Firm profile submitted by Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Chairman: Tetsuya Itoh (Chair of the Administrative Committee)
Managing Partners: Fujiaki Mimura, Kenichi Sadaka, Tetsuya Itoh, Shigeyoshi Ezaki and Takuo Hirose
Number of partners: 134
Number of lawyers: 423
Asia Pacific Offices: Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Jakarta
Number of partners: 134 Number of lawyers: 423
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is a full-service law firm formed by the merger and consolidation of the practices of three leading Japanese law firms: Anderson Mori, which established its reputation as one of the largest and most established international law firms in Japan since its inception in the early 1950s; Tomotsune & Kimura, particularly known for its expertise in international finance transactions; and Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa, a premier international insolvency/restructuring and crisis management firm.
The combined firm provides an exceptionally powerful value proposition. Housing all of these synergistic practices under one roof, and further increasing the scale of its resources, the firm is wellpositioned to: (1) better serve a wide client base; (2) provide even more prompt and accurate advice across a broader spectrum of legal issues; and (3) handle the largest transactions in Japan, including those which are cross-sectoral and extremely complex.
The firm’s combined expertise enables it to deliver advice on virtually all legal issues that may arise from a corporate transaction, including M&A, finance, capital markets, restructuring/insolvency, and litigation/ arbitration. The majority of its lawyers are multi-lingual and experienced with communicating, drafting and negotiating across borders around the globe.
With a long tradition of serving the international business and legal communities, the firm’s superior expertise, coupled with its standing as one of the largest law firms in Japan, translates to not only high quality services but also time and cost efficiencies, which it shares with its clients. The firm’s main office is in Tokyo. It also maintains offices in Osaka, Nagoya, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok and operates a Jakarta Desk.
Main Areas of Practice:
■ Corporate and commercial law, corporate governance, crisis management/ corporate compliance/anti-corruption and investigations, establishing a business presence in Japan
■ M&A, venture capital, private equity
Capital Markets Finance & Financial Institutions:
■ Banking, financial regulation, derivatives, asset management and investment funds, structured finance, acquisition finance, project finance/PFI, insurance
■ Real estate transactions, real estate investment/ securitisation, real estate investment trusts (REITs)
Labour & Employment:
■ Employment law and compliance, employment litigation and dispute resolution, business immigration matters
Intellectual Property/Life Sciences/TMT:
■ IP infringement litigation/ dispute resolution, IP licensing and transactions, patent prosecution, trademark/design prosecution, copyright and entertainment, health care, pharmaceutical and life sciences, IT and telecommunications law and regulation, franchise
■ JFTC investigations/proceedings, leniency and litigation, merger control, distribution issues/Premiums and Representations Act/ Subcontract Act/Unfair Trade Practices Act, Interplay of intellectual property and competition law, competition compliance, international competition practice
■ Tax planning and structuring, tax litigation and dispute resolution
Energy & Natural Resources
■ Commercial litigation, international litigation and arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, IP infringement litigation/dispute resolution, employment litigation and dispute resolution, tax litigation and dispute resolution, financial and securities dispute resolution, franchise litigation and dispute resolution, estate and business succession dispute resolution, other dispute resolution
Restructuring/Bankruptcy & Insolvency
International Practice (China, India, Asia, US, EU & Others):
Asia and Emerging Countries, China, India, US, EU, Other Jurisdiction