securities regulations, listing rules, and market practices in various capital markets that help us to more effectively advise both our international and Japanese clients. Through our diversified practice we have also accumulated considerable knowledge regarding the broad spectrum of industries encompassed by Japanese issuers.
■ Equity Capital Markets
In the area of equity offerings, AMT has substantial experience in global and Japanese offerings of equity securities by international and Japanese issuers. For international issuers, we handle both public offerings and private placements of equity securities in Japan. This aspect of our capital markets practice includes regularly advising on the Japan tranches of global offerings by international issuers. We also regularly represent Japanese issuers in connection with issuances of equity securities in international capital markets. In the case of global offerings by such issuers, we are generally involved in both the international and Japanese tranches of such offerings.
The global offerings referred to above are often initial public offerings (IPOs), and as such are subject to stringent disclosure and corporate governance requirements. AMT has significant experience in advising on IPOs and has been involved in many IPOs by prominent international and Japanese companies. Offerings of shares in connection with the privatization of government-held entities represent another component of our global offering practice. We frequently act as legal advisors in connection with major privatization issues encountered by international and Japanese entities in the Japanese markets.
■ Listing, Capital Market Compliance and Support
Concomitant with our capital markets practice, we have advised on the listing of shares of numerous prominent international companies on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
AMT regularly assists clients with continuous disclosure requirements and other compliance obligations imposed on international issuers of debt and equity securities under Japanese securities regulations and Tokyo Stock Exchange rules.