Recently, there has been a large influx of Japanese companies entering the Mexican market. Many manufacturers, most of which mainly engage in automotive related industries, have established a physical presence in Mexico, which they expect to be hubs for their businesses in North America and Latin America. Other companies are also following such trend. In addition, increases in economic growth and market expansion are expected in the medium- to long-term, and it is anticipated that the region will draw more interest from Japanese companies, causing more of them to enter Mexican markets, or expand their business there.
We, along with our Latin America Practice Team, have long supported business activities in Mexico by Japanese companies. We have strong relationships with many leading firms in Mexico, some of which are supported by personnel exchanges and secondments. We also participate in world-wide networks of law firms such as Lex Mundi, in which we are particularly active, and have built a close relationship with the member firm in Mexico. In addition, we are intent on gathering information on Mexican legal practice, taking advantage of our intelligence collection know-how and abovementioned relationships. Our lawyers who have experience working for Latin American firms, and other Latin America Practice Team members with strong connections with domestic and overseas professionals, are well-placed to support Japanese companies acting in Mexico.
Further, we regularly provide our Japanese clients with information regarding Mexican legal practice through articles in legal periodicals and our newsletters.