As financing is required to conduct any business and/or transactions, finance is potentially connected with various areas. In this regard, finance includes: corporate finance where an entity requires general operating funds, real-estate finance where an entity requires funds for purchasing real estate, acquisition finance where an entity intends to purchase another entity, project finance where an entity requires funds to construct and operate projects of power plants (e.g., photovoltaic power plants). For these financing transactions, various laws and regulations including Civil Act, Commercial Act, Companies Act, insolvency laws, Trust Act and financial regulations and other various business regulations can be relevant. Our firm provides to clients clear and sufficient advice on structuring of finance and documentation of contracts, opinions and otherwise.
Apart from financing transactions, when an entity conducts business, approvals/licenses or notifications may be required under financial regulations which include Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, Money Lending Business Act, Banking Act, Trust Business Act, Act on Investment Trusts and Investment Corporations, and Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act. Our firm widely provides advice on these financial regulations.
For these financial transactions and financial regulatory matters, while due to the recent and ongoing globalization, overseas entities may act as a leading party or participating party in many of these matters in Japan, and documentation and negotiation needs to be done in English language, our firm can fully assist clients with those matters both in Japanese and English languages.