Hogan Lovells’ Tokyo office opened in 1990 and is today one of the most established legal practices in Japan. Our team of lawyers draws on over three decades of experience representing both Japanese clients with overseas interests and international companies with commercial interests in Japan.
Our Tokyo-based team of international and Japanese-qualified (bengoshi) lawyers are multilingual and multicultural. With approximately 40 lawyers, including six partners, we provide domestic and international clients with a broad offering of legal services in relation to outbound and inbound matters.
Independent surveys of Japan-based law firms regularly cite the excellence of our corporate/mergers and acquisition practice and our intellectual property practice. We also support clients on cross-border dispute resolution, including commercial litigation, international arbitration, and patent litigation. This includes multijurisdictional patent litigation and litigation before the new Unified Patent Court in Europe.
We are one of the few international law firms in Japan with genuine multidisciplinary skills in the life sciences, technology and telecommunications, manufacturing and industrial, automotive, financial services, infrastructure, and energy sectors. Indeed, several of our lawyers have scientific or technical backgrounds in areas including biochemistry, physiology, medical science, and engineering.
We also work collaboratively with our global network of Hogan Lovells colleagues throughout the Asia-Pacific region and across the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa to provide the best combination of skills, experience, and know-how to our clients.