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Asia-Pacific Guide 2024

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TMI Associates

TMI Associates

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+81 3 6438 5511

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Firm Details

Managing Partner: Katsuro Tanaka

Senior Partners: Eizo Matsuo, Tomohiro Tohyama, Yoshiyuki Inaba, Ryosuke Ito

Number of partners: 182

Number of attorneys: 600

Number of patent/trademark attorneys: 93

Languages: Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Myanmar, Thai, Vietnamese


Firm Overview

From its establishment thirty years ago, TMI Associates has grown from its original 11 members to become the second-largest law firm in Japan, with more than 690 attorneys and patent/trademark attorneys based in 17 offices. TMI has comprehensive transactional and dispute resolution capabilities, a distinctive regulatory focus and a renowned IP practice. In addition to the 17 offices in Japan and overseas, TMI has desks focused on Brazil, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico and the Philippines.


Main Areas of Practice

Corporate/M&A/Private Equity/Venture Capital:

The firm regularly handles the complex and high-stakes corporate and M&A transactions, including large-scale cross-border transactions, going-private transactions, private equity investments, venture capital investments, joint ventures, responding to activist shareholders and formulating takeover defences. Overseas presence of the firm enables the firm to support clients in M&A deals throughout the Asian region.

Banking/Finance/Energy:

The firm provides cutting-edge solutions in areas such as asset financing for real estate transactions, and project financing for renewable energy and social infrastructure, in addition to more conventional financial services such as banking and capital markets, investment fund and asset management, derivatives and structured products, and leveraged financing.

IP/Media/Entertainment/Telecommunications & Technology:

The firm’s unique and unparalleled ability to form collaborative teams combining attorneys and patent and trademark attorneys has enabled the firm to become a leading law firm in Japan and worldwide in the practice areas surrounding IP, Media, Sports, Entertainment and Telecommunications & Technology. The firm is a pioneer in providing legal services concerning brands, trade secrets and content protection for many of the world’s best-known companies.

Dispute Resolution (Litigation/Arbitration/Mediation):

The firm has handled hundreds of cases involving commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, tax disputes, administrative disputes, and other types of matters worldwide. Lawyers of the firm have significant experience in international arbitration cases before arbitral institutions in the role of both counsel and arbitrator.

Risk Management/Investigation:

The firm has an abundance of experience in dealing effectively with complex and sensitive matters for both domestic and international clients. The risk management practice of the firm includes advice on public relations and crisis management, corporate fraud and other investigations and the defence of white-collar criminal claims.

Antitrust/Competition:

The firm’s highly-experienced Antitrust/Competition team provides a wide range of services for clients, from advising on M&A transactions and counselling on business and operational compliance with Japan’s antimonopoly laws, through to providing support in response to large-scale investigations.

International Trade and Investment:

The firm supports its clients in planning for and dealing with trade issues such as tariffs, export control and direct inbound investment restrictions. The firm’s expertise includes the domestic customs laws and investigation processes and other trade measures, such as anti-dumping and safeguards.

Labour/Employment:

The firm its clients with provides practical, problem-solving legal advice on employment-related matters. The firm’s services cover the entire spectrum of employment-related matters in Japan, including litigation, negotiation with labour unions, employment-related support for M&A deals, and investigations into harassment and other misconduct.

Life Sciences:

The firm has a leading life sciences practice that serves both established businesses and start-ups in the life sciences and medical care fields. The firm provides these clients with practical legal advice in relation to the development, production, sale, distribution, promotion and advertising of pharmaceutical products, medical devices, cosmetics and health foods.

Maritime/Shipping:

The firm provides legal advice on all types of shipping and maritime matters, including shipping finance, dry-shipping and wet-shipping. The firm’s expertise is particularly strong in the areas of oil tankers, chemical tankers and LNG tankers, and the firm has experience advising shipowners, operators, trading houses, shipbuilders, P&I clubs and hull insurers.

OTHER PRACTICE AREAS:

Business Turnaround/Bankruptcy, Real Estate/Construction, Tax Disputes and Investigations


Offices

HEAD OFFICE:

23rd Floor, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6123

Tel: +81(0)3-6438-5511

Email: [email protected]

For more details about Japan offices, visit website https://www.tmi.gr.jp/about/bases/

OVERSEAS:

CHINA:

BEIJING

Email: [email protected]

SHANGHAI

Email: [email protected]

MYANMAR:

YANGON

Email: [email protected]

SINGAPORE:

Email: [email protected]

VIETNAM:

HANOI

Email: [email protected]

HO CHI MINH CITY

Email: [email protected]

CAMBODIA:

PHNOM PENH

Email: [email protected]

THAILAND:

BANGKOK

Email: [email protected]

USA:

SILICON VALLEY

Email: [email protected]

UK:

LONDON

Email: [email protected]

France:

PARIS

Email: [email protected]

Ranked Offices

Provided by TMI Associates

Japan - Head office

Contributions

Latest contributions provided by TMI Associates

Global Practice Guide
Yoshiyuki Inaba
Hiroshi Nemoto
Makoto Okada
Atsushi Sato
Authored by
Yoshiyuki Inaba, Hiroshi Nemoto, Makoto Okada, Atsushi Sato
Article • Jan 2024
Global Practice Guide
Takenobu Imaeda
Katsutoshi Kimura
Authored by
Takenobu Imaeda, Katsutoshi Kimura
Article • Oct 2023
Global Practice Guide
Seiji Kurihara
Rie Taiko
Yoshihiko Annaka
Authored by
Seiji Kurihara, Rie Taiko, Tomoko Narita, Yoshihiko Annaka
Article • Aug 2023

All contributions provided by TMI Associates

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Title and authorsContent typePublication dateMedia type
Healthcare: Medical Devices 2023 | Japan | Trends and Developments
Authored by: Takafumi Uesaki, Masatoyo Yoshioka, Hitoshi Fujimaki, Misa Sakashita
Global Practice Guide Aug 2023 Article
International Arbitration 2023 | Japan | Law and Practice
Authored by: Tomoki Yanagisawa, Keishiro Tashiro, Kazuhide Ueno, Akihiro Goda
Global Practice Guide Jul 2023 Article
Digital Healthcare 2023 | Japan | Trends and Developments
Authored by: Yoshiyuki Inaba, Satoshi Ogawa, Hitoshi Fujimaki, Suguru Saito
Global Practice Guide Jun 2023 Article
Product Liability & Safety 2023 | Japan | Trends and Developments
Authored by: Masanobu Hara, Masashi Kobayashi
Global Practice Guide Apr 2023 Article
Sports Law 2023 | Japan | Law and Practice
Authored by: Atsushi Igarashi, Yoichiro Kuriyama, Misa Takahashi, Kosuke Ojio
Global Practice Guide Feb 2023 Article
Shipping 2023 | Japan | Law and Practice
Authored by: Jumpei Osada, Masaaki Sasaki, Takuto Kobayashi, Hiroshi Ideyama
Global Practice Guide Jan 2023 Article

TMI Associates rankings

Asia-Pacific Guide 2024
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Band
Japan
Banking & Finance: Domestic
1 Department
Department
Banking & Finance: Domestic
3
Banking & Finance: Domestic
3
Band 3
Capital Markets: Domestic
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Hiroyoshi Kuromaru
3
Hiroyoshi Kuromaru
3
Band 3
Competition/Antitrust
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Competition/Antitrust
3
Competition/Antitrust
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Harumichi Uchida
S
Harumichi Uchida
S
Senior Statespeople
Corporate/M&A: Domestic
1 Department
4 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Corporate/M&A: Domestic
2
Corporate/M&A: Domestic
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Masakazu Iwakura
3
Masakazu Iwakura
3
Band 3
Takashi Toichi
4
Takashi Toichi
4
Band 4
4
Takushi Saito
4
Band 4
Tatsuhiro Takahara
4
Tatsuhiro Takahara
4
Band 4
Dispute Resolution: Domestic
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Dispute Resolution: Domestic
4
Dispute Resolution: Domestic
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Hidetoshi Masunaga
S
Hidetoshi Masunaga
S
Senior Statespeople
Employment
1 Department
Department
Employment
4
Employment
4
Band 4
Employment: Bengoshi
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Motoi Fujii
4
Motoi Fujii
4
Band 4
Intellectual Property: Benrishi
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Yoshiyuki Inaba
1
Yoshiyuki Inaba
1
Band 1
Intellectual Property: Domestic
1 Department
Department
Intellectual Property: Domestic
1
Intellectual Property: Domestic
1
Band 1
International Trade
1 Department
Department
International Trade
3
International Trade
3
Band 3
Investment Funds
1 Department
Department
Investment Funds
2
Investment Funds
2
Band 2
Life Sciences
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Life Sciences
3
Life Sciences
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Satoru Nagasaka
2
Satoru Nagasaka
2
Band 2
Projects & Energy: Domestic
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Projects & Energy: Domestic
2
Projects & Energy: Domestic
2
Band 2
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