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Hiroki Watanabe

Hiroki Watanabe is a counsel in the Firm’s Tokyo office. He focuses his practice on security law and corporate law. He is also co-author of Q&A: Legal and Tax Issues on Equity and Corporate Bond.

On 31 January 2023, the Amendment to the Cabinet Office Order on Disclosure of Corporate Affairs was promulgated and came into force together with its related guidelines. As a result of this amendment, it has become a requirement to include a new section in the Securities Registration Statement (Form 7 or Form 7-5) and Annual Securities Report (Form 8 or Form 8-2) reporting on sustainability-related initiatives and on other matters.