Our regulatory group provides advice both to foreign companies contemplating expansion in the Japanese market and to companies already operating in Japan, regarding regulations to be complied with and necessary government approvals, registration and licenses for conducting business in Japan.

Further, we provide, as a law firm with a global operational presence, a worldwide support system comprised of lawyers from various jurisdictions who are familiar with their local practices and regulations in each industrial sector, so that we can serve the needs of companies with cross-border operations for compliance with different legal systems.

The practice areas of our Tokyo office, reflecting the industry needs of the mature society in Japan, range from finance/insurance and healthcare/life science to telecommunications. We also provide wide-ranging consulting support in various industry sectors, pertaining to regulations on import/export, marketing and protection of consumer transactions and the anti-monopoly act.

Litigation and Arbitration

We advise on disputes related to international transactions (arbitration) and labour issues of Japan-based affiliates of foreign companies.