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At CMS, we have a strong track record of advising our Japanese clients who are top multinational companies on their global business and investment.

With more than 70 offices in over 40 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, CMS offers deep local market understanding with a global perspective.

Our specialist teams spread across more than 43 countries assist our Japanese clients in investment activities all over the globe in all the major jurisdictions such as the U.S., Asia-Pacific, Europe and beyond.

A deep understanding of the culture and customs as well as Japanese language capabilities, along with decades of experience in advising Japanese clients, means we can assist our Japanese clients to achieve their business objectives, whatever the situation. 

By focusing on the key sectors such as Lifesciences and Healthcare, Energy, TMC, Consumer Products, Financial Institutions, Infrastructure and Constructions as well as Real Estate, we tailor our advice to our clients’ industry-specific business needs.  Our lawyers and industry experts support our clients at every stage of their investment.

Whether our clients require support on Commercial Disputes, M&A, Corporate, Regulatory, Commercial Agreements, Tax, Employment, Environment, Intellectual Property or Advertising and Marketing, we assist our clients with comprehensive legal advice.

We always focus on building strong relationships with our Japanese clients and industry sectors. 

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EU Competition Law Briefings 2024
The EU Competition Law Briefings have been created to provide a platform for our clients and other competition law experts to stay up to date on the developments of EU Competition Law. Every month CMS competition experts will present a recent case by the EU Commission or Community Courts during a webinar.
Green derivatives demystified: Legal insights into sustainable finance
Join us for an insightful webinar as we explore the future of finance, focusing on sustainable investment and carbon offsetting strategies to support your business decisions.This webinar will be of particular value for project investment bankers, private equity investors, and companies in the energy and large manufacturing sectors, looking to enhance their strategies with sustainable and financially savvy solutions.The webinar will cover the following topics and will conclude with a Q&A ses­sion:Sus­tain­ab­il­ity-linked derivatives (SLD)Financial power purchase agree­ments­Man­dat­ory carbon offset: EU emission al­low­ances­Vol­un­tary carbon offset
Cross-border Financial Services 2024 webinar series
We're delighted to announce the launch of our third season of international webinars focusing on financial regulation, starting on 13 March 2024.Wheth­er you are an in-house lawyer, compliance officer, financial analyst, risk manager, or any other professional concerned with maintaining the integrity of your organisation's financial practices, this series offers succinct 20-30 minute overviews of key industry trends and regulatory concerns across mul­tiple jur­is­dic­tions.If you have any additional topics that you would like us to add or address at one of the webinars, please contact us. Upcoming Webinars: 13 March: Spotting and avoiding red flags  What are the warning signals from firms that regulators act on?  How can you spot and address them before the regulator pounces?3 April: Handling a regulatory in­vest­ig­a­tion  How a firm can understand the regulator’s concerns and manage the investigation process.8 May: Financial crime  Sanc­tions, money laundering, market abuse and fraud - what are the key issues in your jurisdiction and what are the regulators focusing on.5 June: Preparing for a regulatory visit  How the banking regulator assesses a firm’s systems and controls: what to prepare and what to look out for.3 July: Handling a challenging ap­plic­a­tion  Your application for a licence, product approval or change in control is meeting with regulatory resistance.  How can you surmount these challenges?31 July: Dawn Raids  Un­an­nounced regulator visits are on the increase.  We look at what triggers a dawn raid, your rights if one happens, and how best to manage the consequences.4 September: Navigating the global ESG land­scape Is the regulatory reporting jigsaw puzzle causing more harm than good? We will provide an overview of the main cross-border issues impacting global financial institutions as they seek to manage ever expanding ESG regulations and discuss whether these rules are helping or hindering the action we need for change.The language of the webinar will be English.
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