White Collar Crime

Comprehensive protection against white collar crime, which is one of the greatest threats to your business.

What We Do

Our corporate criminal law practice offers a comprehensive range of services:

・ representing the claimants in criminal litigation;
・ representing the defendant in criminal litigation, including representing the company and its officers, directors, and employees;
・ advising corporate clients in instituting compliance measures and internal controls aimed at preventing potential criminal wrongdoing;
・ conducting internal investigations, including serving as a member of the corporate investigation committee;
・ assisting clients in responding to regulatory investigation procedures;
・ preparing crisis management protocols, including handling communications with regulatory authorities and assisting with public relations activities; and
・ preparing prevention measures.

Major Cases

We have represented the defendants in a number of high-profile corporate criminal cases that have been brought under a variety of criminal statutes including:

  • Companies Act violations, regarding aggravated breach of trust and giving of benefits;
  • Financial Instruments and Exchange Act violations, regarding falsification of annual securities reports and insider trading;
  • criminal law violations, regarding corruption, fraud, breach of trust and embezzlement;
  • tax law violations;
  • antitrust law violations, regarding bid rigging and collusion;
  • Road Transport Vehicle Act violations;
  • Waste Management Act violations;
  • Food Sanitation Act violations; and
  • falsification of testing data.

Related Legal Services

Our general dispute resolution practice enables us to assist clients in ancillary litigation and regulatory proceedings that often arise in connection with criminal wrongdoing in a corporate or commercial context, such as civil cases including shareholder lawsuits and shareholder derivative actions, citizen suits, lawsuits brought by business partners, and administrative proceedings.

Our capabilities in this practice area were bolstered when a former prosecutor general and a former superintending prosecutor at a high prosecutor’s office joined our firm in 2008 and 2014, respectively.

White Collar Crime:People

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White Collar Crime:Publications

Magazine Article
"Japanese Plea Bargaining System's Impact on Corporations, and Practical Responses"
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"New UAS Rules in the U.S. and Comparison of Japan and U.S. Regulations"
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"Cases Where the Constitution of a (Special) Breach of Trust was Denied"
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”Takeover Defense and Punishments”
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"Trade Secret Infringement"

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