Squire Sanders Miki Yoshida, Gaikokuho
Kyodo Jigyo Horitsu Tokkyo Jimusho
Formerly an Office of Graham & James
The Tokyo office of Squire Sanders provides general counsel and guidance to many of Japan’s largest companies in their worldwide operations and to major companies outside Japan expanding into the country. Squire Sanders was one of the first US law firms in Asia, dating back to 1955, when we first established a presence in Tokyo that operated for a time under the name of Graham & James LLP. We reopened in Tokyo in 1988 under the new laws, and in 2010 our office merged with the law and patent office of Miki & Yoshida, a renowned intellectual property firm. Client relationships that began as far back as the 1930s continue to thrive today.
Our Tokyo lawyers focus on large corporate and financing transactions, serving a diverse client base that includes major telecommunications companies, trading companies, manufacturers, banks and other financial institutions, as well as industry-leading software and media companies. Our office has substantial experience in energy and infrastructure projects, dispute resolution, e-commerce, information technology, venture capital, antitrust, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, and civil and commercial litigation including securities litigation. In addition, we actively protect and enforce the intellectual property rights of companies of all sizes and properly defend them in suits alleging violations of the intellectual property rights of others.
Our Tokyo lawyers are admitted in Japan and the United States. Our work experience in Asia, Europe and North America, including handling transactional matters in every region of the world, enables us to perform sophisticated cross-border work.
To keep pace with the rapid and extensive changes driven by globalization in the legal environment, we take a practical approach to legal issues and adopt a global perspective, providing practical, flexible and organic solutions to your legal challenges in Japan and throughout the world.