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Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

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The firm: Morgan Lewis offers more than 2,000 lawyers, patent agents, benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists - in *30 offices across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm provides comprehensive litigation, corporate, transactional, regulatory, intellectual property, and labour and employment legal services to clients of all sizes - from globally established industry leaders to just-conceived start-ups.

*Its Beijing and Shanghai offices operate as representative offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. In Hong Kong, Morgan Lewis operates through Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which is a separate Hong Kong general partnership registered with The Law Society of Hong Kong as a registered foreign law firm operating in Association with Luk & Partners.

Areas of practice: The Morgan Lewis Tokyo office serves as primary international counsel for many leading Japanese companies and asset managers and as primary counsel in Japan for numerous global clients with operations in Asia.

The lawyers in the Tokyo office include both US lawyers covering a broad range of practice areas and through its Morgan Lewis & Bockius joint enterprise, a team of Japanese lawyers with deep experience in the financial services and related corporate and employment areas.

The firm represent clients across Asia in complex cross-border transactions, asset management regulation, and disputes. Areas of particular focus in Tokyo include mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate and project finance, asset management, and intellectual property matters, as well as restructuring transactions, and licensing and other technology matters. It also advises on compliance issues and internal investigations and provides a full range of e-discovery and other litigation support services in Tokyo.

It works closely with lawyers across the firm's global network of offices, with access to teams that can provide advice and services whenever needed. The firm's breadth of resources enables it to advise clients on issues unique to their industries and the locations where they are doing business.

  • Contacts

  • Tsugumichi Watanabe, office managing partner

  • Number of lawyers: 1,884
  • at this office: 10
  • Languages
  • English
  • Japanese

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