International Corporate Transactions
The wide breadth and depth of TSLO attorneys’ experience results in quick and commercially useful turnaround of corporate matters, whether a one time legal research issue or a multi-million dollar, multi-year transaction.
We are attorneys with business sense, able to balance the needs of both business and legal stakeholders.
Whether you are an overseas company seeking to break into the Japanese market, a Japanese company doing business in Japan, or a Japanese company trying to expand overseas, TSLO is uniquely positioned to provide superlative, cost-effective legal advice.
Litigation and Arbitration
Not many Japanese law firms can claim successful representation of a sovereign in a high stakes, highly politicized and highly publicized litigation. TSLO was chosen by a government not only because we have superb litigation expertise, but because we also have the cultural and language capacities essential to address the concerns of the stakeholders involved.
In additional to local litigation, TSLO bengoshi and foreign attorneys are well versed in local and international arbitration proceedings, cross border litigation, and forensic investigations.
Served as sole litigation counsel for a government in sovereign litigation
Represented Japanese consumer products company in connection with U.S. employment litigation
Represent leading Japanese auto manufacturer in cross border litigation/ investigation
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Represented leading U.S. pharmaceutical/medical company in its purchase of local Japanese division of a large U.S. pharmaceutical company
Represented Japanese acquirer of local (consumer products) division of U.S. pharmaceutical company
Advised investment fund in connection with purchase of Japanese ski resort
Advised joint venture property developers in connection with development of Japanese ski resort
Outsourced Legal Dept:
Sole outsourced legal department for FTSE100 global consumer products company
Sole outsourced local counsel for division of S&P500 multinational insurance company
Sole outsourced legal counsel for rapidly growing American niche consumer goods company in its expansion into Japan
Outsourced legal counsel for subsidiary of American entertainment company
Local counsel for leading U.S. American information technology and advisory firm
Local counsel for several significant online service and sales entities
Represent Japanese operator of retail stores in overseas expansion activities
Handle regulatory and licensing issues for medical equipment for multiple subsidiaries of foreign entities
Represent global petroleum conglomerate as creditor in bankruptcy of local debtors
Represent Japanese SME in IP licensing negotiations against global software conglomerate
Advised and documented multiple restructurings for two of the world's leading companies - one ranked in the top 10 (by revenue) of the Fortune 500, the other in the top 10 (by market captalization) of the FTSE 100.
PRACTICE AREAS and
Inbound or outbound, TSLO's attorneys provide their clients with cost effective and superlative representation. We believe in developing relationships with our clients, understanding their business, and giving pro-active, preventative and practical legal advice.
Our practice is very broad, but here are some highlights:
Employment and Labor Law
Whether representing corporate clients or individuals, TSLO has substantial experience in devising pro-active approaches to potential labor and employment issues as well as labor litigation.
Our experience in this area is a key reason why companies seek our HR counsel before acute issues arise.
Outsourced In-House Legal Department
From privately held start ups to Fortune 500 corporations, TSLO has extensive experience in handling all functions that a local legal department would cover.
We can handle a company’s legal matters from start to finish, including: incorporation, corporate secretarial, HR, regulatory, contract work, corporate transactions, restructurings, capital reductions, liquidations, etc.
We understand the role of in-house counsel, the intercultural subtleties and language issues of international companies operating in Japan. We also understand business.
Our bilingual attorneys have substantial experience working in corporate legal departments and large U.S. and Japanese law firms, along with experience in diverse industries. We are the premier Japanese law firm for outsourced in house counsel services.