AMT - Facilitating two-way business between Japan, China and key Asian jurisdictions
“When I began working in Beijing in 1998, horse-drawn wagons and sidewalk barbers were common sights,” said Akira Moriwaki, partner and chief representative of the Anderson Mori and Tomotsune (AMT) firm’s Shanghai office. “Over the course of the next two decades, China’s legal system as we know it today was established, and key acts have been put in place — governing contracts, collateral, securities, labor and anti-monopoly policies, among others.”
"We aim to remain a leading firm by helping to develop a well-established economic bridge between Japan, China and other key economies across Asia."
— AKIRA MORIWAKI
Partner and Chief Representative of Anderson Mori and Tomotsune Shanghai office
As the largest Japan-based law firm in China, AMT continues to play a role in China’s often complex legal sector and assist many Japanese and non- Japanese clients.
“In the past, the majority of our clients in China were Japanese manufacturing companies active in the automotive, component, petrochemical, textile and real-estate sectors,” said Moriwaki.
“Today, in line with the shifts taking place in the Chinese economy, we are working alongside a diverse range of clients from different industries, including branded apparel suppliers, e-commerce and information technology companies, high-end cuisine firms and other service industry players,” he continued.
As the government of China continues to encourage domestic companies to go global, AMT sees opportunities to assist those looking to make investments in Japan.
The firm’s rapid growth has been built on the ability of AMT to offer clients first-class legal services between Japan, China and the rest of the Asian region. Following the lead of the firm’s China practice, AMT is now expanding its practice to other Asian regions and has established offices in Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta and Bangkok. Among Japan-based law firms, AMT is recognized as being one of the most active regarding its Pan-Asian practices.
“We aim to remain a leading firm by helping to develop a well-established economic bridge between Japan, China and other key economies across Asia,” concluded Moriwaki.