Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) has had a presence in Tokyo since 1972. We are now the largest integrated law firm in Japan combining the talents of both locally admitted and overseas qualified lawyers.
With nearly 170 professionals based in Tokyo, we can respond rapidly and efficiently to clients’ needs in Japan and deliver the knowledge and experience of the world’s leading global law firm to help them operate successfully anywhere in the world. We believe that our abilities to combine Japanese and foreign legal expertise within a single organization and to deliver the value of Baker McKenzie’s global network place us in a unique position to provide truly international service to our clients.
The firm assists international and domestic companies in addressing a full spectrum of legal and business issues in Japan, including structuring cross-border and domestic transactions, advising Japanese corporations on IPOs or stock listings in Tokyo, London and New York, offering strategic tax counsel related to EU, US and Japanese tax codes, and protecting intellectual property rights in Japan and abroad. In addition, most of the lawyers in our office are fluent in both English and Japanese, which is critical in skillfully handling international and local legal issues while effectively communicating with clients.