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Practice Areas

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

We handle a wide range of litigation and dispute resolution matters in and outside of Japan, including the following.

  • Civil and commercial litigation
  • International arbitration, mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • U.S. litigation, litigation support (discovery support, second opinion, etc.)
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments in Japan
  • Disputes and investigations relating to antitrust and competition laws
  • Negotiation over international contracts, etc.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

In working closely with Isshiki & Co., (an IP firm with about 40 patent attorneys and technical staff), we handle a wide range of intellectual property matters, including the following.

  • Patent opinions
  • Patent clearance
  • IP due diligence
  • Cease-and-desist demands and license negotiation
  • Advice on IP contract issues
  • Patent prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Advice on trade secret management and information contamination issues
  • In-house IP education and training support

Privacy & Crisis Management

Privacy & Crisis Management

We also advise on privacy and crisis management matters, including the following.

  • Protection of personal information
  • Corporate misconduct
  • Compliance and internal investigation