Establishment of a Japanese Subsidiary and Legal Issues which the Subsidiary Faces

We assist international companies in establishing Japanese subsidiaries or branches.

After the establishment, we offer comprehensive legal support, such as:
– shareholders’ meetings and board of directors’ meetings
– establishment of internal rules
– draft and review of contracts with Japanese counterparties
– launch of new services
– debt collection
– labor matters

Column relating this practice area:
Introduction To Japanese Labor Regulations (May 13, 2024)

M&A and Joint Ventures

We have experience handling various types of M&A transactions in Japan, from large-scale reorganizations between listed corporations to buyouts of small startups, including cross-border transactions. We also have practical experience in setting up and managing joint ventures.


We are experienced in various finance transactions, including loans, shares (common and preferred stock), funds and derivatives. We also advice about fintech matters including e-payments and crypto-assets.

IT Matters

We handle various IT law matters, including IT system development and web services.


We provide advice on Japanese tax law issues that businesses encounter in Japan, including corporate tax and consumption tax.