Corporate and Commercial

General Corporate

"Virtual currencies: regulators make their move"
Izuru Goto / Yasuyuki Kuribayashi / Takashi Saito
IFLR (International Financial Law Review) The influencer edition June/July 2019 / Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. [2019]
"Vertriebsrechtssystem in Japan (Distribution Law System in Japan)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [Summer 2019]
"Outline of and the Key Points in Dealing with the Subcontract Law and Related Laws" (in Japanese)
Teruhisa Ishii
July 2019 issue of Business Homu / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2019]
"Analysis on a Report compiled by the Third-party Panel concerning the improper loan scandal of Suruga Bank and practical advice for other companies to prevent similar scandals" (in Japanese)
Masahiro Terada
March 2019 of Business Homu / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2019]
"Utilization of trusts and legal issues in electric power industry"
Izuru Goto / Yusuke Shimada (co-author)
Study group on electric power and finance (ed) / Minjihokenkyukai [2018]
"Legal analysis on Bitcoin transactions - detailed discussion -"
Izuru Goto / Masumi Watanabe
April 2018 issue of Business Homu / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2018]
"Legal analysis on Bitcoin transactions - comprehensive discussions -"
Izuru Goto / Masumi Watanabe
February 2018 issue of Business Homu / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2017]
"Basic structure of cryptocurrencies"
Izuru Goto / Masumi Watanabe
January 2018 issue of Business Homu / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2017]
"Data Privacy Protection of Personal Information Versus Usage of Big Data: Introduction of the Recent Amendment to the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (Japan)" (PDF)
Noriko Higashizawa (co-author)
DEFENSE COUNSEL JOURNAL Volume 84, No. 4 / International Association of Defense Counsel [October 2017]
"Kurze Einführung in die Schuldrechtsreform" (The Overview of the Japanese Civil Code Reform on Law of Obligations) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [September/October 2017]
"Die optimale Rechtsform für die japanische Tochter (The Optimal Corporate Form for a Subsidiary in Japan)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [July/August 2017]
"The amendment of part of the Civil Code (law of obligations) was enacted and will be enforced within three years from June 2, 2017 (Part 2 - Extinctive Prescription)"
Yasuyuki Kuribayashi (co-author)
CY Japan Legal Update [2017]
"The amendment of part of the Civil Code (law of obligations) was enacted and will be enforced within three years from June 2, 2017 (Part 1 - Pre-formulated Terms and Conditions (teikei yakkan))"
Yasuyuki Kuribayashi / Yuichi Tanaka
CY Japan Legal Update [2017]
"Handbuch des Vertriebsrechts (Handbook on Distribution Law)", 4th Edition, Japanese Chapter (in German)
Mikio Tanaka
Handbook on Distribution Law (4th Edition) / Verlag C. H. Beck [June 2016]
"Die KK mit Troika-Ausschüssen (Company with a Committee Governance Structure)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [November/December 2015]
"For Practical Use: Selected Court Cases on International Business " (in Japanese)
Noriyuki Katayama
Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd. [2015]
"Geschäftsführung japanischer Tochtergesellschaften: Lockerung im HR-Management (ManagCement of Japanese Subsidiaries: Deregulation in HR-Management)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [April 2015]
"Companies Act Reform 2014: Can the new amendment to the Companies Act of Japan strengthen the corporate governance systems of Japanese listed companies? " (PDF)
Masamichi Sakamoto (co-author)
Japan Lawyers Guide 2014/15 / LexisNexis Japan [September 2014]
"Moderator for the session entitled "Strategy and planning: considerations and issues involving cross-border legal services in Asia" in the conference entitled "Cross-Border Legal Services in the Asia Region – Developments and the Future" to be hosted by International Bar Association and Japan Federation of Bar Associations." (in Japanese)
Noriyuki Katayama
[November 2013]
"Entwurf zur BGB-Reform Japans (“Interim Draft of the New Civil Code of Japan”)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [April 2013]
"Overview of Draft Outline of Amendments to the Companies Act and its impact on practice"
Daisuke Terasaki / Aya Kinoshita / Shuichi Nagaoka (co-author)
No. 1324 of Junkan Keirijoho / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2012]
"Opinions of Companies as public comments on Interim Summary Report on Amendment to the Civil Law (vol. 1), (Vol. 2), (Vol. 3) "
Tomohiro Tanamura (co-author)
March – May 2012 issue of Business Homu / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2012]
"A key to a proper interpretation of Amendment middle draft policy of Corporate Law"
Masahiro Terada / Yoshitaka Hagiwara / Yasuhiro Okuhara
No. 1304 of Junkan Keirijoho / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2012]
"Impact of the Tokyo Prefectural Ordinance for Elimination of Organized Crime Group starting October 2011- What should companies do?" (in Japanese)
Koji Mizutani
September 2011 issue of Business Homu / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2011]
"Accounting and Tax Issues relating to Reform of Civil Code of Japan (Law of Obligations), " (in Japanese)
Yuichi Maruyama
July 10, 2011 issue (No. 1286) of Junkan Keirijoho / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2011]
"Ein überblick über Verjährungsfristen in Japan" (Outline of the statute of limitations under Japanese law) (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [August 2009]
"Vertriebsrecht in Japan" (Distribution law in Japan) (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [September 2008]
"Major Amendments Concerning Bonds with Stock Options" (in Japanese)
Yukihiro Fujimoto (co-author)
No. 1127 of Junkan Keirijoho / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2006]
"Practice and Legal Strategies under the New Companies Act" (in Japanese)
Yoshitada Ogiso (co-author)
June 2005 issue of Business Homu / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2005]
"New Securities taxation System and Stock System" (in Japanese)
Yukihiro Fujimoto (co-author)
Okura Zaimu Kyokai [2003]
"Warranties and Disclaimers"
Yukihiro Fujimoto (co-author)
International Bar Association Series / Kluwer Law International [2002]
"Stock Option and share issuance practice under the new law" (in Japanese)
Yukihiro Fujimoto (co-author)
Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2002]
"Swift Understanding of the Amendment to the Commercial Code and the Practice under the Amended Code" (in Japanese)
Yoshitada Ogiso (co-author)
Nikkei Inc. [2002]
"Considerations on Share Exchange and Share Transfer" and "Considerations on Company Split" (in Japanese)
Masaaki Sawano (co-author)
"Lawyers' Practices – Civil – Contract and Corporate Cases" / Tokyo Horei Publishing [2002]
"Product Liability Reporter (Japan)"
Yukihiro Fujimoto
Prospect Media Pty Ltd, [2000]
"Product Recall (Japan)"
Yukihiro Fujimoto
IBA Newsletter [2000]
"Japanese E-Commerce: Regulatory Issues"
Yasuyuki Kuribayashi (co-author)
"Global eCommerce Law and Business Report April 2000" / WorldTrade Executive, Inc. [2000]

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Corporate Governance / Shareholders Meeting

"Interaction between Tax Affairs and Legal Affairs based on Case Examples (Corresponding to the Amendment to the Civil Code (the Succession Law))" (in Japanese)
Ryoko Takeda (co-author)
Tokyo Certified Public Tax Accountants' Association (Research Study Group) and Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association (Tax Study Group) (ed) / Okura Zaimu Kyokai [2019]
"The consequence of mistakes relating to unexpected withholding tax burden on tax assessment, etc.: Focusing on the Decision of the Supreme Court dated September 25, 2018" (in Japanese)
Ryoko Takeda
Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (taxation case study) Vol. 169 / Japan Tax Research Institute [2019]
"Analysis on a Report compiled by the Third-party Panel concerning the improper loan scandal of Suruga Bank and practical advice for other companies to prevent similar scandals" (in Japanese)
Masahiro Terada
March 2019 of Business Homu / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2019]
"Corporate legal strategies for tax compliance" (in Japanese)
Masahiro Terada / Ryoko Takeda (co-author)
Minjiho Kenkyukai [2018]
"Substantial additional tax imposed by employees’ illegal acts: Based on the views concerning corporate governance on tax matter" (in Japanese)
Ryoko Takeda
Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (taxation case study) Vol. 163 / Japan Tax Research Institute [2018]
"Amendment of the Cabinet Office Ordinance on Disclosure of Corporate Affairs concerning Incentive Compensation for Corporate Executives"
Yasuyuki Kuribayashi / Takashi Saito
CY Japan Legal Update [2017]
"Third-Party Committee" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [January/February 2016]
"Die KK mit Troika-Ausschüssen (Company with a Committee Governance Structure)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [November/December 2015]
"Companies Act Reform 2014: Can the new amendment to the Companies Act of Japan strengthen the corporate governance systems of Japanese listed companies? " (PDF)
Masamichi Sakamoto (co-author)
Japan Lawyers Guide 2014/15 / LexisNexis Japan [September 2014]
"Overview of Draft Outline of Amendments to the Companies Act and its impact on practice"
Daisuke Terasaki / Aya Kinoshita / Shuichi Nagaoka (co-author)
No. 1324 of Junkan Keirijoho / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2012]
"A key to a proper interpretation of Amendment middle draft policy of Corporate Law"
Masahiro Terada / Yoshitaka Hagiwara / Yasuhiro Okuhara
No. 1304 of Junkan Keirijoho / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2012]
"Legal Compliance Issue for a listed company"
Yukihiro Fujimoto
Stock Listing seminar held by Azusa Audit Corporation [2011]
"Examples and Review of M&A Clauses Concerning Bonds with Stock Options" (in Japanese)
Yukihiro Fujimoto (co-author)
No. 1152 of Junkan Keirijoho / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2007]
"New Securities taxation System and Stock System" (in Japanese)
Yukihiro Fujimoto (co-author)
Okura Zaimu Kyokai [2003]
"Q&A of the Reform of Commercial Law concerning the reinforcement of the Corporate Governance" (in Japanese)
Yoshitada Ogiso (co-author)
Nikkei Inc. [2003]
"Stock Option and share issuance practice under the new law" (in Japanese)
Yukihiro Fujimoto (co-author)
Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2002]
Issues raised by Daiwa Bank Case (in Japanese)
Yukihiro Fujimoto (co-author)
No. 949 of Junkan Keirijoho / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2001]

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Venture Capital / Private Equity

"Legal Compliance Issue for a listed company"
Yukihiro Fujimoto
Stock Listing seminar held by Azusa Audit Corporation [2011]

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Regulatory

"Verschärfter Datenschutz (Upgraded Data Protection)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [March/April 2017]
"Umweltfreundlich bauen (Eco-Friendly Contruction)" (in German)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [July/August 2013]

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Environmental

"Umweltfreundlich bauen (Eco-Friendly Contruction)" (in German)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [July/August 2013]

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Tax

"Interaction between Tax Affairs and Legal Affairs based on Case Examples (Corresponding to the Amendment to the Civil Code (the Succession Law))" (in Japanese)
Ryoko Takeda (co-author)
Tokyo Certified Public Tax Accountants' Association (Research Study Group) and Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association (Tax Study Group) (ed) / Okura Zaimu Kyokai [2019]
"The consequence of mistakes relating to unexpected withholding tax burden on tax assessment, etc.: Focusing on the Decision of the Supreme Court dated September 25, 2018" (in Japanese)
Ryoko Takeda
Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (taxation case study) Vol. 169 / Japan Tax Research Institute [2019]
"Corporate legal strategies for tax compliance" (in Japanese)
Masahiro Terada / Ryoko Takeda (co-author)
Minjiho Kenkyukai [2018]
"Substantial additional tax imposed by employees’ illegal acts: Based on the views concerning corporate governance on tax matter" (in Japanese)
Ryoko Takeda
Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (taxation case study) Vol. 163 / Japan Tax Research Institute [2018]
"Legal Issues related to Tax Procedure over the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) based on the Common Reporting Standard (CRS): mainly legal liability caused by errors in financial institutions and right protection of individual persons" (in Japanese)
Ryoko Takeda
Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (taxation case study) Vol. 157 / Japan Tax Research Institute [2017]
"Scope of duty to bear civil liability by certified public tax accountants in their service" (in Japanese)
Ryoko Takeda
Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (taxation case study) Vol. 151 / Japan Tax Research Institute [2016]
"Analysis of Three Court Cases Concerning Whether Delaware Limited Partnership Falls under Corporation as Defined in Japanese Tax Law"
Hiroaki Matsunaga (co-author)
Zeimu Koho Vol. 60 / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2012]
"Tax Collection Case/Moment When Aggregate Claim Becomes Mortgaged Property"
Hiroaki Matsunaga
Sozei Soshou Vol. 5 / Zaikei Shouhou-sha [2012]

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Renewable Energy

"Practice Q&A for Real Estate Lease Agreement in Response to Amendment of the Law of Obligation"
Masaaki Sawano / Keisuke Ide / Ken Takii / Kiyoshi Asada / Yuichi Maruyama / Hideyuki Tanaka / Yuji Kondo / Yukinori Sasaki / Aya Kinoshita / Yuka Sakai / Masatsugu Kobayashi / Akira Yasukawa / Yoshifumi Oka / Masumi Watanabe and others.
City-Yuwa Partners (ed) / Shojihomu Co., Ltd. [2018]
"Wendepunkt bei Maßnahmen für erneuerbare Energie (Turning Point of the Renewable Energy Policy)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [February 2015]
"Companies Act Reform 2014: Can the new amendment to the Companies Act of Japan strengthen the corporate governance systems of Japanese listed companies? " (PDF)
Masamichi Sakamoto (co-author)
Japan Lawyers Guide 2014/15 / LexisNexis Japan [September 2014]
"Structure of Renewable Energy Fund Following the Amended Enforcement Order Under the Act on Investment Trusts and Investment Corporations"
Izuru Goto / Yuichi Maruyama / Yukinori Sasaki
Junkan Keirijouhou (No. 1394) / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2014]
"Sonnenzeit für Solarprojekte – aber wie lange noch? (Sunny Days for Solar Power Projects – but for how long?)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [October 2013]
"Das Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz: Praktische Rechtsprobleme (Practical Problems on the Renewable Energy Law)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [November /December 2012)]
"Neuer rechtlicher Rahmen für erneuerbare Energien (New Legal Framework for Renewable Energy)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [July/August 2012]

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