Finance and Financial Institutions
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has a long history of providing advice on the laws regulating the financial industry in Japan, including the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, the Banking Act, the Trust Business Act, the Act on Investment Trusts and Investment Corporations, the Insurance Business Act and the Money Lending Business Act. In recent years, financial regulation has been implemented and amended at an extremely fast pace, while the content and nature of the regulation are becoming more detailed and technical. Given our expertise and considerable experience in financial transactions, Japanese and overseas financial institutions routinely turn to us for advice on financial regulation, and we help them successfully resolve their most challenging and novel issues, enabling us to provide appropriate advice based on the know-how compiled. Through these efforts and with our resources, our financial regulation practice is highly acclaimed by Japanese and overseas financial institutions.
Our advice on financial regulation is sought after in various situations, including the procurement of licenses and approvals required for the establishment, merger and acquisition or organizational restructuring of financial institutions, analyzing financial regulatory issues and developing solutions in connection with new financial transactions or structuring, designing and marketing new financial instruments, communicating and negotiating with the relevant supervisory authorities or self-regulatory organizations, as well as preparing documents such as contracts with counterparties to transactions or explanatory materials and general terms and conditions to be delivered to customers. We also advise on developing and enhancing compliance systems and other internal control systems within financial institutions as well as on such institutions' response to inspection by the relevant financial supervisory authorities.