Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Defined by its capacity to advise on a range of investment fund and asset management work, Anderson Mori & TomotsuneComparative Guides promotional icon’s expertise covers public distribution and private placement, PE funds, VC funds, infrastructure funds, ETFs and hedge funds. The firm also has a strong track record in dealing with real estate investment funds for listed funds, including J-REITs, as well as cross-border transactions and offshore investment funds. Harume Nakano focuses on advising financial institutions and investment companies in and outside of Japan; she co-leads the team with Kunihiko Morishita, whose fortes are domestic and international banking, securities and asset management.

Practice head(s):Harume Nakano; Kunihiko Morishita
Other key lawyers:Akihito Miyake
‘We are reliant on AMT to support us locally in Japan as the work is initiated and delivered out of our London office which lacks instinctive or practical knowledge of the local market. Given the distance between London and Tokyo we are exceptionally well supported with access at all hours of the day, in English, to advice we require. Given our structure, with a modest representation on the ground in Tokyo and no inhouse local legal, the service they provide is fundamental to our business in region and in this context it provides for good value verses resourcing an equivalent support structure internally. ’

‘Kunihiko Morishita, has a highly supportive demeanour and a positive approach to finding solutions that is mirrored by his team, we have yet to have an issue that is without solution. Kunihiko is a proven operator in navigating the inherent complications and challenge of making European domiciled funds available in Japan and importantly, presenting them in a way that is in keeping with local market expectations.’

‘Akihito Miyake is excellent and always goes the extra mile for his clients’.

Key clients
Janus Capital (Janus Henderson)

Nikko Asset Management

Credit Suisse

Global Funds Management S.A.


Nomura Alternative Investment Management


Nippon Investment Company

Capula Investment Management

DBJ Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Bayview Asset Management Co., ltd.

Work highlights
Assisted Credit Suisse Management throughout the whole process of establishing, disclosing and offering of them, such as drafting registration statements, prospectus, notifications and reports and filing them with the relevant authorities and preparing necessary documents and materials.
Assisted Henderson Management, S.A. in changing the management company, trustee, administrator and other parties of Janus Selection, a fund publicly offered in Japan, without disrupting marketing activities. Drew up a detailed schedule to satisfy client’s requests and negotiated with the regulator.
Advised Nippon Investment Company in establishing several parallel funds as well as its general partners in Cayman Islands at the same time.