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Australia corporate update - August 2014
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Australia, Japan
  • August 14 2014

In July 2014, Japan and Australia signed the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA). The JAEPA primarily benefits Australian

Russia sanctions: impact on financial institutions in the US, EU and Japan
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • European Union, Japan, Russia, USA
  • August 25 2014

New sanctions targeting Russia have been implemented in the US, EU and Japan. Although the consequences of breaching the sanctions are severe

Japan SESC recommends FSA to fine unnamed Singapore entity for manipulation of JGB futures
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Japan
  • September 14 2014

The Japan Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission has recommended to the Japan Financial Services Agency that an administrative monetary

Companies face prospect of new rules for temporary workers in Japan
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Japan
  • August 18 2014

Major amendments to Japan's Worker Dispatch Act of 1985 (the "Act") are expected to be approved and become effective in 2015. These amendments could

Japan initiates simpler visa process for Filipino, Indonesian and Vietnamese nationals
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Japan
  • October 1 2014

The Japanese Embassy in the Philippines stated that the "substantial relaxation of multiple visas" for the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam began

Tokyo District Court allows tax saving from share repurchase
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • October 2 2014

On May 9, 2014, the Tokyo District Court reversed a large tax that had been imposed on a large U.S. multinational's Japanese holding company ("Japan

Taiwan-Japan priority document electronic exchange program
  • Tsar & Tsai
  • Japan, Taiwan
  • October 8 2014

To increase the efficiency of patent application procedures and expedite patent application review in both Taiwan and Japan, the two nations agreed in

Japan-Australia trade agreement - next steps
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia, Japan
  • July 23 2014

The Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) was signed on 8 July 2014 in Canberra. In this Alert we outline: some key aspects of

International group data projects: ensuring data protection compliance in Europe
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Japan
  • October 2 2014

An increasing number of multi-national Japanese companies are seeking to improve the way they handle data across their Groups. In particular

Companies Act reform: parent and subsidiary (shareholders' double-derivative suit)
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Japan
  • July 18 2014

An amendment to the Companies Act was enacted on 20 June 2014 ("Amendment") and is expected to come into effect on 1 April 2015. This briefing will