Comprehensive legal service for both inbound and outbound international businesses. Advising, negotiating and drafting of all relevant documents such as share or asset purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholders agreements, articles of association and by-laws, license agreements, distribution agreements and employment agreements. Support in obtaining all regulatory approvals and daily operations of the company including compliance issues and preparation of board and shareholders meetings.
Competition and Anti-trust
Assist in the establishment of internal compliance guidelines and corporate governance to minimize the risk of violations. Support in obtaining regulatory clearance in mergers and acquisitions transactions. Formulating cooperation and defense strategy for Japan Fair Trade Commission procedures and investigations. Preparation and assistance in the internal investigations, document production and filings to the relevant authorities. Coordinating multi-jurisdictional investigations including directing overseas counsels to provide a consistent and united position.
Assist in structuring of investment products or vehicles in compliance with relevant Japanese laws and regulations. Providing advice with respect to insider trading, securitization, asset management, insurance and banking related issues and problems.
Labor and Employment
Primarily focus on representing companies in human resource and labor related problems. Experience in representing clients in collective bargaining negotiations with unions and labor court appearance. Further, provide support and advice on labor/employment related issues in merger, joint venture, spin-off and restructuring transactions.
Assist in various insolvency and reorganization proceedings. Experience in acting as trustees and administrative receivers in Japanese bankruptcy proceedings.
Protection and enforcement of rights. Assistance in patent and other IP application with the Japan Patent Office and representing clients in enforcing their intellectual property rights.
Advice and representation on all facets of dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and litigation. Endeavor to strike a balance in offering advice on practical solutions to oid unnecessary litigation, but if necessary, provide aggressive representation to protect the interests of the client.