Our Japan Practice is built on understanding the needs of Japanese clients as they conduct business in the U.S. and as they respond to complex cross-border legal proceedings. READ MORE
We have extensive experience representing Japanese companies in a full range of business transactions and litigation. We have assisted Japanese companies with mergers and acquisitions, setting up U.S. subsidiaries, employment, intellectual property, immigration contracts and other transactional work. In litigation, we have extensive experience helping Japanese companies with a full range of business disputes, including government investigations, antitrust, private class actions, labor and employment, contracts, shareholder disputes, and intellectual property. We serve as general counsel to numerous Japanese companies conducting business in the Pacific Northwest and specialize in helping Japanese clients and their law firms with outbound acquisitions, where our hallmarks are superb client service, ongoing communication and process discussion, assisting to achieve first-rate client outcomes and reasonable cost.
As we assist our Japanese clients and their law firms with business transactions such as acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures, we do so with a keen understanding of restrictions on the pricing and distribution of exports and imports.
Our team of lawyers includes Japanese-born native speakers and writers that help our Japanese clients effectively bridge the cultural divide. Our lawyers are fully cognizant of the unique concerns and issues that Japanese companies face. We maintain a bi-lingual support staff as well to support our clients.
We also benefit from our extensive experience working collaboratively with leading Japanese law firms. Japanese lawyers are regularly seconded to our law firm, so that we can foster our relationships, deepen our understanding of the Japanese market, and better serve our clients.
The leaders of our Japan practice are Masa Yamaguchi and Ken Davis. Both Masa and Ken have spent extensive time in Japan and visit regularly to call upon customers, sources and prospects.
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