EU Practice

We are advising our clients in their corporate activities, investments, and legal matters with respect to the laws of the EU and its member states

We cooperate with law firms in the EU with whom we have worked with for many years to provide advice for our clients in a broad range of matters, including M&A, financing, transactions involving European corporations, structuring of investment trusts, and compliance relating to competition law, import and export laws, and other regulations.

With respect to corporate transactions, we have experience advising corporations entering markets, acquiring companies, and operating their businesses in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy, and other countries in Europe. With respect to corporate finance transactions, we advise clients investing in European real estate funds and Japanese financial institutions participating in project finance in Europe. In the field of asset management, we advise clients on securities law including reporting and disclosure obligations for public or private offerings in Japan for investment trusts established in countries such as Luxembourg or Ireland. In the field of competition law, we advise clients on issues involving the laws of the EU and each member state in the EU. We cooperate with lawyers at the leading law firms in each of the member states to provide effective and appropriate advice for each of our clients depending on the client’s needs and circumstances.

We build and maintain a strong network with the leading law firms throughout the EU by holding joint seminars with other law firms and instituting secondment programs with other law firms to exchange lawyers. Our deal flow and activities with other law firms facilitate our knowledge of the latest legal developments in each country, which enable us to provide effective and relevant legal advice for our clients in all sorts of transactions and matters.

EU Practice:People

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EU Practice:News

Public Service
Firm's lawyers and licensed tax accounts submit a report for "Research on Countermeasures Against Inheritance Tax Avoidance in Foreign Countries" commissioned by the Ministry of Finance

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EU Practice:Seminars

Oct. 18, 2018External Seminars
"Keynote speech: Japanese companies' GDPR compliance in anticipation of EU's adequacy decision"
Aug. 2, 2018External Seminars
"Points of Legal Consideration Based on Differences between EU GDPR and Japanese Data Protection Laws and Latest Trends"
Jul. 24, 2018External Seminars
"The 9th Seminar on Practical GDPR Compliance (the Impact of Consent Requirements under GDPR on Cookie, Advertising and Marketing)"
May 14, 2018External Seminars
"Compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation"
Apr. 24, 2018External Seminars
"Compliance with the GDPR - the key to management's response"

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EU Practice:Publications

Magazine Article
"Outline of "Supplementary Rules on Handling of Personal Data Transferred from the EU on the Basis of an Adequacy Decision in Relation to the Act on the Protection of Personal Information" - Based on Solicited Opinions"
Magazine Article
"Practical Tips for GDPR Compliance (Privacy Notices, Data Processing Agreements, and Data Security)"
Magazine Article
"Outline of "Proposed Guidelines for the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (Handling of Personal Data Transferred from the EU on the Basis of an Adequacy Decision)""
"Right to Data Portability: History in the EU and Progress in Japan"
Magazine Article
"Standard Essential Patent and Antitrust Law - Recent Developments in Major Jurisdictions"

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