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34JAPAN LAWYERS GUIDE 2018/19mentation rules should come into force by the time of enforcement of the Act.Although the supplementary provision of the Act pro-vides that the Act, as a whole, shall come into eect as of the day specied by Cabinet Order within a period not exceeding three (3) years from the date of promulgation, but the provisions concerning the matters listed below are to come into force in advance.6.End Remarks and Brief Introducon of Our IR PracceAs you will see from the above, the Act poses numerous issues which need to be addressed in a timely and e-cient manner in order to meet the timeline. It is essential that a collaborative team having expertise in various legal elds provide comprehensive and accurate legal guidance taking into account the complex and compounded na-ture of these legal issues. From that perspective, we, Anderson Mori & To-motsune, have rich experience in projects that require close coordination with the government authorities, such as PFI projects for airports and other facilities devel-oped and operated by the government, and we also have represented numerous entertainment resorts and hotels in their unprecedented development and operations.Moreover, since we have been one of the so-called “Big 4” law rms in Japan dealing with cross border legal issues since the 1950s, we have extensive experience in advising on JV formation and operation, especially with that of a cross-border nature; we distinguish ourselves from the other major law rms in Japan in the depth and scope of our knowledge and experience.Regarding the nancing legal aspects, we not only advise regularly on traditional corporate/asset nancing, but also project nance projects; therefore, we are very fa-miliar with cutting edge practices. As for gaming-related businesses, we have acted as counsel for the securitization deal of a pachinko parlor business, which underscores our very strong track record in advising clients on com-plex and cutting-edge transactions taking into account their business model.In addition to our strong track record of sophisticated legal services, we have been regularly seconding our at-torneys to various ministries and agencies (including the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tour-ism, which has been designated as a principal oversee-ing body for IRs), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (“METI”), the Ministry of Foreign Aairs, the Financial Services Agency, and the National Tax Agen-cy). Our Senior Counsels include alumni of key posts in METI, the Ministry of Finance, and the Cabinet Leg-islation Bureau; therefore, we have deep knowledge in various dealings with governmental agencies.We are amidst a major transition period, and it is excit-ing for me to be in the centre of such transition being one of very few gaming lawyers in Japan.Access:Anderson Mōri & TomotsuneURL: hps://www.amt-law.com/ Address: Otemachi Park Building, 1-1-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8136, JapanTel: +81-3-6775-1000About the AuthorHitoshi IshiharaTel: +81-3-6775-1114Email: hitoshi.ishihara@amt-law.comPractice Areas : Mr. Ishihara has extensive focus and knowledge regarding Japanese gaming law including the Casino/IR law and has received Japanese Gaming Lawyer of the Year awards by multiple sources.

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