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Masaji Hashimoto (Partner)

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Masaji Hashimoto
Admitted Japan (2000)
Bar Association Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association
Education The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1992)
The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Background T. Hasegawa & Co., Law Office (April 2000-March 2004)
Mitsui, Yasuda, Wani & Maeda (currently Linklaters Tokyo) (April 2004-December 2004)
Linklaters Tokyo (December 2004-January 2007, June 2008-May 2009)
Allen & Gledhill (Singapore) (January 2007-November 2007)
Linklaters (London) (December 2007-June 2008)
Lecuturer, Waseda University, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (2006)
Member Banking Act Working Group (2002- )
Financial Instruments and Exchange Law Subcommittee of the Securitization Forum of Japan (2006- )
Practice Areas M&A/Restructuring, Financial Services/Regulatory, Leveraged Finance, Property Finance and other Banking Transactions, Cross-Border Transactions, Property Transactions
Languages Japanese and English
 

Tel +81-(0)3-5501-2145

Publications

  • "Current Status and Outlook of the Investment Corporation System for Listed Infrastructure Funds – Why Singapore’s Business Trusts are Becoming a Hot Topic For Discussion," ARES Real Estate Securitization Journal Vol.26, The Association for Real Estate Securitization (August, 2015)
  • "Difficulties in Listing Renewable Energy Funds on an Infrastructure Fund Market Which Will Be Established by Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) – Feasible Approach Is Cross Listing on a Foreign Stock Exchange in Addition to TSE by Using Foreign Investment Vehicles,” Property Management, SOGO UNICOM Co., Ltd. (April, 2015)
  • "Acquisition of Overseas Real Property by an Overseas Real Estate Owning Corporation Held by an Investment Corporation - Government Decrees and Cabinet Office Regulations on the 2013 Amendment of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (coming into effect within a year and a half of the amendment)," ARES Real Estate Securitization Journal Vol.21, The Association for Real Estate Securitization (October, 2014)
  • "Practical Tips for Listing in the Asian Markets",  CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC. (edited by KPMG Asia Listing Advisory Group) (2014) [Contributor]
  • "J-REITs as a Core Investment for the Asia Market and Global Competitiveness – The Final Report by the Working Group at the Financial System Council and Comparison of the System with S-REITs" ARES Real Estate Securitization Journal Vol.11, The Association for Real Estate Securitization (February, 2013)
  • "Point-of-Non-variability Clause under a New Regulation – Suggestion of a Subordinated Bond Convertible into an Stock Option upon a Trigger Event" Weekly Financial Affairs, No.2975, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs (April, 2012)
  • "Possibility of Operating an S-REIT in Parallel with a J-REIT- Conflict of Interests between REIT and Sponsors as well as other Operating Funds" Property Management, SOGO UNICOM Co., Ltd. (March, 2012)
  • "Convocation of a General Shareholders' Meeting Discussing the Dissolution of FC Residential Investment Corporation" Property Management, SOGO UNICOM Co., Ltd. (January, 2011)
  • "Singapore Listing of a Real Estate Fund Using a Business Trust Structure" Property Management, SOGO UNICOM Co., Ltd. (October, 2010)
  • "Conflict of Interest Issues with the Use of Singapore REITs as an Exit Strategy" Property Management, SOGO UNICOM Co., Ltd. (September, 2010)
  • "Civil Code Amendment: Trends in Claims Law" KINZAI Financial Plan, Kinzai (November, 2009)
  • "Those are changes for directors by enforcement of the Company Act", Waseda Business School Review No.4, 2006
  • "Enactment of New Company Act and Future Securitization Vehicles – TK/LLC Structure", ARES No.18, ARES, 2005
  • "The Japanese synthetic securitisation market: Do sophistication and standardisation bring danger?", International Securitisation Report, 2005 [Co-author]
  • "Registry in Receivables Assignment Registration File and Perfection against Third Parties of Assignment of Future Receivables", Houmu No.50, Sompo Japan Insurance, 2004
  • "Practice of Officers' Exemption From Liabilities – Requirements, Contracts and Statutory", Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing, 2003 [Co-author]
  • "Mitsubishi Home Case", Cyber-Law Case Book 46, 2003
  • "Current Sub-lease Cases", NBL No.747, 2002
  • "Personal Information Protection and Structural Changes in Financial Services", Kinyu Houmu Jijou No.1637, 2002
  • "Updated Commercial Code 90 Keywords", 2002 [Co-author]
  • "Modern Company Contract Model Drafting Manual", 2002 [Co-author]
  • "Financial Institutions'Individual Civil Rehabilitation Practice Q&A", 2002 [Co-author]
  • "Account Aggregation Updates and Its Legal Aspects", Kinyu Houmu Jijou No.1631, 2002
  • "Financial Institutions’Compliance Practice 400 Lectures", 2001 [Co-author]
  • "System for Preventing Conflict of Interest concerning J-REIT", NBL No.714, 2001 [Co-author]
  • "Handbook of Regulations on Financial Institutions' Compliance", 2001
  • "Financial Products Sales Act Handbook Q&A", 2000

Seminars

  • "Establishing a New Infrastructure Fund Market – Problems in Listing Renewable Energy Funds and Cross-listing of Singapore Business Trusts," hosted by Financial Facsimile News, organized by FN Communications, August 20, 2015
  • "Key Points on Listing Renewable Energy Funds on an Infrastructure Fund Market Which Will Be Established by Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) - Cross Listing of Business Trusts," hosted by Seminar–info, June 11, 2015
  • "M&A and Capital Markets Seminar: Proposed Amendment to the Companies Act and Impact on M&A Practice", hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, December 5, 2012
  • "Competitive Strength of the Singapore REIT System and Implications for J-REITs", hosted by the Association for Real Estate Securitization (ARES), November 19, 2012
  • "Hong Kong IPO Seminar- Dynam Japan Holdings Co. Ltd. Case Study and Listing Experience”, collaborated with Deacons Hong Kong and Atsumi & Sakai, September 20, 2012
  • "MBO 2012 Practical Impact of Judicial Decisions - Culture Convenience Club and Other Cases", hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, August 29, 2012
  • "How New Legal Frameworks For Monetary Claims Affect the Practice of Finance From the Point of View Financial Planners' Practice", hosted by Kinzai, July 31, 2012
  • "M&A and Capital Markets Seminar: Capital Adequacy under Basel III - New Public Notice and Terms of Securities Compliant with Basel III", hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, June 20, 2012
  • "Listing Real Estate Funds in Singapore and Concurrently Listed J-REITs and Other Funds in Japan", hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, May 23, 2012
  • "M&A and Capital Markets Seminar: Dealing with Moves to Prohibit the Listing of Subsidiaries, and the Traps in Foreign Joint Venture Acquisitions", hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, December 15, 2011
  • "Basel Ⅲ and Financial Instruments under Basel Ⅲ: The Design of Contingent Capital Instruments for Japan", hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, December 6, 2011
  • "M&A and Capital Markets Seminar: Negotiating M&A Contracts - Learning From Recent Cases and Spin-offs in Restructuring", hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, November 10, 2011
  • "Listing Real Estate Funds in Singapore, and Property Acquisition in Japan and Asia", hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, November 8, 2011
  • "M&A and Capital Markets Seminar; Financial Instruments underBasel III Rules and The Impact of Recent Legal Precedents onPreparations for Takeover Bids and Management Buyouts", hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, September 29, 2011
  • "M&A Capital Markets Seminar; Future Practice of Take Over Bids as seen from the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice and Practical Measures towards Asset Management Companies", hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, August 25, 2011
  • "M&A Capital Markets Seminar; Exchange Tender Offer in Overseas M&A and Securities Markets", hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, July 28, 2011
  • "M&A Capital Markets Seminar; Exchange Tender Offer under the Law on Special Measures for Industrial Revitalization and Management Buyout Strategies of Executives and Funds", hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, June 23, 2011
  • "M&A Capital Markets Seminar; Overseas M&A Financial Strategy – Scheme of Arrangement, etc. -", hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, May 26, 2011
  • "M&A and Capital Markets Seminar; Due Care of a Prudent Manager in Management Buyouts and Earthquake Disaster Countermeasures in M&A Transactions", hosted by the Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, April 26, 2011
  • "Overview of the Amended Act on Special Measures for Industrial Revitalization and Practical Measures against an Exchange Tender Offer", hosted by the Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, April 22, 2011
  • "M&A and Capital Markets Seminar; New Trends in Management Buyout Practices as seen in the Gentosha Inc. and TSUTAYA Transactions", hosted by the Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, March 24, 2011
  • "M&A and Capital Markets Seminar; Innovation in M&A and Fundraising as observed in Revisions to the Act on Special Measures for Industrial Revitalization, Rights Issues and the Introduction of Islamic Bonds", hosted by the Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, February 24, 2011
  • "M&A and Capital Markets Seminar; M&A and Capital Markets as Seen from Cases Involving the Management Buyout of Gentosha, Inc., and DeNA Co., Ltd.", hosted by the Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, January 27, 2011
  • "Listing on the Singapore Stock Exchange of Real Estate Funds — Actual Cases and Practices", hosted by the Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, November 17, 2010
  • "Listing Real Estate Funds as Singapore REITs: Practical and Legal Issues", hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, June 28, 2010
  • "Regulation in the Real Estate Investment Market – J-REITs (with reference to foreign REITS based in Singapore and elsewhere) ", hosted by the Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Co., Ltd., January 14, 2010
  • "Public Tender Offers: Procedures and Practical Issues for Buyers", hosted by the Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Co., Ltd., December 21, 2009
  • "Civil Code Amendment: Trends in Claims Law That Financial Planners Should Watch", hosted by Kinzai, September 15, 2009
  • "Overview of Amendments to the Civil Code (Claims Law) and its Impact on Finance Businesses: the Industry Perspective," (in Japanese), hosted by the Kinzai, September 9, 2009
  • "J-REITs – Critical Overview and Market Trends", hosted by Asia Business Forum, March 2007
  • "Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, Amendment to Trust Business Act and Practical Change in Real Estate Securitization", hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, December 2006
  • "Financial Instruments and Exchange Act and Other Amendments to Laws and Practical Change in Real Estate Securitization", hosted by Nippon Knowledge Centre, December 2006
  • "Financial Instruments and Exchange Act and Efffect to Real Estate Securitization Practice", hosted by Seminar Info, August 2006
  • "Amendment to Laws and Future of Real Estate Securitization Vehicles", hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, June 2006
  • "New Company Act, TK-LLC Scheme Practice and Future of the Real Estate Securitization Practice", hosted by Kinyu Facsimile Shinbunsha, June 2006
  • "Update of Basic Real Estate Securitization and Amendment to Laws and Its Effect to the Practice", hosted by Nippon Knowledge Centre, April 2006
  • "Amendment to Laws and Future of Real Estate Securitization Vehicles", hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, April 2006
  • "Amendment to Laws and Future of Real Estate Securitization Vehicles", Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, January 2006
  • "Update of Enforcement of Company Act and Amendment to Trust Act, and Its Effect on Real Estate Securitization Practice", hosted by Stock Research, January 2006
  • "History of Financial System of Japan", hosted by Financial Supervisory and Management Committee of Taiwan, October 2005
  • "Future Securitization Vehicles", hosted by Association for Real Estate Securitization, June 2005
  • "Amendments to Laws in 2004 and Effect of the Bill of the New Company Act on Real Estate Securitization Practice", hosted by Kinyu Facsimile Shinbunsha, June 2005
  • "Personal Information Protection and Practical Issues for Financial Institutions", hosted by Regional Banks Association of Japan, June 2005
  • "Current Practice and Future Structure of Real Estate Securitization – Effect of Amendment to Laws in 2004 and LLPs, Corporations and LLCs under the New Bill", hosted by Kinyu Zaimu Kenkyukai, May 2005
  • "Outline of the Personal Information Protection Law", hosted by British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, April 2005
  • "Financial Practice and the Personal Information Protection Law", hosted by Shin Shakai System Sougou Kenkyusho, March 2005
  • "Amendment to Securities and Exchange Act and Future Schemes for Real Estate Securitization", Stock Research, January 2005