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Seiji Matsuzoe

Seiji Matsuzoe is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Tokyo office and is a member of the Capital Markets Group in Tokyo. With more than 20 years of experience, Seiji handles a wide range of international financial transactions, including capital markets and structured finance using derivatives. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked at a domestic law firm and other leading international law firms. He also has experience working in London. Seiji was the only lawyer who served as a member of the Study Group on OTC Derivative Market Regulations established by the Financial Services Agency in 2011.

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.

In brief On 23 October 2020, ISDA launched the ISDA 2020 Fallbacks Protocol (the IBOR protocol) and the ISDA Fallbacks Supplement to the 2006 ISDA Definitions (the IBOR Supplement). In this alert we provide a summary of the protocol and supplement, its implications and suggested next steps for firms regarding…