Hidetomo Futami

  • Practice Areas
  • Professional Background / Education
  • Publications / Presentations
  • Professional Activities / Accolades

Practice Areas

Hidetomo Futami has extensive experience in cross-border transactions involving Southeast Asian countries, including direct investments, mergers & acquisitions and securities and finance matters. His expertise extends to laws and regulations relating to doing business in Thailand and its neighboring countries, such as corporate laws, labor laws and dispute resolution. He handles various aspects of corporate legal issues, with a focus on international transactions, and has wide experience in drafting and negotiating license agreements and development agreements, and other contracts.

General Corporate Asset Management, Funds, Investment Trusts, J-REIT and Private Placement REIT Mergers and Acquisitions Cross-Border Transactions Foreign Direct Investment Asia

Professional Background / Education

Professional Background

2002-2022
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
2008
Holland & Knight LLP (New York)
2009
Chandler & Thong-Ek Law Offices Limited (Bangkok, Thailand)
2012-2015
Chandler & Thong-Ek Law Offices Limited (with the MHM Bangkok Desk at the same offices) (Bangkok, Thailand)
2012-2014
Myanmar Legal Services Limited (non-regular position)
2015-2016
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
2017-2022
Chandler MHM Limited
2022 to Present
City-Yuwa Partners

Education

1999
The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
2002
Legal Training and Research Institute
2009
Columbia Law School (LL.M.)

Publications / Presentations

  • "M&A Legislation in Emerging Asian Countries - Third edition" (co-author, Shojihomu Co., Ltd., 2020) (in Japanese) 
  • "Guide to Current Thai Business Laws - Second edition" (co-author, Shojihomu Co., Ltd., 2019) (in Japanese)
  • "Handbook for Rules Against Bribery of Foreign Public Officials for Companies Expanding Overseas" (co-author, Shojihomu Co., Ltd., 2018) (in Japanese)
  • "Real Estate Law in Asia – Guidance for Real Estate and Infrastructure Business" (co-author, Shojihomu Co., Ltd., 2018) (in Japanese)
  • "Guide to Current Thai Business Laws" (co-author, Shojihomu Co., Ltd., 2017) (in Japanese)
  • "M&A Legislation in Emerging Asian Countries - Second edition" (co-author, Shojihomu Co., Ltd., 2016) (in Japanese)
  • "Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Practical Responses - Global Compliance for Companies Expanding Overseas" (co-author, Shojihomu Co., Ltd., 2014) (in Japanese)
  • "Civil Litigation System in Asian Countries - Encompassing Handling of Consumers - Part 5: Thailand" (co-author, in Business Homu Vol.14, No.6, Chuokeizai-sha, Inc., 2014) (in Japanese)
  • "M&A Legislation in Emerging Asian Countries" (co-author, Shojihomu Co., Ltd., 2013) (in Japanese)
  • "Takeover Laws and Regulations in Asia" (co-author, Shojihomu Co., Ltd., 2012) (in Japanese)
  • "Laws on the Takeover of Listed Companies in Emerging Asian Countries (4): Thailand" (co-author, in Junkan Shoji Homu No.1950, Shojihomu Co., Ltd., 2011) (in Japanese)
  • "Formula for Successful Asian Joint Ventures, by Country (2) Thailand" (co-author, in Business Homu Vol.11, No.11, Chuokeizai-sha, Inc., 2011) (in Japanese)
  • "Recent Legislative Trends in Arbitration Clauses in State Contracts in Thailand" (in Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Vol.37, No.10, The Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Inc., 2009) (in Japanese)
  • "Management Responsibility of Officers in Consolidated Management II" (co-author, in Torishimariyaku No Homu No.106, Shojihomu Co., Ltd., 2003) (in Japanese)
  • "Management Responsibility of Officers in Consolidated Management I" (co-author, in Torishimariyaku No Homu No.105, Shojihomu Co., Ltd., 2002) (in Japanese) (in Japanese)

Professional Activities / Accolades

- Awards -
■ The Best Lawyers in Japan by Best Lawyers: Corporate and M&A Law (2020 - 2023)
■ Asia Law Leading Lawyers by asialaw Profiles: Corporate/M&A (2014 - 2018)

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