Our firm thinks that it is an important mission for Japanese lawyers to support, in cooperation with local law firms, Japanese companies that make inroads into Asia, and is prepared for this mission. Specifically, in relation to the Japanese companies’ expansion into Asia, we provide services such as legal research on, for example, restrictions on and permissions and licenses pertaining to foreign investment that are peculiar to local countries, due diligence on local companies that are investment targets, construction of schemes for expanding business such as M&A, joint venture and distributorship agreement and preparation of and negotiations for contracts pertaining thereto.
Also, we are recently providing advice to clients from a number of Asian countries, including China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia, on foreign investments in Japan, merchandise trade and legal work required at their bases in Japan.
Our attorneys in charge of Asia practice, including Naoki Hieda who was seconded for two years to Siam City Law Offices and Tilleke & Gibbins in Thailand, provide legal advice with plenty of local experience in Thailand (Tilleke & Gibbins is the largest local law firm in Thailand, having offices in Bangkok as a head office as well as in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Vientiane and Yangon).
In addition, Multilaw and Employment Law Alliance, which are independent law firm networks that our firm belongs to, have one or more member firms in Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Mongol, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, etc. Our firm is prepared to provide legal support at any time in close cooperation with local lawyers through these networks.
In addition, at our firm, partners Rikisuke Yamanaka and Naoki Hieda are contact persons in charge of the day-to-day handling of Asia practice. They welcome your inquiries.