New Article on Risks and Strategies for Japanese Investors in Financially Troubled Startups

New Business Law 1170 Article

Reid Monroe-Sheridan contributed an article, “Legal Risks and Mitigation Strategies Relating to Insolvent American Startups” in the May 15, 2020 edition of New Business Law. The article describes typical measures that startups take to address insolvency, certain key risks that these measures may raise for Japanese investors and commercial counterparties,…

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Presentation at Harvard Conference on Japanese Law

Presentation to students at Harvard Law School

On September 28, Reid Monroe-Sheridan presented his latest research project, “Promoting Legal Innovation in Japanese Startup Financing” at the New Perspectives in Japanese Law conference at Harvard Law School. The research, which is forthcoming in the Journal of International Commercial Law (Spring 2019), analyzes the nature and progress of contractual…

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Startup Law Seminar for Entrepreneurs in Tokyo

On May 14, Reid Monroe-Sheridan, Anri Okamoto and Neil Nguyen provided a startup law and operations seminar for entrepreneurs in Tokyo.

Anri Okamoto is in-house counsel for Mercari Inc. and Neil Nguyen is the founder and CEO of Tokyo Academics. The theme of the seminar was an introduction to legal and operational concepts relevant to entrepreneurs in Tokyo.

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Guest Lecture at Hitotsubashi University ICS

On November 10, Reid Monroe-Sheridan delivered a guest lecture at Hitotsubashi University’s Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy. The lecture, titled “Challenges in Japan-America Cross-border Business Combinations: A Case Study of Tokyo Electron,” was part of the university’s Fall 2015 Global Business Law Seminar Series. The lecture covered topics including common risks associated with international M&A, international taxation…

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A New Perspective on Japanese Corporate Governance

Article on Japanese Corporate Governance in the Washington International Law Journal

In April, Reid Monroe-Sheridan published “Substance Overload: A Comparative Examination of Japanese Corporate Governance Law Through the Lens of the Daiwa Bank Case” in the Washington International Law Journal. The article presents a critical examination of certain key principles of Japanese corporate governance law in light of contemplated reforms in Japan and analogous…

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