Firm Profile > Squire Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho > Tokyo, Japan

Squire Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho
TOKYO 150-0012

Corporate and M&A: International firms and joint ventures Tier 3

Ken Kurosu acts as managing partner of Squire Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho's Tokyo office where Stephen E Chelberg leads the Asia Pacific branch of the firm's global corporate practice. The group regularly advises foreign acquirers of Japan-based entities through share purchases, asset deals, tender offers, and other mechanisms, as well as Japanese companies acquiring overseas. In recent highlights, Mörk Murdock joined the firm from Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; he has considerable experience acting for Japanese multinationals in the manufacturing and industrial, pharmaceutical and life sciences, and financial and life insurance sectors. Also notable are Steven DoiRika Beppu, and Jun Mamiya.

Banking and finance: International firms and joint ventures Tier 4

Squire Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho's financial services lawyers are seasoned in the regulatory, corporate, and tax law aspects of aircraft sales, purchases, and leasing. The firm represents manufacturers, lease brokers, charter and wet-lease operators, and pilot-training subsidiaries under the leadership of Hisao Hirose. Also notable are senior associates Asuka Fujita and Tomohiko Kamimura who have a particular focus on the debt financing side of aircraft financing.

Practice head(s):

Hisao Hirose

Other key lawyers:


‘The level of peripheral services and advice is very high and flexible. This team is very careful of its clients feelings and dedicated to the industry.’

‘Tomohiko Kamimura is excellent at helping clients in an entangled situation by providing the summary and options at the same time after well-thought consideration on what the best possible move would be.’

Key clients

Fuyo General Lease Co., Ltd.

ANA Holdings Inc.

Peach Aviation

Vanilla Air Inc. (formerly Air Asia Japan)

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Nippon Cargo Airlines

IBJ Leasing Co., Ltd.

ORIX Corporation

Itochu Corporation

Dispute resolution: International firms and joint ventures Tier 4

The litigators at Squire Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho are experienced in all forms of dispute resolution, including adjudication, advocacy, arbitration, dispute prevention, expert determination, litigation, and mediation. Jointly led by David T. Miyamoto and senior counsel Haig Oghigian, the group has a strong track record in arbitration matters before the ICC and the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association. Matthew Digby advises international and Japan-based corporations on the importation and distribution of goods in the US, the protection of trade marks, trade secrets and other IP matters and antitrust issues.

Practice head(s):

David Miyamoto; Haig Oghigian

Other key lawyers:


‘Squire’s Tokyo office has extensive experience in the practice of international disputes including litigation and arbitration.’

‘Haig Oghigian has broad and in-depth expertise in international arbitration, not only as counsel but also as arbitrator.’

Intellectual property: International firms and joint ventures Tier 4

Squire Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho's intellectual property offering operates as part of the wider disputes resolution practice jointly spearheaded by Haig Oghigian and David T. Miyamoto. In an arbitration before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, applying Hong Kong law, the team was successful in an intellectual property infringement action on behalf of a US-based telecoms software company against a Chinese mobile phone manufacturer.

Practice head(s):

Haig Oghigian; David Miyamoto

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and competition
Commercial litigation
Corporate transactions, finance and governance
Development and infrastructure finance
Distribution and licensing
Intellectual property and technology
International dispute resolution
International trade and export controls
Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity and venture capital
Strategic partnerships and joint ventures
Number of lawyers : 1,500+
at this office : 31
Contacts : Ken Kurosu