Firm Profile > Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba > Tokyo , Japan
Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba Offices
KOJIMACHI DIAMOND BUILDING, 6TH FLOOR, 4-1 KOJIMACHI
TOKYO 102 0083
Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba > Firm Profile
Founded in 1989 by its three name partners and two other attorneys, Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba (‘MMN’) is based in Tokyo and, as a firm that has now grown to over 40 attorneys, offers a complete array of corporate and commercial legal services to its domestic and international clients. MMN prides itself on the ability to meet the complicated demands of its diverse clientele in an ever-changing world economy.
MMN has received long-standing recognition for its excellence in key practice areas such as complex litigation and international arbitration, corporate and M&A, bankruptcy, antitrust, labour and employment, and intellectual property including brand protection.
While the firm and many of its partners are nationally and internationally recognised experts in their fields of practice, MMN has maintained a boutique-firm mindset when it comes to the individual attention each client deserves. Many attorneys in the firm have obtained advanced legal degrees abroad, are members of the New York Bar and have extended work experience at foreign law firms in the United States and Europe.
It is this depth of experience that enables MMN to provide comprehensive day-to-day advice and counselling to its clients on a wide range of domestic and cross-border matters and, in turn, maintain its client relationships over the long-term. Through these relationships, MMN can and will continue to grow organically as a mid-sized law firm practising at the highest level in many areas of law.
MMN is the sole Japan member of Interlaw. Interlaw is a top-ranked international law firm network comprised of independent law firms working collaboratively on a ‘Best Client’ basis. See http://interlaw.org/
Areas of practice
Antitrust and competition: Dr Nobuaki Mukai and MMN’s antitrust practice are globally recognised. MMN handles investigations on domestic and international cases of alleged violations (administrative and criminal procedures) and associated appeal procedures, as well as attendant civil dispute procedures.
Asia practice group: MMN advises companies on all aspects of doing business in Asia. Shinichiro Uemura is considered one of Japan’s leading specialists on doing business in the Philippines.
Banking and financial transactions: MMN drafts, reviews and provides advice on loan agreements and myriad other financial transactions.
Bankruptcy and reorganisation: MMN and Shigeaki Momo-o are renowned for having handled numerous large-scale corporate reorganisation cases.
China practice group: MMN advises Chinese companies on all aspects of doing business in Japan. Takayuki Matsuo is fluent in Chinese and leads this group.
Corporate law and commercial transactions: As one of MMN’s core competencies, the firm routinely advises on various aspects of corporate and commercial transactions law including corporate-compliance matters.
Information technology: The firm advises on legal issues and disputes ranging across the IT industry. Koichi Nakatani, having served in-house at IBM Japan for many years, is uniquely positioned to lead this practice area.
Insurance: MMN is an industry-leader in advising multinational and domestic insurance companies on claims, regulations, and new insurance products.
Intellectual property: MMN’s anti-counterfeiting and brand management practice is globally recognised.
Labour and employment: MMN routinely represents the management of multinational and domestic companies on various employment issues including dismissal, sexual harassment, power harassment, transfer, demotion, wage reduction, temporary retirement, collective bargaining, etc.
Litigation and arbitration: Junya Naito is a globally-recognised arbitration practitioner. The firm routinely litigates and arbitrates both domestic and international actions across many industries.
Mergers and acquisitions: MMN’s M&A practice, led by Shuichi Namba and Yohei Yamada, is renowned both in Japan and abroad for its sophisticated work spanning the entire M&A lifecycle.
Pharmaceutical affairs: MMN advises its pharmaceutical clients on legal issues pertaining to clinical trials, CRO, licensing, distribution, R&D, collaborations and joint ventures.
|Antitrust and competition||Nobuaki Mukai|
|Antitrust and competition||Takashi Kobayashi|
|Asia practice group||Shinichiro Uemura|
|Asia practice group||Takashi Kobayashi|
|Banking and financial transactions||Shuichi Namba|
|Banking and financial transactions||Rin Moriguchi|
|Bankruptcy and reorganisation||Shigeaki Momo-o|
|Bankruptcy and reorganisation||Osamu Iwanami|
|China practice group||Takayuki Matsuo|
|Corporate law and commercial transactions||Kakuji Mitani|
|Corporate law and commercial transactions||Yohei Yamada|
|Information technology||Koichi Nakatani|
|Intellectual property||Yuriko Kanematsu|
|Intellectual property||Koji Ohe|
|Labour and employment||Masao Torikai|
|Labour and employment||Nobuo Sugimoto|
|Litigation and arbitration||Junya Naito|
|Litigation and arbitration||Tsuyoshi Suzuki|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Shuichi Namba|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Yohei Yamada|
|Pharmaceutical affairs||Makoto Matsuo|
|Pharmaceutical affairs||Koji Ohe|
|Real estate||Shuichi Namba|
|Real estate||Norito Ohori|
|White-collar crime||Makoto Matsuo|
|White-collar crime||Nobuaki Mukai|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 49
LanguagesJapanese English Chinese
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