Our Corporate and M&A team has extensive legal experience at leading global and Japanese law firms in the full range of public and private cross-border and domestic transactions including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, share transfers, TOBs, and MBOs. The transactions cover various industries such as technology, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and consumer markets.
While our team has broad and substantial experience representing large multi-national corporations, our firm’s focus is on emerging growth and middle-market foreign companies who are interested in investing in Japan and Japanese corporations who are looking to expand their market share abroad.
Our team also provides companies with legal advice on setting up a Japanese entity (including corporations (kabushiki kaisha), limited liability companies (godo kaisha), branches, etc.) for foreign companies that are interested in starting a business in Japan. We also advise on corporate governance, corporate maintenance, and other corporate legal and regulatory requirements.
We provide advice on all forms and types of commercial contracts including license, manufacturing, sales, services, distribution, and supply agreements. Our approach is to understand the client’s business needs so that we can give the client appropriate legal advice that takes into consideration any commercial risks.