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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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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

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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 Japanese 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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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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Japanese automotive parts manufacturer

Representation of Japanese automotive parts manufacturer in construction of manufacturing facility in the United States.
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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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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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Major Japanese trading company

Representation of major Japanese trading company in acquisition of industrial equipment distribution companies
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Japanese company

Successful defense of a Japanese company sued in the U.S. by an international oil giant for activities in Japan claimed to violate 40 years of trade secret and license agreements.
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Japanese company

Effective defense of a Japanese company sued in the U.S. by an international oil giant for activities in Japan claimed to violate 40 years of trade secret and license agreements.
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Japanese corporation

Represented a subsidiary of a Japanese corporation in its acquisition of all outstanding capital stock of a U.S. machine tool company.
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Japanese manufacturer of specialty papers

Representation of Japanese manufacturer of specialty papers in various sales, supply, distribution, intellectual property and other contract matters in the Americas and Europe.
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Japanese manufacturing company

Defense of Japanese manufacturing company in dispute concerning quality of high voltage transmission cable installed underground in the Northeastern United States as part of the national grid.
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Japanese-owned companies and their North American sales representatives

Assistance to Japanese-owned companies and their North American sales representatives in protecting their relationships and receivables during the bankruptcies of major U.S. customers.
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Large Japanese bank

Represented a large Japanese bank as arranger, administrative agent and lender in a $320 million three-year credit facility made available to a large chemical producer and one of its wholly owned subsidiaries.
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Major Japanese auto parts manufacturer

Represented a major Japanese auto parts manufacturer in the acquisition of a brake parts manufacturer in the U.S. Midwest.
Representative Matter

Private equity fund

Represented a private equity fund in its asset acquisition of a provider, directly and through South African and Japanese 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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Subsidiary of a Japanese corporation

Represented a subsidiary of a Japanese corporation in its acquisition of all outstanding capital stock of a U.S. machine tool company.
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Various Japanese and other foreign corporations

Represented various Japanese and other foreign corporations in connection with establishment of U.S. operations.
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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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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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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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Taesoo Sean Kim (Sean) TaeSoo Sean Kim
Associate
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 2136
F: +1 212 715 6273
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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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Alexandra Park J. Alexandra Park
Associate
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1647
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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