Main Practice Areas
- International matters in English and Japanese
English and Japanese contracts for M&A, licensing, employment and other matters
Dispute resolution involving foreign companies in Japan
- Intellectual Property
Patents, copyrights, trademarks and unfair competition, including dispute resolution
- Corporate Law
Compliance matters Corporate Governance
Proceedings of shareholder meetings and board meetings
Resolution of disputes by shareholders and directors
We represented the shareholder who proposed the director candidates at the annual shareholders meeting of the Japanese public listed company, made all of them to be selected and obtained the majority of the board.
- Employment Law
Dispute resolution against individual employees
Work rules and the other company rules
- IT-Related Law
Dispute resolution involving system development and the other IT matters
- Real Estate
Sales, purchase or rental of real estate
- Other civil and commerce matters in general
Contracts have become increasingly important as Japanese business becomes more global. Contracts in Japanese have grown longer and more complicated under the influence of English contracts. Our lawyer, Masaki Yoshino, who studied at Cambridge University and University of Chicago Law School and passed the NY State Bar Examination, has extensive experience and expertise reviewing, drafting and negotiating English and Japanese contracts for M&A, joint ventures, alliances, intellectual property, international trade, real estate, construction, employment, sporting events and other matters.
Yoshino also has extensive experience and expertise in dispute resolution in IP matters including patents, copyrights and trademarks; corporate law including shareholder and director claims; employment law relating to dismissal and sexual harassment; and other specific areas including system development and real estate. We will also provide a second opinion about dispute resolution involving publicly listed companies in Japan.
We provide proposals and direction promptly at client request.
e-mail address for first-time inquiries
We will contact you upon receipt of your query. Provision of legal advice is subject to conditions.