Areas of Practice

Features of the office

Because our staff includes lawyers who also serve as accountants and tax accountants, we can also handle legal issues related to audits and tax accounting. And at the request of a court, we are able to fulfill such roles as bankruptcy trustee and absentee manager. We also handle matters for individuals, such as inheritance cases and divorce cases. Furthermore, our partner lawyers serve as outside auditors for listed companies. Our clients range widely from large domestic and foreign corporations to venture companies.

Tokyo Roppongi Law & Patent Office provides the following legal services:

1General Corporate Law

We provide legal services related to general corporate legal affairs, such as company or branch establishment; applications for government permits, including visas; and drafting of corporate documentation, including contracts of various kinds and minutes; and provide advice on daily legal issues.

2International Business Transactions

In the area of international business transactions, our legal services include the drafting of contracts of various kinds, such as license agreements and joint-venture contracts; the analysis, examination, and negotiation of their contents; and their conclusion.

3M&A

In the area of international business transactions, our legal services include the drafting of contracts of various kinds, such as license agreements and joint-venture contracts; the analysis, examination, and negotiation of their contents; and their conclusion.

4Litigation・Arbitration

In the area of litigation and arbitration, we provide services in such matters as disputes over intellectual property rights and employment. Mr. Takenoshita and Mr. Otsuka also serve as arbitrators at the Arbitration Center of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association.

5Intellectual Property Rights

We provide legal services covering various aspects of intellectual property law, including copyrights, patents, and trademarks, especially in the multimedia and IP-business fields. Also in this area, we provide a broad spectrum of legal support ranging from searches and applications for patents, utility models, trademarks, and designs to post-registration maintenance, invalidation trials and infringement suits.

6Antitrust Law

In connection with antitrust law, we provide such legal services as consultations, advice and audits.

7Labor Law

In the area of labor law, we provide such legal services as drafting employment contracts and work rules, conducting fact-finding investigations for sexual-harassment complaints, undertaking negotiations with trade unions, providing advice in labor disputes, and serving as attorneys in labor tribunals and labor-related lawuits.

8Tax

We advise clients on tax matters related to acquisitions, restructuring, international business transactions, and other business transactions.

9Bankruptcy

In this area, we provide legal services as attorneys for debtors or creditors, such as filing petitions for bankruptcy and advising debtors when bankruptcy proceedings are initiated.