OKUNO&PARTNERS Practice Areas

International Business Transactions

We advise clients with respect to cross-border transactions, such as international sales, distributions, licensing, franchising and joint ventures, foreign investments. We prepare and analyze all kind of documents and agreements with respect to international business transactions.

Litigation and Arbitration

We represent our clients in proceedings before Japanese courts, agencies and in international arbitrations in Japan and abroad. The members of our firm act as arbitrators in international and domestic arbitrations proceedings.

Corporate Law and M&A

We assist and advise our clients on incorporation of companies. We organize, inter alia, shareholders' and board of directors' meetings. We advise on drafting of corporate documents, such as articles of incorporation, internal regulations, minutes, and resolutions. We provide assistance through the entire incorporation process. We assist our clients on regulatory matters, compliance, and risk management. We support in-house legal teams on specific corporate and transactional legal matters.

We advise public and private companies, investors as well as entrepreneurs across all industry sectors on mergers & accusations, spin-offs, IPO, and joint ventures.

Insolvency and Restructuring

We assist our clients in bankruptcy-related matters, such as restructurings, & as a component of voluntary liquidations, bankruptcy proceedings, and other transactions related to prevention of bankruptcy or requiring bankruptcy advice and pursuing contested claims.

Employment Law

We advise companies on employment issues, represent employers and employees in employment related litigations, and assist parties in negotiations. We prepare and analyze all employment related documents. We support employers concerning the mandatory report to the Labor Standard Inspector.

Financial

We advise clients on capital markets and other financing transactions, in particular syndicated loans, bond issues and convertible bonds, equity capital transactions, project financing. We represent clients in proceedings before authorities and courts regarding every aspect of financial markets law as well as organizing and conducting internal investigations in a regulatory context. We also prepare and analyze various types of agreements in the financial services area on behalf of both service providers and customers.

Antitrust and Competition Law

We advise and represent clients in matters pertaining to competition law or hawing regulatory impact. We advise on competition law issues concerning commercial practices and agreements. We develop strategies with respect to compliance programs, internal investigations and audits.

Family Law

We advise and represent clients in family law matters, such as divorces, custody issues, and execution of last wills. We assist clients in administration of real estates, which are subject to last wills.

Criminal Law

We assist clients in criminal investigations and represent them before authorities and courts.