Corporate Governance / Shareholders Meeting

In recent years, investors' demand for strict corporate governance in listed companies has markedly increased, and frequent amendments to the relevant laws and listing rules have compelled listed companies to comply with extremely complicated regulations. In order to serve the various needs of listed companies in establishing their corporate governance, City-Yuwa Partners has been providing accurate and expert advice based on its past experience, network with relevant government ministries and agencies, and its expertise in the latest developments regarding the Companies Act, the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law, and the Securities Exchange Rules, etc.

With respect to the shareholders meeting, there has been a trend to change the operation of this highest decision-making body of a company from a conventional, exclusive meeting to a more open meeting, where shareholders openly ask the management for disclosure and accountability. While the management is expected to regard the shareholders meeting as a part of its investors relations activities, it is also expected to be prepared with measures against so-called shareholder activism. In order for companies to respond to these changes, City-Yuwa comprehensively supports listed companies in, among others, general operation of the meeting, measures against activist shareholders, and proxy fights, based on its experience and know-how in handling any issues relating to shareholders meetings in a broad range of listed companies.

Further, with respect to developing the corporate governance of listed companies, City-Yuwa has the expertise to advise its clients on organization design, maintenance of internal rules, and handling required disclosure.
In addition, City-Yuwa is able to satisfy the needs of directors of listed companies in solving legal issues by taking into account the company's history and culture, including advice on solutions for day-to-day legal issues, preparation of written opinions, and planning of directors' compensation structure.

City-Yuwa provides legal services not only to listed companies but to many other types of companies, including companies of various sizes aiming for an IPO, as well as foreign companies' branch offices in Japan.

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