The internationalization of the Japanese economy, especially overseas expansion by Japanese companies and expansion into Japan by foreign companies, has inevitably led to an increase in the number and complexity of transnational disputes between corporations, and between corporations and Japanese and foreign governments. Law firms need to be able to offer a comprehensive range of services to capably handle international dispute resolution. Our firm, which has a long history of handling international cases, has engaged in numerous cross-border dispute cases since its establishment, and has achieved consistently high standards of success for our clients. When dealing with litigation in developing countries, case management that goes beyond the submission of briefs and evidence within the court room is sometimes necessary when compared to litigation in developed countries. Our firm has experience of many such difficult proceedings in developing countries, mainly in Asia.
Cross-border disputes involve working closely with attorneys outside Japan, and, therefore, networks with foreign law firms, a thorough knowledge of foreign legal systems, and the ability to explain the Japanese legal system to foreign clients and lawyers is required. Advanced knowledge and experience in fields relevant to each case is also necessary.
Our firm has a broad network with leading law firms throughout the world and many of our lawyers have studied at prestigious foreign law schools or worked at leading foreign law firms, which has equipped them with the skills to handle complex international cases.
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- Toyota Motor Corporation: Successful lawsuit in Nigeria regarding trademark infringement
- 2012 - 2015
- Trade secret misappropriation litigation against the Korean steelmaker, POSCO
- 2006 - 2013
- Product Liability Litigation for a Major Foreign Vehicle Manufacturer
- 2004 - 2008
- Advise a computer game manufacturer in connection with litigation against licensee companies in China, Taiwan and Korea
- 2003 - 2004
- Advise and assist a major real estate company in a dispute concerning a real estate syndication in the U.S.
IP arbitration: Recent developments and arbitrability of IP disputes in civil law and common law jurisdictionsSeminars
Webinar: Recorded on: Thursday, June 3, 2021. Publication period: Thursday, June 10, 2021 - Monday, December 20, 2021 5:00 pm (JST)
The Global Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Commercial Dispute Resolution in the First YearArticles
Cross Border Dispute Resolution SeminarSeminars
Webinar: Recorded on: 1. Wednesday, Feburary 24, 2021, 2. Friday, Feburary 26, 2021. Publication period: Thursday, March 25, 2021 – Friday, April 30, 2021 5:00 pm (EST)
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