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
Hori Yuuka's commentary titled "The Ministry of Justice Released a Q&A concerning the Lease Contract based on the impact of COVID-19 Infectious Disease" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.
- HORI Yuuka
Okushi Kenichi and Kashiwagi Kensuke co-authored an article titled "[Quick Report] Effects of New Coronavirus Infections on Legal Affairs of Domestic Real Estate Transactions and Summary of Issues," which appears in the Vol.55 of ARES Real Estate Securitization Journal.
Adachi Makoto's commentary titled "The Ministry of Justice Publishes the 'Interim Draft for the Revision of the Civil Code and the Real Property Registration Act (for Lands of Unknown Owners)' (December 3, 2019)" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.
- ADACHI Makoto
Okushi Kenichi and Okubo Naoki co-authored the 6th article of the series "Points for Attention to be Obtained from Judicial Precedents Regarding Practices of Real Estate/Finance Transactions" titled "A Case in which the Termination of the Sale and Purchase of Real Estate under the So-called Loan Provisions was Permitted,” which appears in the November/December 2019 issue (Vol.52) of ARES Real Estate Securitization Journal.
- OKUSHI Kenichi
Lectures, Seminars and Conferences Related to Real Estate
Okushi Kenichi delivered a lecture titled "Amended Law of Obligations and Important Points of Building Master Lease Contracts and Dispute Resolution in Real Property Finance" at a seminar room of Financial Management Forums, Inc.
Okushi Kenichi delivered a lecture titled "Legal Practice for Specific Amendment on Provisions of 'Sale and Purchase Agreement for Real Estate' and ‘Sale and Purchase Agreement for Beneficiary Interest in Real Estate Trust’ Considering Enforcement of Amended Civil Code as of April 1, 2020” at the JPI Conference Square.
Okushi Kenichi delivered a lecture titled "Key Points of Contracts and Dispute Resolution regarding Building Master Lease with Focus on Effects of Amended Law of Obligations" at a seminar room on the second floor of the Koami-cho Yasuda Building.
News Related to Real Estate
Okushi Kenichi is appointed as a Secretary of Real Estate Tech Association for Japan.
- 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