Asia/Japan - Page 2

Anderson Mori unveils foreign law enterprise to boost status of its US, UK and China qualified lawyers

Top Japanese firm says overseas lawyers can now be partners, creating a more 'diverse and inclusive' practice

  • 3yrs

Hunton hires nuclear energy specialist from Shearman in Tokyo

George Borovas is second energy partner to depart New York firm in Asia this autumn

  • 3yrs

Clifford Chance hires Tokyo-based M&A lawyer from Skadden

Michihiro Nishi joins UK magic circle firm as a partner in its corporate practice

  • 4yrs

Top Brazilian law firm opens for business in Tokyo

In rare international move for Latin American firm, Pinheiro Neto launches in Japan

  • 4yrs

Toyota case takes mental health issues to new level

Toyota acknowledges employee suicide case as car giant says it hopes to prevent further cases after authorities ruled on employee suicide.

MoFo trio head to Latham in Tokyo switch

Japan M&A growth spurs trio to move firms as Latham grabs MoFo team.

  • 4yrs

Latham & Watkins boosts Tokyo with 3 MoFo hires

Firms says group brings formidable M&A experience to Latham, further strengthening the firm's practice in Japan and globally.

  • 4yrs

Courts in Japan to embrace the web

Japanese courts to use web meetings to connect judges and counsel in suit preparations, planned for 2020.

  • 4yrs

Asian exchanges catch the AI market surveillance wave

South Korea's main bourse operator is the latest to join the wave of Asian exchanges implementing AI surveillance.

  • 5yrs

Mayer Brown turns to Ashurst partner for Tokyo launch

Mayer Brown is to open an office in Tokyo headed up by an Ashurst partner.

  • 6yrs

Japan needs to empower general counsel

Corporate scandals will only be avoided in Japan if general counsel get more respect from their companies.

Freshfields partners in Tokyo spin-off

The new boutique, Vanguard Lawyers Tokyo, will become a member of the Freshfields international group of law firms.

  • 6yrs

New Japanese law passed to allow Emperor abdicate·

Japan has passed a law to allow 83-year-old Emperor Akihito to abdicate - making him the country's first monarch to abdicate in 200 years.

  • 6yrs

Bitcoin prices surge after Japan adopts it as legal currency

Bitcoin prices surged this week following Japan's decision to allow the cryptocurrency as a legal method of payment.

  • 7yrs

SPB takes international arbitration head from K&L Gates

Squire Patton Boggs has announced the appointment of international arbitration counsel Haig Oghigian to lead its international arbitration practice in Tokyo.

  • 7yrs

Too many lawyers, too few cases for Japan

A government-engineered surge in the number of lawyers in the last 15 years has not created a good marketplace for law firms, says The Wall Street Journal.

  • 8yrs

Debevoise launches in Tokyo

International firm Debevoise & Plimpton has announced it is opening an office in Tokyo, with three lawyers relocating from New York.

  • 8yrs

Former Tepco executives indicted

Three former Tokyo Electric Power Company executives have been indicted this week for allegedly failing to take measures to prevent the tsunami-triggered nuclear meltdown at Fukushima in March 2011.

  • 8yrs

Japan could be the first country to classify Bitcoin as legal currency

The governing Liberal Democratic Party plans to submit legislation reclassifying bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, which are currently considered commodities, to Japan's parliament by June.

  • 8yrs

Law firm launches group focuses on Japan's auto sector

The issues faced by the automotive industry in Japan has led to Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) establishing a focus group for the sector.

  • 8yrs