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 tax issues in securities offerings, commercial lending transactions and other corporate and commercial transactions (including 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 served as moderator of a discussion on treating contractual positions as assets, published in T&Amaster No. 926.
Sato Shuji authored "Japanese Tax Practices Viewed from the Outside" and "Tax Law and Corporate America: Having Studied Tax Law at Harvard Law School" in the May issue of Zeimu Kouhou.
Sato Shuji's lecture "Companies Act and Tax Law -Reflections of a Legal Practitioner" appears in the March issue of Sozei Kenkyu.
Sato Shuji participated in the writing of "Judicial Precedents in International Tax Law: Understanding by Dialogue", published by Chuokeizai-Sha.
Lectures, Seminars and Conferences Related to Tax
Sato Shuji delivered a lecture titled "Companies Act and Tax Laws - A Legal Practitioner's Miscellaneous Thoughts" at the Japan Tax Association.
Sato Shuji delivered a lecture at the Webinar titled "International Tax Law Seen from Judicial Precedents: Focusing on Transfer Pricing Taxation and Taxation System for Tax Haven" hosted by the Japan Tax Association on December 8, 2020.
Sato Shuji delivered a lecture titled "How Courts See Tax Cases - The Legal Perspective of Tax Affairs" at the Japan Tax Association.
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.
News Related to Tax
The April 4 Nikkei carried an article on the tax litigation of a major bank which was represented by Toji Yoshihiro, Sato Shuji, Matsuda Akira, Matsuhashi Sho, and Noguchi Daisuke.
Sato Shuji ranks 10th in the taxation field of the Nikkei's lawyers ranking 2021.
Sato Shuji's online class of the course related to tax laws, which he conducted at the University of Tokyo School of Law.in FY2020, was awarded as Good Practice by Makoto Gonokami, President of the University of Tokyo.
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.”
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