5JAPAN LAWYERS GUIDE 2018/19Law Firm Prolesqualied lawyers and professional support sta provide clients with bespoke legal advice, merging each client’s business needs with the practical aspects of operating in Japan. M&A With a depth of knowledge and experience represent-ing buyers and target entities in domestic and cross-bor-der merger & acquisition (“M&A”) transactions ac-cumulated since the earliest days of M&A activity in Japan, AMT’s practitioners, specializing across a broad range of disciplines and industries, collaborate on each deal to provide comprehensive and timely solutions to clients in all transaction stages, from initial planning and structuring, through due diligence and negotiation, to post-transaction governance and integration.Corporate Crisis Management AMT represents, assists and advises clients on managing all types of critical incidents and corporate misconduct that may arise in the course of business. Although crises can range from minor wrongdoing to serious incidents and criminal acts occurring within or outside of Japan, AMT’s experienced professionals closely advise and assist clients in taking the best mea-sures to mitigate current and future risk plus accelerate recovery in a legally-compliant manner.Capital Markets AMT has one of the premier capital markets practices in Japan, encompassing all aspects of global and domestic debt and equity oerings by Japanese issuers and oer-ings into the Japanese market by international issuers. e rm also provides consultation, advice, and continu-ous disclosure services in relation to capital markets.Finance and Financial Instuons AMT has one of the leading nance practices in Ja-pan, with a strong emphasis on complex cross-border nancings and nancial regulatory advice. e rm’s -nance lawyers have extensive experience advising a broad spectrum of global nancial institutions, corporations, investment funds, governmental entities and other mar-ket participants in all areas of nance including banking, nancial regulation, derivatives, asset management, in-vestment funds, structured nance, acquisition and lev-eraged nance, project nance and insurance. Many of AMT’s nance lawyers are widely considered by both cli-ents and peers to be thought leaders and experts in their respective specializations. is team includes lawyers who have worked for and with local regulators, including the Japan Financial Services Agency.Real Estate In the Tokyo market, AMT has one of the leading real estate practices, with experienced bilingual lawyers regularly advising on a broad range of real estate activ-ities, including the sale and purchase of real property, commercial leasing, and large-scale real estate develop-ment. With particular strength in complex real estate -nance, AMT often advises the top lenders and investors that compete in Japan on both debt and equity transac-tions. Its real estate practice team is complemented by the lawyers in its tax practice who collaborate in the de-velopment of tax ecient real estate investment struc-tures on behalf of clients. With respect to equity mar-kets, AMT has been engaged in numerous transactions relating to the J-REIT market since its introduction in 2001. e rm also provides real estate-related regula-tory advice, particularly with respect to the application of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act to real estate investment activities in Japan.Akira Kawamura Of Counsel

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