ASEAN and Republic of India

In recent years more and more Japanese companies are expanding to the ASEAN countries and India to open new business paths such trend seems to be getting bigger.
Within the ASEAN countries and India, the laws and systems of each country vary widely depending on where the business is being conducted and on the nature of the business itself. Consequently the legal services required by our clients also vary widely.

Kitahama Partners has formed an ASEAN India Practice Team that mainly consists of attorneys with experiences in local law firm and accounting firms in ASEAN countries (Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines) and India, and those who can offer legal services in English (including a Registered Foreign Attorney whose native language is English) to support Japanese companies. We have been making great efforts to second our attorneys to local law and accounting firms in each ASEAN countries in order that they can learn local laws and legal practice and to form close relationships with such local firms. Furthermore, Kitahama Partners is an active member of the IPBA (Inter-Pacific Bar Association) through which we have managed to create networks with a variety of local law firms. Owing to such wide networks, we are able to collaborate with the law firm that suits the nature of our clients' needs best.

Attorneys who specialize in various fields such as M&A, intellectual property and conflict resolution participate in our ASEAN India Practice Team, and it is not only expanding but also active in a wide range of fields, including conflict resolution, withdrawal, review of contracts, and the investigation of laws and regulations where we can cooperate with local firms and provide a one-stop support for Japanese companies.
Moreover, in cases relates to ASEAN and India, we never leave everything to local law firms. Instead we will actively take initiatives based on our clients' needs to handle such cases in the most appropriate way possible, allowing us to provide a high-quality legal service to all of our clients.

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Seminars

Dec. 08, 2015
The Latest Trend of the Tax Investigation, and Key Point for the Business Operation in Vietnam based on Labor Laws and Update of the Important Relevant Laws.(Yasumasa Sakamoto)
Dec. 07, 2015
The Latest Trend of the Tax Investigation, and Key Point for the Business Operation in Vietnam based on Labor Laws and Update of the Important Relevant Laws.(Yasumasa Sakamoto)
Nov. 17, 2015
Expansion and Investment Regulations in Vietnam, Indonesia, and Myanmar(Masafumi Kodama, Miyako Ikuta, Yasumasa Sakamoto)
Nov. 16, 2015
Expansion and Investment Regulations in Vietnam, Indonesia, and Myanmar(Masafumi Kodama, Miyako Ikuta, Yasumasa Sakamoto)
Oct. 28, 2015
Legal Affairs During and After Expansion to Vietnam~The Minimum that Must be Known, such as Restrictions on Foreign Investment, Company Operations, Personnel and Labor Relations, and the Prevention of Corruption~(Kiyotaka Tajima)
Jul. 09, 2015
Legal Affairs During and After Expansion to India~The Minimum that Must be Known, such as Restrictions on Foreign Investment, Companies Act, Competition Law, and Personnel and Labor Relations~(Kiyotaka Tajima)
May 27, 2015
Practice of International Dispute Resolution in Singapore
Mar. 30, 2015
Legal Affairs During and After Expansion to India~The Minimum that Must be Known, such as Restrictions on Foreign Investment, Companies Act, Competition Law, and Personnel and Labor Relations~(Kiyotaka Tajima)
Jul. 03, 2014
Dispute Resolution in Southeast Asia: Practice of International Arbitration in Singapore Specially Focusing on SIAC Arbitration
Jun. 23, 2014
Indian New Companies Act and Compliance System Which Demands Final Rules ~Latest Developments of Correspondence of April This Year~(Takashi Okuno)
Feb. 07, 2014
The 4th Indian Business Fundamentals Course: Characteristics of Indian Companies Act and Precautions Regarding Expansion into India(Takashi Okuno)
Dec. 09, 2013
Risk of Corruption and Fraud in Southeast Asia and Notes on Audit -‘Pitfalls’ That Japanese Companies Tend to Fall into and Precautions Thereagaint -(Masafumi Kodama)
Dec. 03, 2013
Risk of Corruption and Fraud in Southeast Asia and Notes on Audit -‘Pitfalls’ That Japanese Companies Tend to Fall into and Precautions Thereagaint -(Masafumi Kodama)
Dec. 03, 2013
Passage of New Companies Act in India (It appears that it will be passed into law soon!) and Reformulation of Local Corporate Compliance Systems That Will Be Required(Takashi Okuno)
Oct. 31, 2013
Passage of New Companies Act in India (It appears that it will be passed into law soon!) and Reformulation of Local Corporate Compliance Systems That Will Be Required(Takashi Okuno)
Oct. 09, 2013
Upheaval Created by The New Companies Act in India(Takashi Okuno)
Sep. 17, 2013
Passage of New Companies Act in India (It appears that it will be passed into law soon!) and Reformulation of Local Corporate Compliance Systems That Will Be Required(Takashi Okuno)
Aug. 08, 2013
Alliance with India - Realities of Partnering between Japanese and Indian Companies -(Daisuke Sakai)
Aug. 07, 2013
Alliance with India - Realities of Partnering between Japanese and Indian Companies -(Daisuke Sakai)
Jul. 04, 2013
Basic Lecture on India Business (the third session)(Takashi Okuno)
May 29, 2013
Passage of New Companies Act in India (It appears that it will be passed into law soon!) and Reformulation of Local Corporate Compliance Systems That Will Be Required(Takashi Okuno)
May 14, 2013
Passage of New Companies Act in India (It appears that it will be passed into law soon!) and Reformulation of Local Corporate Compliance Systems That Will Be Required(Takashi Okuno)
Feb. 22, 2013
Labor Risk Faced by the Japanese Companies in Indonesia and Workaround Thereof
Feb. 21, 2013
Labor Risk Faced by the Japanese Companies in Indonesia and Workaround Thereof
Feb. 19, 2013
The Most Recent Legal Issues in Strating Business in India and Southeast Asia ~ Key Points to Help Companies Avoid Trouble(Masafumi Kodama)
Jan. 25, 2013
Basic Lecture on India Business(Daisuke Sakai)
Nov. 28, 2012
Method and Legal Notes to Expand into India(Daisuke Sakai)
Nov. 20, 2012
Why Are the Regional Headquarters Established in Singapore
Sep. 11, 2012
Laws and Regulations, Tax Systems and Business Opportunities in Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia(Hiroki Yonekura, Miyako Ikuta)
Mar. 16, 2012
Basic Knowledge of Legal Affairs for Expansion into India, Joint Venture and M&A(Daisuke Sakai)
Mar. 09, 2012
Legal Affairs to Expand Business into the Four ASEAN Countries(Toshihiko Okeda)
Mar. 07, 2012
Legal Affairs to Expand Business into the Four ASEAN Countries(Toshihiko Okeda)
Feb. 23, 2012
Legal Notes to Conduct Business in India and the Current Trend Thereof(Daisuke Sakai)
Feb. 20, 2012
The Latest Version: Legal Practices and Basic Knowledge to Succeed in India(Daisuke Sakai)
Nov. 30, 2011
Business Environment Issues in India(Daisuke Sakai)
Nov. 08, 2011
The Latest Version: Legal Practices and Basic Knowledge to Succeed in India(Daisuke Sakai)
Sep. 07, 2011
A Strategic Usage of the Regional Headquarters in Singapore
Aug. 25, 2011
Legal Notes on Japanese Companies' Expansion into and Business Development in India(Daisuke Sakai)
Jul. 29, 2011
Basic Knowledge of Legal Affairs for Expansion into India, Joint Venture and M&A - on the Basis of the Latest Law-amendment Trends(Daisuke Sakai)
Jul. 07, 2011
A Strategic Usage of the Regional Headquarters in Singapore(Kenko Shikichi, Daisuke Sakai)
Jul. 07, 2011
Basic Knowledge of the Legal Affairs of Business in India(Kenko Shikichi, Daisuke Sakai)
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Establishment and Practical Use of the Singapore International Commercial Court (8)(Masafumi Kodama)
Establishment and Practical Use of the Singapore International Commercial Court (7)(Masafumi Kodama)
Establishment and Practical Use of the Singapore International Commercial Court (6)(Masafumi Kodama)
Establishment and Practical Use of the Singapore International Commercial Court (5)(Masafumi Kodama)
Establishment and Practical Use of the Singapore International Commercial Court (4)(Masafumi Kodama)
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