Our Tokyo office serves as primary international counsel for a number of leading Japanese companies and asset managers, and as primary counsel in Japan for many of our global clients with operations in Asia. Our team in Tokyo includes both US lawyers covering a broad range of practices and Japanese lawyers with experience in the financial services and related corporate and employment areas working in our Tokyo office through a foreign law joint enterprise structure.
We represent clients across Asia in complex cross-border transactions, asset management regulation, and disputes. Areas of particular focus in Tokyo include asset management, private equity, corporate and project finance, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring transactions, and licensing and other technology matters. We also advise on compliance issues and internal investigations, and provide a full range of eData and other litigation support services.
Our Tokyo lawyers work seamlessly with their colleagues across the firm’s offices throughout North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, with access to teams that can provide advice and services wherever and whenever needed. Our firm’s breadth of resources enables us to advise clients on issues unique to their industries and the locations where they do business.
Our top-rated Tokyo investment management team provides assistance to clients on a full spectrum of investment, formation, transactional, regulatory, and compliance matters. We also focus on the acquisition and sale of portfolio assets of investment funds. Our lawyers have experience in representing sponsors or general partners in fund formation and the structuring of hedge, private equity, venture capital, real estate, infrastructure, and mutual funds.
Our corporate and business transactions team has enjoyed a strong, well-established practice representing Japanese, US, and global clients in a range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. Our clients include major manufacturers, investment funds, trading firms, and technology, life sciences, and energy companies.
Our intellectual property team primarily provides services in the areas of patent prosecution and litigation. We also advise on copyrights, trademarks, know-how and commercial secrets, licensing, patents, and IP protection matters.
Our labor, employment, and benefits team primarily provides service in the areas of employment counseling and disputes. We proactively identify risks and develop strategies and solutions to help employers.
The project financing team in Tokyo provides advice primarily on high-value projects in the renewable energy and power sectors. Our clients include major global and Japanese energy companies, independents, and service providers.
The Tokyo capital markets team has handled global offerings of Japanese issuers on both the issuer and underwriter side, including both equity and debt offerings. We also advise on US Securities and Exchange Commission compliance matters, including cross-border mergers.
Morgan Lewis enjoys a long-standing relationship with TMI (one of Japan’s largest local firms), which provides our clients with access to hundreds of Japanese lawyers across multiple disciplines when needed.