Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto is known for advising on public offerings and private placements of investment funds in Japanese and non-Japanese jurisdictions such as Cayman Islands, Ireland and Luxembourg. The firm specialises in assisting new non-Japanese funds that are publicly offered in Japan, including the provision of after care services. The firm was also selected to assist the Japan Securities Dealers Association and the Financial services Agency of Japan in reviewing the rules concerning foreign securities transactions. Investment fund and asset management specialists Yasuzo Takeno and Ken Miura lead the team and can call on the expertise of Nobuharu Onishi, who advises an international client base, with a particular focus on the US, EU, Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands.

Practice head(s):Yasuzo Takeno; Ken Miura
Other key lawyers:Nobuharu Onishi
‘The team knows its subjects in and out and is always available for questions’

‘I have had the privilege to work with Yasuzo Takeno, Ken Miura and Nobuharu Onishi. They are very knowledgeable on registration of foreign funds in Japan.’

Work highlights
Advised a client on offering their own investment trust to the Japanese market, which was the first time for the client to do so.
Advised the client on establishing new mutual funds in the Cayman Islands and conduct a public offering of such new funds in Japan.
Advised the client on the launch of a fund adopting a fund of fund structure and its invested funds utilizing CTA strategies, macro strategies or volatility strategies.