Practice Areas

Finance

Our office provides a full range of services including the drafting of commercial contracts in general, regulatory and compliance advice, structure recommendations and issue of legal opinions relating to the finance sectors noted below.

  • Funds
  • Structured Finance
  • Basel Regulations
  • Derivatives Transactions
  • Banking Operations
  • Trust related Operations
  • Financial Instruments Exchange Business (Type I, Type II, Investment Management Business, Investment Advisory and Agency Business)
  • Money Lending Business
  • Servicers

IT/ FinTech / Startups

Our principal attorney, so serves as a legal advisor to Japan Blockchain Association (JBA), industry association of, and we have a wealth of experience supporting virtual cryptocurrencies and other settlement businesses / startups.

Our office is also familiar with IT, venture capital, telecommunications and the following areas, amongst others.

  • Registration of Virtual Currency Exchange Business Operator
    and ancillary advice
  • Blockchain
  • Venture Capital
  • Routine legal and financing advice for startups
  • Routine legal and financing advice for IT firms
  • Investments from Japan into foreign startups / IT firms
  • Investments to or from overseas startups / IT firms

Construction / Urban Development / Infrastructure

Our principal attorney, so has a wealth of experience in construction / urban development and is a full individual member of the Association of Japanese Consulting Engineers (AJCE), the Japanese member organization of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Conditions of Contract for Construction, Conference on Overseas Development of Eco-Cities (JCODE).

  • Overseas construction contract management, resolution of disputes
  • Overseas urban development contract management, structuring
  • General advice regarding domestic construction
  • Other general infrastructure

M&A / Business Transfers

In relation to M&A and business transfers, we provide advice regarding policies concerning basic matters in addition to the drafting of contracts.

In the event of a large-scale matter, we utilize a network of principal attorney to assemble an appropriate team and then introduce the team to the client.

General Corporate Legal Services

Our office provides services principally in the areas listed below.

  • General Contracts (transactions between companies and with consumers)
  • Structuring
  • Business Law Support
  • Compliance / Risk Management
  • General Meetings of Shareholders, Board Meetings, Internal Rules
  • Real Estate