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.


Subcontract Act

We provide legal services in the area covering the Subcontract Act, an important area of law that affects the business of our clients, and one with respect to which the Japan Fair Trade Commission (“JFTC”) has a strong enforcement policy in light of protecting small and medium-sized enterprises.

The Act will apply, regardless of the counterparties’ consent, to swiftly protect small and medium-sized enterprises, and the JFTC tends to enforce the law formalistically without allowing any flexible alternative interpretation of the law, often leading to a result that may be counterintuitive. There is, therefore, a substantially large pecuniary risk of refunding money to the affected counterparties depending on the conduct in question and its scope.

Drawing on its rich experience in handling JFTC investigations regarding the Act, our antitrust/competition team has an extensive track record of successfully resolving those matters.

Subcontract Act Related Awards

Subcontract Act Related Seminars

Subcontract Act Related Publications