About the Firm

Firm Name

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto*

Offices and Overseas MHM Desks


Mori Hamada & Matsumoto was established with the merger of Mori Sogo and Hamada & Matsumoto in December 2002. The firm subsequently merged with Max Law Offices in July 2005.

As of July 2015, the firm has 97 partners (including 1 foreign law partner), 222 associates, 4 LPC partners, 3 LPC associates, 21 foreign lawyers (including 1 senior of counsel and 2 foreign law counsel), 22 special and other counsels, 1 advisor, 1 licensed tax accountant and 1 patent attorney as well as approximately 446 other support staff such as qualified judicial scriveners, paralegals, translators and librarians, making Mori Hamada & Matsumoto one of the largest full-service law firms in Japan. With the opening of offices in Beijing in 1998, Shanghai in 2005, Singapore in 2012, Yangon in 2014 and Bangkok in 2015, the firm has also established a strong presence in East, South­east and Southern Asia. The firm also opened offices in Japan, namely in Fukuoka in 2013 and in Osaka in 2014, as branch offices of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto LPC.

The firm draws upon the unique strengths and achievements of each of its three predecessor firms. Mori Sogo was originally founded in 1949 by the late Ryosaku Mori, primarily as a litigation firm. It grew and expanded along with its clients in the post-war Japanese economy, eventually developing a broad base of corporate and cross-border practice areas, while retaining its core strength in Japanese litigation and bankruptcy matters. Hamada & Matsumoto was well-known for its expertise in international practice areas, particularly in the areas of finance, capital markets and asset management, while also handling a full range of corporate and litigation matters. Max Law Offices was particularly well-regarded in the field of intellectual property.

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto is proud of its history and is firmly focused on the future, looking to build upon its solid foundation and to continue developing and expanding its expertise.

Organizational Structure

97 Partners (including 1 Foreign Law Partner)
222 Associates
4 LPC Partners
3 LPC Associates
21 Foreign Lawyers (including 1 Senior Of Counsel and 2 Foreign Law Counsel)
22 Special and Other Counsels
1 Advisor
1 Licensed Tax Accountant
1 Patent Attorney
446 Staff (as of July 2015)

* Unless otherwise indicated, references in this website to “Mori Hamada & Matsumoto”, “MHM” and “the firm” refer to the joint operation of a Japanese partnership under the name “Mori Hamada & Matsumoto” and a Japanese legal professional corporation under the name “Mori Hamada & Matsumoto LPC”.

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto