Singapore and Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has been a major driver of global growth over the past 30 years and this region has seen substantial investment by Japanese companies, with Singapore being both a favored regional hub for multinationals and a rising center for international dispute resolution. Atsumi & Sakai has reflected these developments with a team experienced in advising on transactions in this region and handling arbitration in Singapore.

 

Our relevant expertise includes:

  • A partner with extensive experience in international arbitration (ICC and SIAC) and court proceedings in Singapore
  • Japanese lawyers with experience working in leading law firms in Singapore and Indonesia, and a foreign consultant previously with a global law firm in Indonesia
  • Expertise in setting up local entities and joint ventures in, as well as withdrawal from, the region
  • Abundant experience in providing advice on local law and business with reputable local firms in the region
  • Significant practical experience in transactions in the region

Sample Material Transactions

  • Representing multiple clients in SIAC and ICC arbitration and assisting Japanese clients with litigation in Singapore
  • Advising a US REIT on multi-billion dollar real estate funds formed with a Singapore government entity and subsequent transfers of projects into the funds
  • Advising a Singapore-based investment bank on an early-stage investment in Japan
  • Advising Singapore-based multinationals and government entities on data protection and data breach issues in Japan
  • Advising a Singapore-based venture investor on regulatory and other matters relating to establishing a business in Japan
  • Assisting financial institutions with personal data protection issues under Singapore law
  • Advising an EPC contractor on a project financing in connection with the installation of a submarine optical cable in the Philippines
  • Advising a Japanese incorporated administrative agency providing insurance for the project financing of the Mass Rapid Transit Line 7 (MRT7) urban railway in metropolitan Manila
  • Advising a Japanese consulting firm on a joint venture relating to three transportation projects in Yangon to construct urban railways and a bus transit system in the city, and to upgrade the existing expressway in the north-south corridor of Myanmar

Related Practices

Related Publications

  • “International Arbitration in Singapore: Practical Tips Based on Expedited Arbitration Case” JCA Journal April, May 2018 Issue (2018)
  • “Establishment and Practical Use of Singapore International Commercial Court” JCA Journal Vol.62 No.7 (2015)

 

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Senior Partner

Miho Niunoya

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Senior Partner

Junko Ogushi

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Senior Partner

Kohei Murakawa

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Partner

Gai Matsushita

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Advisor/Consultant

Daniel C. Hounslow*

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