In the practice field related to real estate, Iwata Godo offers such legal services as (i) provision of comprehensive legal advice concerning a large-scale urban redevelopment project, a land readjustment project and subleasing business and (ii) provision of legal advice on real estate related laws and regulations such as the Building Lots and Buildings Transaction Business Act, the City Planning Act and the Building Standards Act. It is needless to mention that we offer legal services in negotiating and drafting contracts on transactions of real estate involving unit/sectional ownership interest in a building and co-ownership interest in addition to usual sales and leases involving simple ownership.
Bringing out the best in our expertise in finance related practice, we further offer legal advice on new issues surrounding real estate business today where traditional practices related to real estate business and finance respectively are rapidly and increasingly merging. For example, in the case of transaction of real estate in the form of beneficial interest in trust, such finance related legislation as the Trust Act, the Trust Business Act and the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act need to be examined.
In cooperation with tax consultants, we also offer legal advice on real estate transactions for which tax related aspects are taken into consideration, proposing, for example, not only the usual form of sales of real estate but also utilization of M&A schemes that have certain merit for the assignor.
Further in addition, Iwata Godo offers legal advice on environmental laws and regulations related to real estate such as regulations on soil contamination, waste disposal, hazardous materials such as asbestos and PCB and represents clients in many litigations and other procedures in cases of litigation and arbitration related to real estate transactions including leasing of large-scale apartment building providing assistance in dispute resolution.
Publications Related to Real Estate
Hazama Hiroyoshi's commentary titled "Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Announces Revision of the "Standard Contract of Rental Housing" Based on Revision of the Civil Code and Increase in the Number ofAgreements Using Rent Guarantee Service Providers, etc.” is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.
- HAZAMA Hiroyoshi
Tokumaru Daisuke's commentary titled "The Ministry of Justice Releases Study Report on the Owner's Consent Required for Construction of a Private Road Which is Owned by Several Persons" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.
Suzuki Masato authored an article entitled "The Point of the Amended Act on Specified Joint Real Estate Ventures" which appears in the Weekly Financial Affairs No. 3246.
- SUZUKI Masato
Okushi Kenichi's commentary titled "The Third Petty Bench of the Supreme Court Rendered a Decision that the Lessee's Assertion of Non-liability for Penalty Debt because of Absorption-type Company Split is against the Principle of Good Faith" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.
- OKUSHI Kenichi
Suzuka Shogo's commentary titled "Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Announces Revision of the 'Standard Apartment House Management Bylaws' upon Enactment of the Private Residence Lodging Business Act" is available on the Shoji HomuPortal Site.
- Dispute Resolution and
- Economic Law and
the Competition Law
- Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Law
- Bankruptcy Law and
Corporate Reorganization/ Rehabilitation
- Labour Law
- Environmental Law and
Large-Scale Environmental Litigation