Tokyo

Latham’s Tokyo office provides cutting-edge advice to Japanese and multinational companies on matters with a Japan nexus.

We advise clients on complex inbound and outbound M&A, technology, fintech, financings, investigations, project finance, private equity, emerging companies, and disputes. Our diverse team of lawyers advises on matters of Japanese, English, and US law, drawing on a comprehensive knowledge of the Japanese market.

One Asia

Latham’s Asia offices work as one team, bringing together elite capabilities across practices and industries, native language and cultural knowledge, and on-the-ground support. Serving clients from the region’s major financial, commercial, and regulatory hubs we seamlessly integrate through Latham’s global platform to deliver sophisticated counsel and representation to clients on their most complex and consequential matters in Asia and around the world.

Our lawyers rank among the very top practitioners in the region. We regularly advise on the most transformative capital markets offerings, private equity, and M&A transactions in every major jurisdiction. We guide multinationals through the increasingly complex web of anti-money laundering, sanctions, and export controls regimes. We represent sponsors and lenders in the region’s landmark project finance matters and infrastructure projects. And increasingly, we advise on the emerging ESG and sustainability issues affecting companies with operations in Asia.

Giving Back

As one of the world’s largest pro bono providers, Latham takes on matters in nearly every area of public interest law. In Asia, our pro bono efforts include supporting asylum seekers, serving the elderly, and advocating for gender equality and the empowerment of women.

 

For several years, Latham’s Tokyo-based lawyers completed pro bono work with key partner organizations Ashoka, Japan Association for Refugees, Shinkou Fukushikai, and Playground of Hope in areas such as nonprofits and NGOs, indigent criminal defense, corporate and regulatory, and social entrepreneurship.

In 2017, Latham’s Tokyo office committed its time in a wide range of initiatives such as working with Japan Association for Refugees to train staff lawyers in assisting refugee cases, to community fundraising to support Lighthouse: Center for Human Trafficking Victims, a nonprofit organization aimed at eliminating human trafficking in Japan.

Our firm culture promotes such values as excellence and teamwork, and we bring these values to bear on the hundreds of pro bono matters we undertake each year.

 

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