Yoshiyuki Omori

Partner, Withers Bengoshi Houjin**

*Withers Bengoshi Houjin is organised as a local partnership, under the Japanese Civil Code, whose partners are only Japanese qualified lawyers (bengoshi) and non-Japanese lawyers (attorneys-at-law admitted in California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii and New York) who are registered foreign lawyers in Japan (gaikokuho jimu bengoshi). Yoshiyuki Omori is from Withers Bengoshi Houjin.

Yoshiyuki Omori is a partner in the investment management team of the Tokyo office.

He advises both domestic and foreign financial investment institutions and investment funds on Japanese financial regulations for over 15 years at international law firms in Tokyo.

He has been part of an investment management practice that has historically been recognized as one of the top asset management practices in Japan by AsianInvestor and Chambers.

Track record





Represented numerous financial clients in obtaining regulatory registrations and association memberships in Japan (Type1, Type 2, Investment Management, Investment Advisory and Agency, Remote Membership and various Financial Instruments Dealers Associations) and establishing proper compliance regime

Represented investment funds and managers in making filings required by the regulations in Japan, such as large shareholding report and foreign investment trust/corporation notification under the Investment Trusts and Investment Corporations Act

Represented various international financial institutions including registered investment managers and Type 1 financial instruments business operators in engaging in mock audits to confirm compliance readiness

Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association, 2005

New York State Bar, 2011

‘Revisiting the JFSA Market Entry Office - Why this is an ideal time for financial institutions to expand their business in Japan’, - Apr 2022, co-author

‘Overview of the new exemptions for fund managers operating in Japan’, Oct 2021, co-author

‘Structuring an ESG investment fund in Japan’, July 2021, co-author

Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association

ESG issues for investment funds and real estate investing in Japan’ - Oct 2021

‘Marketing to Japanese Investors from Abroad - The Foreign Securities Firm Exemption’ - 11 Feb 2021

‘Japan Regulatory Update Including Insider Trading Regulations’, Morgan Stanley Workshop – 18 August 2016



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