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Attorneyfs commitment to understanding the business context of each transaction enables Attorney to shape and execute transactions for maximum client benefit, and to develop innovative transactional structures as required to achieve clients' objectives.

Corporate Legal & Compliance Practice

- advise on various corporate law matters, including commercial contracts and transactions of all kinds, issues affecting corporate strategy, the legality of proposed corporate actions under applicable laws, and executive contracts, compensation and benefits plans, especially to non-Japanese clients with operations in Japan.

- assist clients seeking to incorporate legal and regulatory standards in their domestic and international business operations.

- advise corporations at board level on issues of corporate responsibility.

Commercial Trade

- advise the international and domestic corporate commercial trade, including sale of goods, agency, distribution, franchise, other commercial contracts, contractual joint ventures, consumer protection and product liability, financial services and torts.


- assist in preparation or review of drafts of agreements, including multinational agreements.

- advise on the preparation of dispute notices and settlement negotiations.

- help clients minimize their risks of future disputes and the associated time and costs.

- help clients achieve successful agreements.

Cross-Border Transactions

- serve Japanese and non-Japanese clients involved in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other strategic alliances including securities matters.

Corporate Finance

- provide clients, growth companies and financial intermediaries, with capital-raising transactions and practices, from early-stage venture financing for start-ups to public debt and equity offerings.

- provide clients with the most effective and efficient management of the capital markets process.

Corporate Bankruptcy and Reorganization

- represent debtors, creditors, and others in restructuring, reorganization cases, and other insolvency matters, including representation of boards of directors in evaluating corporate restructuring alternatives.

Intellectual Properties

- handle all aspects of IP issues, including, unfair competition, purchase, sale or licensing of IP rights, in addition to trademark, copyright and patent advice, enforcement of IP rights, and anti-piracy initiatives.


- help employers become more proactive in employment law-related matters to prevent legal issues before they arise.

- provide counseling, including developing and drafting affirmative action plans, employee handbooks, executive termination agreements, employee benefits plans, personnel policies, worker evaluation systems, early retirement programs, restrictive covenants, employment contracts.

- advise focused on wage and hour issues, employee privacy rights, employment-related tax issues, workers' compensation, safeguarding trade secrets and intellectual property.

- defend employers in arbitrations and grievance hearings, and in other alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including breach of contract, wrongful discharge, defamation, invasion of privacy, and negligent retention of employees.

- prosecute a wide variety of cases on behalf of employers, including claims of unfair competition, pirating of trade secrets, protection of intellectual property, employee disloyalty and breach of restrictive covenants.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

- assist and represent the client who is a domestic, foreign or multi-national business, in resolving all types of commercial disputes through litigation, including cross-border disputes, multi-national litigation, commercial fraud, business recovery and insolvency, insurance, Product Liability and international trade.

- act as legal counsel in arbitrations administered by the arbitral institutions.


- plan and advise on international and domestic tax, covering a wide range of financing, corporate and commercial issues together with advice on tax litigation, disputes and transfer pricing matters.