Our Firm


Our firm has provided legal services for over 100 years, and has grown to a solid team of attorneys, patent attorneys, and other tax, legal and accounting professionals. We can provide expert legal advice on a wide spectrum of legal matters for international and Japanese companies doing business in Japan. The areas of law that we are specialized in include cross-border M&A, employment, corporate, commercial transactions, litigation, finance, regulatory matters, information security, and intellectual property involving patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, as well as intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution. Our team includes nine attorneys at law, three foreign attorneys at law, 26 patent attorneys, one foreign patent attorney, two judicial scriveners, seven tax consultants, as well as three CPAs and one certified social insurance labor consultant.


The firm’s multi-cultural team provides services in English, German, Chinese and Japanese. You will always be able to correspond with someone who speaks your language, who understands the legal and cultural differences between Europe, the US, China and Japan, and who is able to respond quickly and appropriately to your inquiries.


We are proud to be the trusted law firm of the German and Austrian Embassies and to have developed longstanding relationships with many European and German companies with operations in Japan. Our firm is also engaged in strengthening the European-Japanese relationship in multiple areas, contributing actively to the work of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Deutsche Industrie- und Handelskammer), the European Business Council and the Deutsch-Japanische Juristenvereinigung (German – Japanese Association of Jurists) in Japan. Also, our patent attorneys and attorneys at law are members in a number of other intellectual property organizations like AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle), INTA (International Trademark Association), APAA (The Asian Patent Attorneys Association) and LES (Licensing Executives Society).


In this ever-changing market environment, we believe that we are well-positioned to help our clients accomplish their goals and protect their interests through our legal expertise in intellectual property, corporate, finance, and tax law as well as litigation. We will continue to strive to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services.