The agricultural, forestry, fishing, and food industries are facing an urgent need to expand into overseas markets as the domestic market continues to shrink. In addition to simple export transactions, there are various methods for expanding overseas, such as establishing distribution and sales bases in overseas countries, entering into partnerships such as technology licensing and business alliances with overseas companies, establishing joint ventures with local companies, and mergers and acquisitions of overseas companies. While there are various forms of overseas expansion as described above, legal systems and business practices vary from country to country, and it is necessary to have a thorough understanding of the legal systems and business practices specific to the local agriculture, forestry, fishing, and food industries prior to any strategic expansion overseas.
In order to assist our clients in regard to issues that would difficult for an individual company to resolve on its own, we provide information on the business environments for industry sectors in various countries and regions, support for planning overseas expansion arrangements, as well as assistance with negotiating contracts with local business partners, promoting awareness of measures for preventing the outflow of intellectual property and know-how, and communicating with the relevant authorities.
Based on our network of offices in various overseas countries, we provide cross-sectional advice on overseas expansion and the establishment of a global food value chain in Asia, Europe, the United States, and other countries around the world which receive a significant amount of goods exported from Japan.