With one of the largest legal teams in Japan, we bring a wealth of practical knowledge focused on the singular purpose of providing high quality legal services.


Our lawyers have authored or co-authored a number of newsletters, articles, books and other materials covering a wide range of legal areas to address the latest legal developments and increasingly diverse and complex issues.


We regularly hold seminars and offer lectures through various formats, such as online streaming.


Private Equity/Venture Capital and Startups

We are frequently retained by domestic and foreign private equity funds and advise throughout the entire life-cycle of their investments, from fund formation, strategy determination and planning of a tax-efficient transaction structure, to due diligence, drafting and negotiation of transaction documentation, debt and equity fund-raising, management participation programs, regulatory matters, management of the investment and exit strategies. Our private equity team has in-depth knowledge and experience in handling large and complex private equity transactions and are well familiar with the specific needs of private equity funds.

Furthermore, we regularly advise start-up companies as well as venture capital funds and other start-up investors. Our team of experienced start-up and venture capital lawyers provide customized practical and comprehensive advice and creative solutions with in-depth sector-specific knowledge and a sense of the specific needs of our start-up and venture capital clients. As a strong partner, we are on hand with support and advice regarding the analysis of the regulatory framework and legal set up of their business model, including management structures, seed financing and further financing measurers, legal arrangements between start-up and investors and planning and implementation of exit strategies such as initial public offerings (IPO), private sales or multi-track processes. Our full-service approach ensures that we always have the appropriate legal experts in the team and that we can address all legal matters that may arise in the course of a start-up/venture capital project.

Private Equity/Venture Capital and Startups Related Awards

Private Equity/Venture Capital and Startups Related Seminars

Private Equity/Venture Capital and Startups Related Publications