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Japan outbound investment guide

Legal experts from Asia and further afield offer insights for Japanese companies and their in-house counsel expanding their business abroad

Investment prospects for Japanese enterprises in India: Part 2

By Gaurav Dani, Saurav Kumar and Swathi Sreenath, IndusLaw in New Delhi

Vote for Japan’s top lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal is seeking the help of in-house counsel and other business and legal professionals in Japan and around the world to identify the top private practice lawyers in Japan

A comparison of healthtech regulatory issues in North Asia

Drug pricing and reimbursement top the agenda in South Korea, while Japan is exploring the impact of digital technology on medical information

A comparison of healthtech regulatory issues in North Asia: Japan

By Koji Sugimura, Mitsukuni Terada and Takuya Izumi, SUGIMURA & Partners

Tokyo International Law Office lands corporate partner

Jean-Denis Marx, most recently a corporate partner at Baker McKenzie in Tokyo, has made a lateral move to Tokyo International Law Office after a 30-year stint at the global firm

Japan still hot for 2024

Japan has witnessed keen growth in 2023 and the year ahead looks just as optimistic, say top lawyers

MHM inks alliance with TNC to break into Philippines

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto has secured an alliance with Philippine counterpart Tayag Ngochua & Chu to enter the local market

Firms assist Japanese homebuilder’s USD4.9bn buyout of MDC

Morrison & Foerster, Paul Weiss, and Brownstein Hyatt assist Sekisui House's USD$4.9 billion acquisition of US homebuilder MDC Holdings

Japan’s IP High Court finds domestic patent covered US server

By Aki Ryuka and Yichen Liu, RYUKA & PARTNERS

Regulation chips in to spark Japan investment

By Pradeep Ratnam, Anshuman Singh and Samad Ali, Kochhar & Co.

Make your nominations now for Japan Law Firm Awards

Asia Business Law Journal is conducting extensive research for the Japan Law Firm Awards 2023, the results of which will be announced in October

Baker Botts advises LNG Japan on Australian gas field stake

Baker Botts represented LNG Japan Corporation’s wholly owned subsidiary LJ Scarborough to acquire a 10% stake in Woodside Energy’s Scarborough Joint Venture

A regional comparison of ESG regulations

Growing awareness of the impact of environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards is pushing companies around the globe

A comparison of M&A laws

Asia M&A booms with government incentives and global investor interest. To compete, dealmakers must keep current on trends and regulations

A comparison of M&A laws: Japan

By Kazuaki Tobioka, Yusuke Sahashi, and Ryoichi Kaneko, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

A regional comparison of ESG regulations: Japan

By Takatsugu Kitajima, Kentaro Toda, and Shuhei Kubota, TMI Associates

Investment prospects for Japanese enterprises in India

By Gaurav Dani, Saurav Kumar and Swathi Sreenath, IndusLaw in New Delhi

AllBright expands into Japan with fourth overseas office

AllBright Law Offices has opened its Tokyo office on 31 March, the fourth overseas branch following the establishment of sites in London, Seattle and Singapore

YKVN, Freshfields help Vietnam’s VPBank secure SMBC investment

The investment will help the VPBank raise USD1.5 billion of tier 1 capital and increase its owner equity to approximately USD5.9 billion from USD4.4 billion

SCCA and JILA share initiatives in virtual meeting

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) held a virtual meeting with the president and senior board members of the Japan In-House Lawyers Association (JILA) on 31 January to learn more about each other’s initiatives

High court rules in favour of Casio in design infringement case

United & United successfully represented Casio in winning a design infringement case for Japanese company’s keyboard in the Casio v Nexus 32 case in the Delhi High Court

Japan Law Firm Awards 2022

Asia Business Law Journal names the top firms in Japan

A comparison of patent regimes: Japan

By Hirofumi Tada, Ohno & Partners

Former HSF lawyer leads Kudun’s Japan practice

Thai law firm Kudun & Partners has opened a Japan practice with the hiring of partner Emi Rowse Igusa as the head.

Employee secondment becomes taxing for Japanese companies

By Reena Asthana Khair, Kochhar & Co.

Japan orders Twitter to delete post with private information

Japan’s Supreme Court in June ordered Twitter to delete specific tweets related to a burglary case that happened more than eight years ago

Japan’s top 100 lawyers 2022

Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal unveils the top performers of Japan’s legal profession

Departing IT staff getting tied up with non-compete clauses

With many IT employees offered huge salary hikes and perks from competing firms amid soaring global demand for IT services

Time not ripe for mutual funds to buy offshore

At the behest of the central bank, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) issued an advisory back in late January, asking mutual funds to stop fresh investments into overseas stocks

Law professor joins Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu has hired Kazuhiko Yamamoto, professor at Hitotsubashi University Law School, as a special adviser

International A-List 2022

India Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 legal experts around the world who are leading the field with their work on the international aspects of india-related matters

Japan outbound investment back on track

By Masako Takahata, Japan In-house Lawyers Association (JILA)

The pandemic has pushed Japan from its reign as the world’s largest investor. As the global recovery rolls out, the country is ready to take back its position through various investments in the infrastructure sector and renewable energy projects

Guide for Japanese investment in Thailand

By Nuanporn Wechsuwanarux, Susumu Hanawa, and Kornkitti Sivamoke, Chandler MHM

For the past five consecutive years, Japan has been the top investor in Thailand under the Foreign Business Operations Act, 1999 (FBOA)

JILA supports energy arbitration forum

Masako Takahata, vice president of the Japan In-House lawyers Association, lent her speaking expertise to the inaugural webinar of the Japan chapter of the Energy Related Arbitration Practitioners

Fair winds for use of copyrighted material

By Shiela Marie Rabaya, ACCRALAW

Carbon-neutral policies in Japan

By Koji Fukatsu, TMI Associates

Patent Prosecution Highway – The IP Bridge between India and Japan

By Tarvinder Singh, Kochhar & Co.

Renewable energy regulations in Japan

By Yusuke Sugihara, City-Yuwa Partners

Updates on trademark law in Japan

By Hirofumi Tada, Ohno & Partners

Patent law developments in Japan

By Dr Yoshitaka Sonoda and Natalie Crick, Sonoda & Kobayashi

Overview of Chinese investment in Japan

By Feng Jianjian and Zhang Bo, Jingtian & Gongcheng

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