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Tax: the firm advises on the tax aspects of mergers, corporate splits, spin-offs, joint-ventures and acquisitions and on investment structuring. Our team also advises on the tax aspects of securities offerings, commercial lending transactions and other corporate commercial transactions (including in relation to permanent establishment related risks and employee compensation). It also assists clients with their tax controversies and disputes before the Japanese courts and the National Tax Tribunal.
Publications Related to Tax
Sato Shuji authored an article titled "Why Are Lawyers' Written Opinions Needed Now? - From the Perspective of 'Legislation' of Tax Practices" which appears in July 2019 issue of Zeimu Kouhou.
Sato Shuji's article titled "From 'Legislation of Tax Practices' to 'Cooperation between Tax and Legal Affairs'" which appears as part of a special edition titled "Heisei History of Legislation Related to Corporate Legal Affairs and Business" in NBL No. 1145.
The transcript of the lecture delivered by Sato Shuji titled "Taxpayer Winning Cases concerning Transfer Pricing Taxation and Capital Transactions" and the transcript of the lecture delivered by Mutou Yuuki titled “How to Deal with Compliance Issues Arising from ‘Concealment of Income’” appear in March 2019 issue of Sozei Kenkyu.
Sato Shuji authored an article titled "Looking back on the Past 20 years of Financial Institutions and Tax Litigation" which appears as the 12th article of the series "At the Base of Laws" on page 2 of Kinyu Keizai Shimbun on March 4, 2019.
The transcript of the lecture delivered by Sato Shuji, Mutou Yuuki and Yamashita Takashi, a licensed tax accountant, titled "What is Tax Compliance Now Required? - From the Viewpoint of Cooperation between 'Tax' and 'Legal' -" appears in December 2018 issue of Sozei Kenkyu.
Lectures, Seminars and Conferences Related to Tax
Sato Shuji and Mutou Yuuki delivered lectures titled "Trends of Taxpayer Winning Cases: Cases concerning Transfer Pricing Taxation and Capital Transactions" (by Sato Shuji) and "How to Deal with Tax Compliance Issues Revealed by Misconduct" (by Mutou Yuuki) in the seminar hosted by Tax Consulting Firm TRUST.
Sato Shuji and Mutou Yuuki delivered lectures titled "Tips to Handle Tax Investigations Learned from Recent Tax Suits" and "The Latest Trends in Tax Investigations on Large-scale Corporations including Consumer Tax" respectively in the series of lectures titled “Tax Investigations from Lawyers’ Point of View” at Zeimu Kenkyukai.
Sato Shuji delivered a lecture concerning taxation on reorganization in the Advanced Course (54th) of training in National Tax College of National Tax Agency.
Speaker： SATO Shuji
Sato Shuji and Muto Yuuki jointly delivered lectures entitled respectively "Tax Cases and Supreme Court - Denso Case as Example" and "Revenue Recognition and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles" in a round-table conference by members of the Japan Tax Association held at the Industry Club of Japan.
News Related to Tax
Sato Shuji's comment was introduced in the article titled "Transfer Pricing Taxation - National Tax Agency Steers Toward Communication Strategy, While Businesses Remain Skeptical" in the morning edition of the Nikkei newspaper on November 27, 2017.
Sato Shuji participates in Study Group of Financial Taxation System and Numbering System (Chairperson: Morinobu Shigeki, Professor of Chuo Law School), which releases a report entitled “ Utilization of Social Security/Taxation Number (My Number) System and IRA in Japan.”
Mutou Yuuki has been seconded to Examination Division I of Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau as a fixed-term government employee as of July 10.
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the Competition Law
- Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Law
- Bankruptcy Law and
Corporate Reorganization/ Rehabilitation
- Labour Law
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Large-Scale Environmental Litigation