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Japan

With more than 40 lawyers and consultants in our Japan group, our International practice includes extensive experience of Japan and a number of our lawyers, consultants and staff interested in the group speak Japanese. Firmwide our lawyers, consultants and staff speak more than 40 languages.

Overview

Recognizing the strong economic ties between Japan and the US, McGuireWoods proudly offers a Japan practice group that includes lawyers and support staff in the US, as well as in our London office, fluent in Japanese who have decades of experience representing the interests of Japanese clients. The group’s lawyers combine legal experience with an innate understanding and sensitivity to Japanese culture and the essential nuances of Japan-America business relationships, enabling them to offer counsel and advice attuned to the Japanese way of doing business. Our lawyers also frequently speak and provide training programs on topics relevant to conducting business between Japan and the US.

Global access to experienced legal services and advanced technology are essential to the success of international business. McGuireWoods uses client-focused teams from all of our offices to provide a full range of legal services to US and overseas clients doing Japanese business – whether worldwide or doing business in the US, UK or EU. In addition to our own in-house capabilities, we have close working relationships with lawyers in Japan and around the globe, including through our membership of legal networks LNI and Lex Mundi.

McGuireWoods serves public, private, government and nonprofit clients from many industries, including energy resources, automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, technology and transportation.

Areas of practice relevant for our Japanese practice include: Mergers & Acquisitions; Joint Ventures (often through partnerships, joint ventures or similar collaborative arrangements); Litigation & Arbitration (lawsuits in the US, UK and Europe are much more common than in Japan, so we try to help clients avoid lawsuits, but if a client does become involved in litigation, we can help Japanese clients understand and comply with the requirements the American and other legal systems impose, many of which have no Japanese equivalent); US Food and Drug Administration Regulatory Compliance; Labor & Employment; Banking, Capital Markets & Finance; Related Derivatives and Hedging Programs; Tax Planning (for international operations, it is especially important to receive experienced tax counsel as part of a worldwide strategy to decrease the overall taxes of the enterprise, including issues regarding international trade, such as import-export issues, duty planning, and admissibility requirements for various products); Risk Assessment & Analysis; Immigration (advising on immigration issues in order to send personnel from Japan to the US for training, management and other purposes is important); and Intellectual Property.

Through McGuireWoods Consulting, our full-service public affairs subsidiary, we also provide Japanese companies with assistance on Government Relations matters in the US, and also help them have a voice in shaping US legislation affecting their businesses and industries. McGuireWoods Consulting is located in Washington, DC, and numerous US state capitals, as well as in Europe.

Our lawyers and consultants maintain relationships with The Japan-American Society of Georgia, Inc, the Japan Business Association of Southern California, the Japan External Trade Organization, the Business Association of Japan, and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

CONTACTS

John C. Beane Partner T: +1 404 443 5714
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Japanese trading company

Representation of Japanese trading company in connection with the refinancing of its loans to the Nigerian state petroleum company.
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Japanese clinical trial company

Representation of a Japanese clinical trial company in connection with US market entry strategy.
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Private equity fund

Represented a private equity fund in its asset acquisition of a provider, directly and through South African and Japaneses subsidiaries, of proprietary surface protection-related solutions and mechanical services to companies operating worldwide in the power generation, oil and gas, chemical and processing industries.
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Major toilet fixture manufacturer

Representation of major toilet fixture manufacturer in risk assessment matters.
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Japanese petroleum exploration company

Representation of a Japanese petroleum exploration company in connection with its investments into the US.
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Major Japanese automobile manufacturer

Representation of major Japanese automobile manufacturer in acquisition of United States automotive electronics division of a major Japanese electronics manufacturer.
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Major Japanese trading company

Representation of major Japanese trading company in dissolution of cotton oil production company.
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Major foreign insurance company

Representation of major foreign insurance company doing business in Japan.
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Major foreign freight forwarding and logistics company

Representation of major foreign freight forwarding and logistics company doing business in Japan.
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Variety of foreign financial firms

Representation of a variety of foreign financial firms doing business in Japan.
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Variety of major foreign pharmaceutical companies

Representation of a variety of major foreign pharmaceutical companies doing business in Japan.
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Variety of foreign specialty goods companies

Representation of a variety of foreign specialty goods companies in connection with distributorship and licensing matters with Japanese companies.
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Japanese equipment and aircraft leasing companies

Representation of Japanese equipment and aircraft leasing companies in connection with a large volume of domestic and overseas equipment leasing transactions.
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Japanese automotive parts manufacturer

Representation of Japanese automotive parts manufacturer in construction of manufacturing facility in the United States.
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Large foreign asset management company

Representation of a large foreign asset management company in connection with its acquisition of a Japanese asset management company out of bankruptcy.
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French aircraft finance company

Representation of a French aircraft finance company in connection with its financing activities in Japan.
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Major Japanese trading company

Representation of major Japanese trading company in dissolution of real estate partnership with United States real estate developer.
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U.S. life insurance company

Representation of U.S. life insurance company doing business in Japan.
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Japanese food manufacturer

Representation of a Japanese food manufacturer in connection with its financings.
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Japanese forklift manufacturer

Representation of Japanese forklift manufacturer in move of its manufacturing facility from the west coast to the east coast of the United States.
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Vassilis Akritidis
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 53
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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John C Beane John C. Beane
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5714
F: +1 404 443 5794
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Marshall Beil Marshall Beil
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 7004
F: +1 212 715 2319
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Barry Peter Biggar
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 7010
F: +1 212 715 6270
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Stephanie K Briggs Evans Stephanie K. Briggs Evans
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2249
F: +1 704 444 8711
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Jennifer Brooks Jennifer K. Brooks
Associate
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8271
F: +1 310 956 3127
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William J Cook William J. Cook
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 2750
F: +1 312 698 4536
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Asheesh Das Dr Asheesh Das
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1682
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Halima Horton Halima Horton
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5715
F: +1 404 443 5765
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Sidney Kanazawa Sidney Kanazawa
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8238
F: +1 310 315 8210
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Naho Kobayashi Naho Kobayashi
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2334
F: +1 704 353 6148
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Andrew Lockhart Andrew J. Lockhart
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4348
F: +1 804 698 2094
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Amy B Manning Amy B. Manning
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 8904
F: +1 312 558 4386
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Jonathan C Maude Jonathan C. Maude
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1605
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Petar Orlic Petar Orlic
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1675
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Timothy Speelman Timothy Speelman
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 54
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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