Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba
Managing Partner: Mr. Junya Naito
Number of partners: 21
Number of lawyers: 56
Languages: English, Japanese and Chinese
Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba (“MMN”) was established in 1989 by
its three name partners, Mr. Shigeaki Momo-o, Mr. Makoto Matsuo and Mr. Shuichi
Namba. The firm is often deemed “truly indispensable” based on its ability to
meet the demands of a very diverse client base operating in an ever-changing
world economy. MMN provides a complete array of corporate and commercial legal
services to its domestic and multinational clients. The firm and its attorneys
have received long-standing recognition for excellence in key practice areas such
as complex litigation and international arbitration, general corporate and
M&A, bankruptcy, antitrust and competition, real estate, labour and
employment, and intellectual property including brand protection.
Antitrust & Competition
Banking & Financial Transactions
Bankruptcy & Reorganisation
Corporate Law & Commercial Transactions
Labour & Employment
Litigation & Arbitration
Mergers & Acquisitions
Areas of Practice:
MMN's antitrust practice is globally recognised. It handles
investigations on domestic and international cases of alleged violations
(administrative and criminal procedures) and associated appeal procedures, as
well as attendant civil dispute procedures, often in collaboration and
cooperation with specialists in the relevant country. MMN counsels on
procedures for merger regulations and handles disputes relating to distribution
policies, business collaborations and other business transactions.
& Financial Transactions:
MMN drafts, reviews and provides advice on loan agreements and
myriad other financial transactions. It assists in the development of new
products for domestic and foreign banks, securities companies and insurance
companies operating in the Japanese regulatory environment.
MMN is renowned for having handled numerous large-scale
corporate reorganization cases. It regularly acts as court-appointed trustees
in bankruptcy and corporate reorganisation cases.
Law & Commercial Transactions:
As one of MMN's core competencies, the firm routinely advises on
various aspects of corporate and commercial transactions law. It advises on
corporate-compliance matters including the establishment and maintenance of
The firm advises on legal issues and disputes across the IT
industry including rights management, business tie-ups, the protection of
personal information and legal issues surrounding e-commerce, IP, etc.
MMN is an industry-leader in advising multinational and domestic
insurance companies on claims and on the development of new insurance products.
MMN's anti-counterfeiting and brand management practice is
globally recognised. It protects famous brand names and enforces trademarks and
copyrights, particularly in the fashion industry, by devising and administering
customised and comprehensive anti-infringement campaigns. It counsels on IP
litigation and other disputes. The firm also advises on various types of
licensing agreements for IP, including patent, know-how, trademark and
copyright including computer software.
MMN routinely represents the management of multinational and
domestic companies on various employment issues including dismissal, sexual
harassment, power harassment, transfer, demotion, wage reduction, temporary
retirement, collective bargaining, etc.
MMN's international arbitration practice is globally recognised.
The firm litigates and arbitrates both domestic and international actions
across many industries. The majority of MMN attorneys have extensive experience
handing complex litigation.
MMN is renowned for its M&A practice. It routinely advises
on transactions that include conducting legal due diligence and the negotiation
and drafting of agreements for transactions relating to M&A, such as
mergers, acquisition of stock or assets, stock exchanges, issuances of stock,
stock options and other securities.
MMN advises its pharmaceutical clients on legal issues
pertaining to clinical trials, CRO, licensing, distribution, R&D,
collaborations and joint ventures. The firm provides representation in
litigation and arbitration on disputes in the pharmaceutical industry.
The firm counsels on real estate transactions, including sale,
purchase and lease agreements, particularly those concerning overseas
investments by Japanese individuals and corporations and foreign investments
MMN defends and advises clients with respect to white-collar
crimes under the Companies Act and antitrust and securities laws.
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