Our Singapore office (AMT SG) was established on November 2013 as a Foreign Law Practice, and since then has been a key provider of legal services to Japanese companies with a presence in Singapore as well as the South East Asian region, as well as other international and regional companies based in Singapore. AMT SG (in collaboration with our Tokyo office) supports our clients on a wide range of Japanese law issues, including services in the following areas:
Investment of real estate in Japan;
Incorporation, restructuring or liquidation of a company in Japan;
Buy-out and other M&A transactions;
Banking and finance;
Financial regulatory advice;
Employment law regulation, contract and dispute; and
Dispute resolution, anti-monopoly, intellectual property rights.
In addition to the above, from 1 July 2020 onwards, AMT SG have a Formal Law Alliance with DOP Law Corporation, under the provisions of the Legal Profession (Practice Entities) Rules. Under this Formal Law Alliance (“Anderson Mori & Tomotsune – DOP Law”), our Singapore office and DOP Law are pleased to collaborate closely to offer our clients a one-stop service provider of legal services covering both Singapore and Japanese law issues.
Under the Formal Law Alliance, AMT SG and DOP Law will handle matters according to each firm’s expertise and regulatory qualifications. In other words, matters concerning Singapore Law will generally be reviewed and undertaken by lawyers from DOP Law, while matters concerning Japanese Law will generally be reviewed and undertaken by lawyers from our Singapore office.
Please note that under the Formal Law Alliance, both our Singapore office and DOP Law will operate as two allied but distinct entities.
Please also note that depending on the specific legal issue, certain other regulations under the Legal Professional (Practice Entities) Rules may apply. Anderson Mori & Tomotsune – DOP Law will be ready to offer additional guidance on the relevant regulations where necessary.