Japan External Trade Organisation appoints DLA Piper lawyers as outside counsel in Japan

JETRO, Japan External Trade Organisation has appointed DLA Piper Corporate of counsel Mitsuharu Kataoka and Tax associate Keitaro Uzawa specialists or outside counsel in Japan.

JETRO is a government-related organization that promotes mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. Over the years, it has switched its focus from promoting Japanese exports overseas to promoting foreign direct investment into Japan and helping small to medium size Japanese firms maximize their global export potential.

These appointments of Mitsuharu and Keitaro were made based on their past experience and DLA Piper's global capabilities reviewed by JETRO. In Japan, the firm is in close coordination and collaboration with our offices across the globe, offering highly specialized legal services for domestic and international matters covering various practice areas.

Mitsuharu's principal areas of practice are mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, regulatory and general corporate while Keitaro's practice focuses on tax (international tax and domestic tax), customs duties, international disputes, mergers & acquisitions, various regulatory matters and wide range of general corporate matters. They are both qualified lawyers or bengoshi in Japan and have extensive experience advising on cross-border transactions.

Other professionals who have also been appointed specialists by JETRO include Japanese qualified lawyers working at Japanese law firms, certified public accountants, patent attorneys, and business consultants.