Japan's Miura ramps up expansion with Nagoya office, Asia initiative

BY Aparna Sai |

Japanese law firm Miura & Partners (M&P) is set to open an office in the city of Nagoya, which will be the firm’s fifth since it was established in 2019. The firm currently has three offices in Tokyo and one in Hiroshima.

K&L Gates picks up IP team in Tokyo from DLA

BY Aparna Sai |

The Tokyo office of K&L Gates has hired a team of intellectual lawyers from DLA Piper, including partner Mitsuhiro Imamura.

Neighbourly Ties

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

As two of the world’s three largest economies, Japan and China have had strong trade and investment links for decades now.

Challenges Faced by in-House Counsel in Dealing With Disputes in Japan (EN/JA)

BY Akihiro Hironaka |

The Japanese are widely believed to be averse to conflict, preferring to avoid formal dispute resolution processes and resolve disputes through negotiation.

As Shareholder Activists Flex Their Muscles, What Lessons for Japan, INC? (EN/JA)

BY Ben Rowse |

Anyone who thought shareholder activism would never take root in Japan had a rude awakening at Toshiba’s extraordinary general meeting last month.

Enhancement of Corporate Governance Relating To Upcoming Tse Market Restructuring (EN/JA)

BY Yuichi Miyashita |

In April 2022, the Tokyo Stock Exchange (the “TSE”) will change its current existing market segments to “Standard”, “Prime” and “Growth” markets.

Japan Introduced Very Limited Attorney-Client Privilege for Antitrust Contexts – What in-House Counsel Should Know (EN/JA)

BY Masayuki Atsumi |

The Anti-Monopoly Act (“AMA”), Japan’s competition law, went through a major change which came into effect at the end of 2020.

Rays of Hope (EN/JA)

BY Asian Legal Business |

The pandemic may have put the brakes on Japan’s economy, but experts believe that a rebound is around the corner. And while lawyers have been reasonably busy during this period, they are even more optimistic about what lies ahead.

Tokyo: MoFo lands litigation partner from DLA Piper

BY Aparna Sai |

Morrison & Foerster has brought on board litigation expert Takahiro Nonaka as a partner in Tokyo from DLA Piper.

White & Case represents Panasonic on largest acquisition in a decade

BY Aparna Sai |

White & Case has advised Japan’s Panasonic Corporation on the purchase of the remaining 80 percent of U.S. supply-chain software company Blue Yonder for $5.6 billion.

Skadden advises HR firm on biggest Japan IPO since 2018

BY Aparna Sai |

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has counselled human resources firm Visional Inc. on its 66.88-billion-yen ($618 million) IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mother’s market.

Japan’s AMT adds four foreign lawyers to partnership

BY Aparna Sai |

Japanese law firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) has added four senior foreign counsel to its partnership, shortly after the launch of its foreign joint law enterprise.