Dr. Georg Bissen

Dr. Georg Bissen began his career as an in-house counsel for a German bank. Subsequently, he was assigned to managerial functions and served as the Country Manager for Japan, during which time he also served as the President of the German Chamber of Commerce in Japan. Leveraging his more than 25 years’ experience as a banker, he focuses his practice on the legal aspects of banking and finance, as well as on general corporate matters and commercial transactions.


Attorney at Law (Germany)


Germany (1975)

Japan (2017) as Gaikoku Jimu Bengoshi (Registered Foreign Lawyer)


Bar Association Düsseldorf, Germany

Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association
German-Japanese Association of Jurists
German-British Jurists’ Association

Professional Experience

2016 – present

Sonderhoff & Einsel, Law and Patent Office

2013 – 2015

Atsumi & Sakai Janssen Foreign Law Joint Enterprise, Tokyo

2007 – 2013

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise), Tokyo

2004 – 2007

Janssen Foreign Law Office
(Joint Venture with Asahi Koma Law Offices), Tokyo

1976 – 2003

Westdeutsche Landesbank



University of Hamburg, Doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.)


University of Hamburg (LL.M.), law degree


University of Hamburg (Dipl.-Kfm.), Business Administration


German, English