Being an Arsenal for Our Clients to Succeed in Global Competition

MISSION

MISSION

Globalization means business activities have become borderless. Corporations face increasingly more difficult and more complicated legal issues such as cross-border M&A, international disputes and global investigations. For corporations to prevail in harsh global competition, it is essential to accurately address complicated cross-border legal issues in a timely manner.

Tokyo International Law Office provides strategic and expeditious legal services for corporations fighting complex cross-border legal issues. We rigorously advocate for our clients to achieve the best results. We bypass the conventional passive style of Japanese lawyers that overemphasizes Japanese law. We actively probe the real requirements of our clients and provide business-oriented legal solutions. We actively assist and support our clients and provide quality services that go beyond client expectations.

We are a team of professionals who become an arsenal our clients can use to win against global competition.

VALUESWe have three core values.

  • 01

    The Power of the Team

    01

    The Power of the Team

    No individual lawyer can by themselves provide a truly comprehensive legal service.
    We believe in the power of the team and teamwork.
    Only a real team can execute our client centered mission.

  • 02

    High Productivity with High Value

    02

    High Productivity with High Value

    The speed of global business activities is accelerating.
    Our legal services are swift and strategic.
    We employ state of the art technologies to provide the best and the most efficient legal services.

  • 03

    Long Term Relationships

    03

    Long Term Relationships

    We sincerely believe that achieving long-term trust among our clients, our team members, and all stake holders is essential for ultimate successes.
    We avoid short termism and are fully committed to building long-term relationships.

MEMBERS

  • Mikiharu Mori

    Tel.  +81-(0)3-6273-3504

    Mail.  mikiharu.mori@tkilaw.com

    Career

    • Oct. 2004-Dec. 2015

      Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

    • Sep. 2011-Jul. 2012

      Shearman & Sterling LLP New York office

    • Jan. 2016-Mar. 2019, Partner from Jul. 2017

      Hibiya-Nakata

    • Apr. 2019 Established

      Tokyo International Law Office

    Education

    • 2002 LL.B.

      The University of Tokyo

    • 2011 LL.M.

      Columbia Law School

    Qualifications

    • 2004 Admitted

      Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association

    • 2012 Admitted

      New York Bar Association

  • Koki Yamada

    Tel.  +81-(0)3-6273-3503

    Mail.  koki.yamada@tkilaw.com

    Career

    • Oct. 2006-Apr. 2013

      Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

    • Sep. 2010-Mar. 2012

      Kirkland & Ellis LLP Chicago office

    • May 2013-Mar. 2019, Partner from Jan. 2015

      Hibiya-Nakata

    • Apr. 2019 Established

      Tokyo International Law Office

    Education

    • 2003 LL.B.

      Keio University

    • 2010 LL.M. (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)

      Columbia Law School

    Qualifications

    • 2006 Admitted

      Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association

    • 2011 Admitted

      New York Bar Association

    Recognition by Media

    • Legal 500 (Asia Pacific 2017 editorial) Corporate and M&A – Independent local firms (Japan), recommended lawyer

    Other Positions

    • 2019 Appointed as

      Statutory Auditor (External) of LegalForce, Inc.

    • From Jun. 2016

      Pro Picker at NewsPicks

  • Dai Iwasaki

    Tel.  +81-(0)3-6273-3544

    Mail.  dai.iwasaki@tkilaw.com

    Career

    • Jan. 2008-Mar. 2019

      Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

    • Mar. 2012-Jul. 2013

      Yahoo Japan Corporation (secondee)

    • Aug. 2014-Jul. 2015

      Reed Smith LLP Los Angeles office

    • Aug. 2015-Sep. 2015

      Brigard & Urrutia Abogados S.A., Colombia

    • Oct. 2015-Oct. 2016

      Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, Brazil

    • Apr. 2019 Joined

      Tokyo International Law Office

    Education

    • 2003 LL.B.

      Keio University

    • 2006 J.D.

      Keio Law School

    • 2014 LL.M. (Specialization in Business Law - Business Law Track)

      University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

    Qualifications

    • 2007 Admitted

      Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association

    • 2015 Admitted

      New York Bar Association

  • Kotaro Okada

    Tel.  +81-(0)3-6273-3506

    Mail.  kotaro.okada@tkilaw.com

    Career

    • Jan. 2008-Mar. 2019

      Nishimura & Asahi

    • Sep. 2014-Jul. 2015

      Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Seattle office

    • Sep. 2015-Aug. 2016

      Sumitomo Corporation, Legal Department (secondee)

    • Apr. 2019 Joined

      Tokyo International Law Office

    Education

    • 2004 LL.B.

      The University of Tokyo

    • 2006 J.D.

      Keio Law School

    • 2014 LL.M.

      Duke University School of Law

    Qualifications

    • 2007 Admitted

      Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association

    • 2015 Admitted

      New York Bar Association

  • Susumu Iijima

    Tel.  +81-(0)3-6273-3572

    Mail.  susumu.iijima@tkilaw.com

    Career

    • Jan. 2013-Oct. 2017

      Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

    • Nov. 2017-Mar. 2019

      Hibiya-Nakata

    • Apr. 2019 Joined

      Tokyo International Law Office

    Education

    • 2008 LL.B.

      Sophia University

    • 2010 J.D. (summa cum laude)

      Sophia Law School

    Qualifications

    • 2012 Admitted

      Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association

    Other Positions

    • 2020

      Appointed as Committee Member, Subcommittee on Contract & Legal, The Engineering Advancement Association of Japan (ENAA)

  • Yojiro Arai

    Tel.  +81-(0)3-6273-3518

    Mail.  yojiro.arai@tkilaw.com

    Career

    • Jan. 2015-Jan. 2020

      Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

    • Feb. 2020 Joined

      Tokyo International Law Office

    Education

    • 2009 LL.B.

      Keio University

    • 2013 J.D.

      Hitotsubashi University School of Law

    Qualifications

    • 2015 Admitted

      Tokyo Bar Assosiation

  • Yuki Koshita

    Tel.  +81-(0)3-6273-3873

    Mail.  yuki.koshita@tkilaw.com

    Career

    • Dec. 2019 Joined

      Tokyo International Law Office

    Education

    • 2015 LL.B.

      Kokugakuin University

    • 2018 J.D.

      Tokyo Law School

    Qualifications

    • 2019 Admitted

      Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association

  • Tomo Greer

    Tel.  +81-(0)3-6273-3310

    Mail.  tomo.greer@tkilaw.com

    Career

    • May 2017–Mar. 2019

      Bangkok Office of Japanese law firm

    • Jan. 2020 Joined

      Tokyo International Law Office

    Education

    • 2017 LL.B.

      Victoria University of Wellington

    Qualifications

    • 2017 Admitted

      as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

RECRUIT

We, at Tokyo International Law Office, are involved in many international deals and cross-border transactions, and we assist many Japanese clients on various legal matters, including M&A, corporate law, competition law, disputes, and IP. The preferred lawyer for a position in our office is an experienced attorney who has graduated with academic distinction from a premier law school. Japanese proficiency is welcomed, but it is not required. Applicants interested in a position at our firm should email us at recruit@tkilaw.com

PRACTICESAreas of Practice

  • M&A

    Our lawyers have strong track records facilitating outbound M&A transactions by Japanese corporations, joint venture projects with foreign partners, and inbound M&A transactions by foreign investors in Japan.

    We have also acted for many domestic M&A transactions such as buy-outs, tender offers, mergers, carve-outs and joint ventures.

    Our strength is in deeply comprehending the business strategy of our clients and proactively taking management roles within the relevant transaction. We coordinate smoothly with other professionals such as foreign counsels so that we can facilitate ultimate success for our clients.

  • Cross-border Disputes

    The root causes of international disputes are often the gaps in, or the differences of, the parties’ norms, values and cultures.

    Our wealth of experience with cross-border legal practices enables us to act and overcome gaps between parties and so preventing disputes from happening.

    In cases where issues go to court, we manage all legal procedures with a strategic approach that utilizes both our experience of cross-border dispute practices and our global network.

  • Regulatory

    As corporations conduct business globally they become subject to many different laws and regulations such as anti-trust, anti-bribery, privacy laws and anti-money laundering across various jurisdictions.

    Notably, governmental authorities are now cooperating across jurisdictions. As a result, corporations will often be subject to multi-jurisdictional investigations and enforcements.

    Corporations need to correctly address issues in each jurisdiction while maintaining consistency in their global strategy.

    Our wealth of experience of cross-border legal practices enables us to assist corporations to correctly deal with complicated global investigations and to minimize negative effects caused by such issues.

    Our global network means we can build a global strategy and implement it in local jurisdictions.

  • Cross-border Strategic Advisory Services

    As corporations increasingly conduct business activities globally, the number of the nations and jurisdictions they have to deal with increases.

    Our wealth of experience of cross-border legal practices and our extensive global network means we can provide specialist advisory services related to cross-border legal strategies. We can investigate legislation in any nation or jurisdiction. We can refer, and manage, appropriate local law firms and so support international advancement.

    Please contact us for details of our services.

ABOUT US

  • Name

    Tokyo International Law Office

  • Managing Partners

    Mikiharu Mori and Koki Yamada

  • Establishment Date

    April 1, 2019

  • Address

    Daido Seimei Kasumigaseki Bldg. 8F
    1-4-2 Kasumigaseki Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo 100-0013, Japan

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  • TEL / FAX

    +81-(0)3-6273-3120/ +81-(0)3-6273-3876