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The firm: Deloitte member firms have a long-standing reputation for helping clients address complex, cross-border issues. Highly-skilled and experienced Deloitte Legal* lawyers connect with other Deloitte professionals across the globe in tax, consulting and financial advisory to guide clients through wide-ranging projects. Deloitte Legal, present in over 75 countries, is able to provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions, as well as offer support services that can increase efficiency and reduce the cost of complex legal activities.

DT Legal Japan (“DTLJ”) joined the Deloitte Legal network in April 2015. Its managing partner is Hiroshi Naito, an attorney qualified in Japan and NY. He leads a team of Japanese and international (native English-speaking) lawyers who have mainly come from the highest-ranking international law firms. The team advises the biggest global institutions on challenging domestic and international legal matters, leveraging on Deloitte’s unsurpassed worldwide client network. The firm is expanding aggressively" the target is to have 50 lawyers by 2020.

With more than 1,750 legal professionals in over 75 countries around the globe and 18 lawyers in Japan, Deloitte Legal offers sophisticated yet pragmatic advice in many fields of national and international business law. Our professionals provide tailored solutions for demanding projects and complex domestic and international transactions: globally and locally. And we offer even more: multidisciplinary advice incorporating Tax, Assurance, Consulting and Corporate Finance.

Whether family-owned smaller and medium-sized companies, listed stock corporations or international groups of companies" with our service lines in Commercial Law, Corporate/M&A, Tax Controversy, Employment & Pensions and Investment Management, we cover fields of business law that are important to our clients.

Collecting and combining multidisciplinary expertise in our industry groups such as Banking & Securities, Energy & Resources, Manufacturing, Consumer Business, TMT and Real Estate enables us to provide interdisciplinary advice which anticipates industry- or sector-specific trends and developments. By doing this, we can help our clients to face the challenges of an ever-changing regulatory and economic environment.

We understand legal advice not as an isolated component, but as a contribution to a comprehensive solution to address the problems that our clients face. Working together with our Deloitte colleagues, we help our clients make informed and creative decisions in the context of legal and other commercially-orientated business considerations.

Areas of practice: Commercial law solutions: Companies are facing an increasing number of business challenges globally, including more rigorous regulations and enforcement by local authorities in the countries where they operate such as anti-trust law, FCPA, accounting fraud, unfair competition, data protection, etc. As experienced advisers with a practical focus, Deloitte Legal* can help clients meet these challenges and develop commercial solutions. We offer a broad base of commercial business law services in multiple jurisdictions. Our experience and global reach allow us to provide businesses facing complex legal regulations and challenges with personalized, tailor-made services globally.

Corporate and mergers and acquisitions services: Deloitte Legal* provides a full range of corporate law services from complex advisory services related to major business life events (including advising in restructuring and mergers and acquisitions processes) through to general secretarial services.

Employment and pension solutions: Turbulent economic times require companies to be agile and flexible in their staffing to remain competitive. Complex polices, frequent legislative changes and global operations make managing employee relations and compliance with employment law challenging for businesses. Deloitte Legal* provides businesses with the advice they need to make informed decisions and comply with a multitude of regulatory and procedural requirements.

Tax controversy solutions: Deloitte Legal* and Deloitte tax professionals offer both domestic and multinational companies controversy assistance.

Investment Management: Our team of six professionals joined Deloitte Legal* in April 2016 from a top-tier international law firm to form Deloitte Legal*’s Investment Management Group (“IMG”). IMG routinely advises both onshore and offshore fund managers as well as financial institutions on complex Japan regulatory matters which are relevant to their business. Our team has significant experience in advising some of the leading global financial institutions with respect to their Japan activities, and working with Deloitte Tax and other member firms within the Deloitte network to act as a “one-stop” shop for our clients with respect to their Japan business.?

We frequently advise on the rules and regulations regarding:

(i) Capital raising activities for fund managers and fund registrations;

(ii) Trading on Japan-listed exchanges (short sales, insider trading, block shareholding, etc.);

(iii) Acquiring a financial instruments dealer registration with the Japan regulators; and

(iv) Compliance and audit matters.

In addition to the Japan regulatory practice, IMG has acted as both lead counsel and Japan counsel for fund managers in connection with the formation of new investment funds.

* "Deloitte Legal" means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firm affiliates that provide legal services. For legal and regulatory reasons, not all member firms provide legal services.

  • Number of lawyers: 1,750
  • at this office: 18

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