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Chairman: Masatoshi Ohara
Managing Partners: Masatoshi Ohara, Hiroshi Tanaka, Tomoyuki Nishide
Number of partners: 12
Number of lawyers: 29
Languages: English, Japanese

Firm Overview:
The firm’s founder Prof. Daijiro Kikkawa, a prominent scholar, started his legal practice as an attorney in 1942, bringing his extensive knowledge and expertise into practice. Since then, Kikkawa Law has been playing a key role at the forefront of significant legal developments over the past 70 years. As the society moves on, Kikkawa Law as legal professionals strive to form a better society through its legal services to clients. This has been and will be the firm’s standpoint. Its clients are from various types of businesses in a wide range of industries, both private and public, national and international, varying from Fortune global 500 corporations to emerging companies and from individuals to governments. The firm has grown alongside its clients that are leaders in their respective fields in the region and beyond.

Main Areas of Practice:

■ Corporate Governance
■ Shareholder Meetings
■ Investor Relations
■ Corporate and Commercial Transactions

Mergers & Acquisitions:
■ Private Equity
■ Startups and Venture Capitals
■ Joint Venture
■ Hostile Takeover

Cross-Border Practice:
■ Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions
■ Cross-Border Transactions
■ Trade Regulations
■ Establishing a Business Entity in Japan
■ International Arbitration

■ Venture Finance
■ Financial Regulations
■ Fin Tech
■ Project Finance
■ Insurance

Dispute Resolution:
■ Civil and Administrative Litigation
■ Domestic and International Arbitration
■ Alternative Dispute Resolution

■ Cartels and Leniency
■ Merger Regulation
■ Competition Compliance
■ Competition-Related Litigation

Labour & Employment:
■ Labour and Employment Disputes
■ Harassment
■ Labour and Employment Law Compliance
■ Immigration-Related Services

Information & Consumer Law:
■ Data Protection and Privacy
■ Information Technology
■ Product Liability

Intellectual Property:
■ Licensing Transactions
■ Trademark and Design Protections
■ Copyright
■ Entertainment Law

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
■ Bankruptcy and Restructuring
■ Liquidation

Real Estate:
■ Real Estate Finance
■ Environmental Law

■ Tax-Related Disputes
■ Tax Compliance

Industries of Key Clients:
■ Infrastructure
■ Manufacturing
■ Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Life Science
■ Banks, Funds and Other Financial Entities
■ Transportation and Logistics
■ Energy and Natural Resources
■ Real Estate
■ IT
■ Human Resource
■ Governmental and Public Sector