Kitahama Partners provides legal services informed by practical experience and strong expertise in the field of securities. Our main activities are concentrated in the areas of strategy, negotiation, and the preparation of agreements, disclosure documents, opinions and the like, in connection with private placements of new shares, share option issuance, tender offers, share buybacks and other listed share transactions. In addition, we offer such services as investigations of insider trading and support for dealing with securities exchanges, the Financial Services Agency, and Finance Bureaus.
Financial Instruments and Exchange Act
Both for listed companies and other entities involved with securities markets, the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act is essential legislation which sets forth the essential rules for markets; this act...
Listing Rules, Self-Imposed Regulations
Recently, in addition to “hard law” (i.e., the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act and related laws and regulations), the role played by “soft law” (i.e., listing rules and various guidelines...
When listed companies procure funds through securities markets via private placement of new shares, engage in the issuance of stock options or other similar mechanisms, or when they engage in...
Disclosure (Disclosure of Corporate Affairs, Timely Disclosure)
When executing financing in securities markets, tender offers, share buybacks and other transactions involving listed shares, it is necessary to provide disclosure under the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, listing...
Insider Trading Restrictions
A certain number of insider trading incidents are exposed each year, and recently there have been many cases of insider trading which are different from those in the past, including...