Local Legal Support for Multinational Companies – Corporate, M&A, Joint Venture, Compliance and Investigations, Employment

The firm has expertise in assisting Japanese operations of foreign businesses. The firm’s corporate practice ranges from assisting clients in resolving issues arising at various stages of operations, e.g., establishing business entities, shareholder agreements, capital structuring, corporate financing, M&A and restructuring, stock options and other incentive plans and implementing various exit strategies. We provide services in English and Japanese on day-to-day operations such as drafting and advising joint venture agreements, license agreements, development agreements, distribution agreements, franchise agreements and other cross-border and domestic corporate transaction agreements and all aspects of regulatory laws of Japan. We provide solutions to various issues under Japanese law with the understanding of the worldwide management policies and foreign regulatory requirements. The firm also offers corporate secretarial services, namely preparation of shareholders/directors meeting minutes in English and Japanese and other corporate documents as well as daily advice on corporate affairs and governance pursuant to corporate and securities laws. Recently, we have assisted many foreign companies doing business in Japan with their labor issues. We have expertise in M&A and corporate restructuring of domestic and cross-border matters. We provide due diligence services in M&A transactions and corporate investigations and provide reports in English and Japanese. All transaction agreements can be prepared and any negotiations conducted in English and Japanese.