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Vanguard Lawyers Tokyo

Chiyoda-ku Office

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Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 10
Languages: English, Japanese, German

Firm Overview:
Vanguard Lawyers Tokyo is a boutique firm in Japan that provides Japanese legal service to a broad range of multinational clients in the areas of Japanese employment law, dispute resolution and investigation, financial regulatory matters, life science regulatory matters, and corporate matters. Vanguard prides itself on providing creative and innovative advice and solutions to global companies.

Main Areas of Practice:
-Employment Law
-Dispute Resolution
-Financial Regulatory Matters
-Life Science Regulatory Matters
-Corporate Law

Employment Law:

2 partners; 9 fee earners based in Japan
■ Provided advice regarding redundancies to several global companies
■ Conducted internal investigations and provided advice related to work place harassment to several global companies
■ Provided advice to multinational corporations on how to deal with unions and represented clients with regard to collective bargaining
■ Represented clients in Japanese courts in relation to various employment disputes
Contact: Akiko Yamakawa
Tel: +813 6868 0410
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
2 partners; 9 fee earners based in Japan
■ Represented financial institutions in disputes involving highly complex financial instruments
■ Represented a global media regarding issues such as right to privacy, defamation, and the right to be forgotten
■ Represented global firms seeking to recover damages resulting from fraudulent activities
■ Represented clients in arbitration in Japan
■ Partner, Akiko Yamakawa, serves as an arbitrator at the JCAA conducting arbitrations in English
Contact: Kazuki Okada
Tel: +813 6868 0410
Email: [email protected]

Corporate Law:
1 partner; 9 fee earners based in Japan
■ Assisted and advised international pharmaceutical companies of various sizes with crossborder M&A transactions
■ Advised global companies on distributor agreements
■ Advised various Japanese subsidiaries of global companies on day to day corporate matters and transactions
■ Advised various Japanese companies on the general framework of the FCPA
Contact: Akira Nakazawa
Tel: +813 6868 0410
Email: [email protected]