Hiroyuki Watanabe

University of Oxford

Mansfield Road

Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3TD

United Kingdom

Waseda University

1-6-1, Nishi-Waseda

Shinjuku-ku

Tokyo, 169-8050

Japan

Chubu University

1200, Matsumoto-Cho

Kasugai

Aichi, 487-8501

Japan

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

U.S. Business Roundtable New Statement in August 2019 ~From the point of Japanese law

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 13 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 13 May 2021
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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Shareholder Supremacy, Us Business Roundtable, Statement, Restatement of Corporate law, Japan's Corporate Governance Code, Illusory Promise, Stakeholderism, Lucian A. Bebchuk, Short-termism, Ito Review

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Issues Involving Close-out Netting and Collateral for OTC Derivatives Transactions – A Japanese and International Finance Law Perspective

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2021
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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Japanese Law, Securities law, Civil Code, Trust Law, International Finance Law, Close-out Netting, OTC Derivatives Transactions, Margin Requirements, ISDA Master Agreement, CSA, Credit Support Annex, financial collateral, CDS

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The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Annual Shareholders Meetings and Dividend Determination in Japanese Companies

Oxford Business Law Blog, Opinion (April 20, 2021)
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 09 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2021
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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Corona Crisis, Japanese Companies, Annual Shareholders Meeting, Postponement, Adjournment, Adjourned Meeting, Two-Step Method, Determination on Dividends, Dividends of Surplus, Japanese Companies Act, Record Date, US, UK, Germany

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Analysis of Listed Companies' Share Ownership Structures and Patterns of Tender Offers

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 12 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2021
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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Tender Offer, Listed Companies, Share Ownership Structures, Patterns of Tender Offers, US, UK, Germany, France, Japan

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Designing a New Takeover Regime for Japan: Suggestions from the European Takeover Rules

Zeitschrift für japanisches Recht / Journal of Japanese Law, vol. 15, pages 89-105 (December 2010)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2021
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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Takeover, Tender Offer, Japan, Europe, US, Defensive Measures, Rights Plan, Mandatory Offer, Threshold, Shareholder Decision-Making, Worker Protection, Hidden Ownership, UK, City, Self-Regulation, Consultation-Based Regulations, Takeover Panel

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Japan's Corporate Governance Code, Sustainable Growth, Medium- to Long-Term Corporate Value, US Business Roundtable, Criticisms of Stakeholderism ,Anti-Criticism of Short-Termism

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Fair Value, Share Option Rights, Convertible Bonds, Autobacksseven Case, Maruhachi Securities Case, MSCB

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Piercing the Corporate Veil under the Japanese Companies Act--- Case Study and Comparative Law Analysis

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 06 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2021
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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Piercing the Corporate Veil, Japanese Companies Act, Comparative Law Analysis, Hypothetical Case

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Recent Developments Concerning Corporate Takeover Rules in Japan (Current Topics of Japanese Law)

Waseda Bulletin of Comparative Law, Vol.32, pages 150-152 (January 2014)
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 19 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2020
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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takeover, Japan, European, American, corporate value report, defensive measures, corporate value study group, M&A study group

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The Comparison and the Reality of German and the UK Takeover Law

The Quarterly Review of Corporation Law and Society, No.29, pages 151-167 (December 2011)
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 12 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2020
Michael Burian and Hiroyuki Watanabe
affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Oxford
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takeover, UK, Germany, Japan, EU Takeover Directive, defensive measures, cold shouldering, mandatory offer, shareholder decision-making, hidden ownership, Schaeffler/Continental, Porsche/Volkswagen, whole solicitation, schemes of arrangements, Herbert Smith, Gleiss Lutz, change of control clause

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Interactions between Market Practices and Takeover Rules (French Takeover Rules and Practices(1))

The Quarterly Review of Corporation Law and Society, No.29, pages 49-63 (December 2011)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 20 Oct 2020
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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takeover, France, Shareholding structures, Irrevocable undertakings, defensive measures, French-style poison pill, bons Breton”, offer document, financial institutions, equity derivatives, Herbert Smith, Interactions between Market Practices and Takeover Rules

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‘Trusts Without Equity’ and Prospects for the Introduction of Trusts Into European Civil Law Systems

The Quarterly Review of Corporation Law and Society, No.23, pp. 187-200 (April 2010)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 Oct 2020
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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Trusts without Equity, Scotland, Italy, Japan, patrimony, Hague Convention, Principles of European Trust Law, Draft Directive on Protective Funds, constructive trust, Maurizio Lupoi, George Gretton, Kenneth Reid, Roderick Paisley, Paul Matthews

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Recognition and Introduction of the Trust in Hungary and Russia from the view of Comparative Law

The Quarterly Review of Corporation Law and Society, No.32, pp. 126-133 (March 2012)
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 27 Oct 2020
Gabor Hamza and Hiroyuki Watanabe
affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Oxford
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Gábor Hamza, Recognition of Trust, Introduction of Trust, Hungary, Russia, Comparative Law, Roman Law, Germany, Japan, Law School, Boissonade, Roesler, Budapest, Karl Polanyi, Michael Polanyi

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The South African Law of Trusts

The Quarterly Review of Corporation Law and Society, No.34, pp. 148-175 (February 2013)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Oct 2020
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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Francois Du Toit, South African Law of Trusts, Mixed Legal System, Trusteeship as an Office, Fideicommissum, Master, Trust Property Control Act, Honoré, Edwin Cameron, Marius de Waal

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Abuse of Shareholder Rights, Japanese Companies Act, Comparative Law Analysis, Hypothetical Case, Shareholders' Right to Propose, 2019 Amendment of Japanese Companies Act

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Issues in German Takeover Law (Interview With Researchers From the Max Planck Institute for Private Law)

The Quarterly Review of Corporation Law and Society, No.29, pages 91-111 (December 2011)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Oct 2020
Harald Baum, Christoph Kumpan, Felix Steffek and Hiroyuki Watanabe
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Bucerius Law School, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and University of Oxford
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Takeover, Germany, EU, Acting in Concert, Mandatory Offer, Minority Shareholder, Shareholder Decision-Making, Worker Protection, Supervisory Board, Offer Price, Unternehmensinteresse

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Intellectual Property as Securitized Assets

Japan Patent Office Report of the 2003FY Industrial Property Research Promotion Project (Institute of Intellectual Property, March 2004)
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 19 Oct 2020
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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Securitization, trust, IPR, intellectual property right, patent right, copyright, royalty, design right, trademark right, whole business securitization, Delaware business trust

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‘Principles of European Trust Law’ and ‘Draft Directive on Protective Funds’

The Quarterly Review of Corporation Law and Society, No.32, pp. 113-125 (March 2012)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 Oct 2020
Kenneth Reid and Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Edinburgh - School of Law and University of Oxford
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Principles of European Trust Law, Draft Directive on Protective Funds, Patrimony, George Gretton, Kenneth Reid, David Hayton, Scotland, Japan

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Directors’ Duties under the Japanese Companies Act --- Case Study and Comparative Law Analysis

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 23 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2021
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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The Essence of the Trust and the Ambiguity of the Notion of Property

The Quarterly Review of Corporation Law and Society, No.32, pp. 101-112 (March 2012)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 29 Oct 2020
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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Paul Matthews, Essence of the Trust, Ambiguity of the Concept of Property, English Trust Law, Japan, Scots Law, Offshore Trust, Hague Convention, Italy, France

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Non-Statutory Takeover Regulations and Their changes:The Reality of the UK Takeover Panel (2)

The Waseda Law Review, Vol. 86, No.3, pages 189-205 (July 2011)
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Oct 2020
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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Takeover, UK, Takeover Panel, City Code, Takeover Code, Reality, Mandatory Offer Rule, Shareholder Decision-Making, Non-Statutory Regulation, Adviser, Internal Sanction, Hideki Kanda, Paul L. Davies

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The Reality of the UK Takeover Regulations (with 'Notice to Advisers in Contested Bids' by the Takeover Panel)

The Waseda Law Review, Vol. 86 No.1, pages 207-220 (October 2010)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 20 Oct 2020
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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Takeover, UK, Takeover Panel, Reality, Mandatory Offer Rule, Shareholder Decision-Making, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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Non-Statutory Takeover Regulations and Their Changes: The Reality of the UK Takeover Panel (1)

The Waseda Law Review, Vol. 86, No.2, pages 285-299 (March 2011)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 20 Oct 2020
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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Takeover, UK, Takeover Panel, City Code, Takeover Code, Reality, Mandatory Offer Rule, Shareholder Decision-Making, Non-Statutory Regulation, Adviser, Internal Sanction, Hideki Kanda, Paul L. Davies

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Trust Act 2006 in Japan ~Current Basic Act on Trusts in Japan

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 10 May 2021
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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Trust Act 2006 in Japan , Current Basic Act on Trusts in Japan

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Corporate Governance Code Focusing on Asian Jurisdictions - China [Mainland], Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Japan - and Germany

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2022
University of Oxford, Independent, Independent, Independent, Waseda University, Graduate School of Law and Independent
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Corporate Governance Code, Asia, China (Mainland), Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Germany, Comparative Law

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Corporate Governance Code, Japan, Sustainable Growth, Medium-to Long-Term Corporate Value, 2021 Revision

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South Korean Company Law -Case Studies and Comparative Law Analysis with the US

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Dec 2021 Last Revised: 09 May 2022
Heejoo Kim and Hiroyuki Watanabe
Waseda Business School and University of Oxford
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Korea Commercial Act, Korea Commercial Code, Comparative Law Analysis, US law,Hypothetical Case

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Revision of the Quarterly Disclosure System: The Case of Japan

Posted: 06 Jul 2022 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2022
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford

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Quarterly Disclosure System, Securities Report, Financial Statements, Securities Law (Financial Instruments and Exchange Act), Stock Exchange Rules

Other Papers (4)

Total Downloads: 1,087
1.

Regulatory Philosophy behind German Takeover Law (German Takeover Law and Practice (2))

The Quarterly Review of Corporation Law and Society, No.29, pages 112-130 (December 2011)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Oct 2020
Peter O. Mülbert and Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Mainz - Center for German and International Law of Financial Services and Faculty and University of Oxford
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Takeover, Regulatory Philosophy, BaFin, Germany, UK, Japan, Mandatory Offer, Voluntary Offer, Creeping Rule, Minority Shareholder, Shareholder Decision-Making, Worker Protection, Unternehmensinteresse, Corporate Value, Hidden Ownership

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Strategies of the Offeror, Target Company and Minority Shareholders [French Takeover Rules and Practices (2)]

The Quarterly Review of Corporation Law and Society, No.29, pp. 64-76 (December 2011)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 Oct 2020
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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takeover, France, irrevocable undertakings, defensive measures, French-style poison pill, bons Breton, discounted takeover bid, fair price, minimum acceptance condition, whole-solicitation, appeal, AMF, Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

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From a M&A Banker’s Standpoint [French Takeover Rules and Practices (3)]

The Quarterly Review of Corporation Law and Society, No.29, pp. 77-90 (December 2011)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 Oct 2020
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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takeover, France, Société Génerale, hostile takeover, employee shareholder, Shareholding structures, Irrevocable undertakings, defensive measures, French-style poison pill, bons Breton”, financial institutions, equity derivatives, hidden ownership, AMF, takeover regulation, intérêt social

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The Reality of German Takeover Law and Practice (German Takeover Law and Practice(3))

The Quarterly Review of Corporation Law and Society, No.29, pages 131-150 (December 2011)
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Oct 2020
Hiroyuki Watanabe
University of Oxford
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Takeover, Reality, Germany, BaFin, UK Takeover Panel, Mandatory Offer, Voluntary Offer, Cash Confirmation, Competing Offer, Shareholder, Worker’s Influence, Offer Price, Control Clauses, Unternehmensinteresse, Hidden Ownership, Real Beneficiary