Finance and Financial Institutions


Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has a well-established derivatives practice and is adept at responding to the complex issues surrounding sophisticated derivatives transactions. Our expert lawyers regularly provide services for the negotiation and drafting of the ISDA documents. We also provide support in a broad range of regulatory compliance issues regarding over-the-counter derivative transactions including the variation and initial margin requirements, and frequently hold in-house seminars for our clients.


AMT provides advice on all major categories of derivatives transactions, such as currency, interest rate, equity, credit and commodity derivatives. We also advise on earthquake derivatives, energy derivatives and emission allowance derivatives transactions, as well as structured finance transactions involving hybrid instruments such as structured deposit, synthetic collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), credit-linked notes (CLNs), credit-linked loans (CLLs) and repackaged notes, including the structuring of these derivatives-related transactions.


AMT has extensive experience in advising on settlement procedures upon occurrence of a credit event regarding Credit Default Swap (CDS), in addition to handling close-out processes and the procedures for filing proofs of claims in the event of counterparties' defaults under derivatives transactions. We also provide advice in connection with litigation and other disputes relating to derivatives transactions, and services in connection with various litigation proceedings concerning accountability, legal capacity and authority to conduct transactions, and interpretation of contracts, as well as services relating to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).


In addition, by leveraging our global network with overseas law firms, we advise on cross-border transactions with multi-jurisdictional elements and conduct research on foreign laws and regulations by working closely with leading overseas law firms that we consider to be the most suitable for each project.


Finance and Financial Institutions