International Legal Practice

We no longer live in a time when international legal practice is categorized as a specialized field. At present, most Japanese corporations have expanded their businesses overseas or, at least, have regular transactions with foreign companies. In addition, foreign investment into Japan by major multi-national corporations continues to increase. At Kitahama Partners as well, the previous boundaries between domestic and international matters continue to disappear, with an increasing number of our attorneys becoming licensed to practice in the United States or other foreign countries in addition to Japan, and handling cross-border legal matters on a daily basis. Our legal practice covers a wide range of countries, including matters involving North America, South America, Europe, China, Taiwan, South Korea, India, Southeast Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Russia. In order to meet the specific needs of both our domestic and international clients, we have established specialized practice groups, which include highly skilled attorneys who have experience working and residing such geographic areas. Our firm also provides a wide range of international legal services, from commercial transactions, such as the import and export of commercial products, the drafting and negotiating of commercial agreements, and legal issues relating to the establishment of local corporations and factories, to M&A, large-scale financing, intellectual property transactions, technology transfers, antitrust matters, tax issues, and international disputes. In order to be able to provide such services in an effective and efficient manner, our firm continues to reinforce and expand our network and cooperative relationships with overseas law firms and also promote internationalization within our firm, thereby further establishing our firm as having one of the leading teams of international legal specialists in Japan.

SeminarsSeminar Archives

Aug. 17, 2018
Asia Pacific Trade Secret Summit in 2018(Masami Akutsu, Shintaro Hino)
Mar. 07, 2018
Corporate Legal Affairs and Accounting in Thailand - Pitfalls That Japanese Corporations Encounter in the Expansion Thereinto -(Yasumasa Sakamoto)
Feb. 15, 2018
Pakistan Investment/Risk Management Seminar(Yasumasa Sakamoto)

PublicationsPublication Archives

Civil Procedure Law of China ‘Provisions, Comparison between Japan and China, and Commentary of Essential Points’ (8)(Daisuke Sakai, Shintaro Hino, Lihua Tang)
Review of “Comparative Study Between the Japanese and Chinese Civil Procedure Law”(Kenko Shikichi, Shintaro Hino)
Drafting Effective Arbitration Clauses(Masafumi Kodama)

Newsletter/Law ReviewNewsletter/Law Review

Sep. 18, 2018
Aug. 01, 2018
Stronger Legal Protections For Brand Owners In Europe(Jiri Mestecky)
Apr. 02, 2018
How to deal with Labor Tribunal Proceedings (Roudou-Shinpan) filed against your company by employees in Japan.(Masataka Shitanishi)

TopicsWhat's New

Aug. 17, 2018
Masami Akutsu and Shintaro Hino gave a lecture at “Asia Pacific Trade Secret Summit in 2018” sponsored by the Chinese Federation of Labour, etc. in Taiwan on August 17, 2018.
Apr. 15, 2018
Serial article about Civil Procedure Law of China written by the China Practice Team was published in KOKUSAI SHOJI HOMU (No. 4 of 2018) Vol. 46 No. 4(Issue No. 670).
Mar. 07, 2018
Sakamoto Yasumasa gave a lecture entitled “Corporate Legal Affairs and Accounting in Thailand - Pitfalls That Japanese Corporations Encounter in the Expansion Thereinto –“ in the International legal practice workshop (Part 12) jointly sponsored by Osaka Bar Association and the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Kinki Chapter, on March 7th, 2018.