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In view of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, financial regulators and financial institutions have continued to be proactive in monitoring the evolving situation and the implications on the market. It is important for financial institutions to have relevant measures in place to ensure continuity and sustainability.

This guide provides information on regulatory expectations, risk areas financial institutions should watch out for, next steps and planning for contingencies in key markets in Asia Pacific. Information includes:

  • Regulatory standards and best practices
  • Latest guidance from country regulators
  • Actions to consider
  • Key Baker McKenzie contacts

Additional country chapters will be added to the guide as regulatory guidance becomes available.

Visit this page regularly for updates.



Jiro Toyokawa is a member of the firm's Corporate/M&A Group in Tokyo and he has 20 years of experience in legal practice. He has been listed as a leading individual in Japan for Corporate/M&A in Chambers Asia-Pacific for a decade (2010-2019). Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, he was a partner at Linklaters.