Europe

Japanese companies have been doing business in Europe for a very long time. Nevertheless, we believe that the importance of complying with European laws will continue to grow especially in the areas of European Union (EU) trade-related laws, restrictions on corporate acquisitions, employment, and antitrust restrictions on agreements[, including simple distributorship agreements].

EU law has the distinct character of reflecting the needs of an integrated European market as well as the demands of society. Thus, the restrictions under EU law are generally stricter than those existing under the laws of Japan or the United States. We have lawyers who have studied and worked in Europe. We have also advised many of our clients concerning commercial and M&A transactions in Europe. Having dealt with various EU issues over the years, we can advise and support clients with respect to not only EU competition law, which is most often an issue, but also areas such as environmental law, and personal information and data protection laws, taking into account the practice and approach of the European Commission, European lawyers and companies.

As the market of corporate acquisitions continues to mature in Europe, even relatively small-sized company acquisitions, in addition to large cases, are becoming popular. Through alliances with global law firms as well as leading local firms, we have built a legal service system that enables us to provide proper and effective legal advice and services for our clients involved in M&A deals in accordance with the nature and scale of their business, and other relevant factors.

Having handled a variety of litigation and arbitration matters in Europe for our clients, we can also provide dispute resolution services in close coordination with reliable local firms.

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PublicationsArchives

2021.04.01
Patent Enforcement Practices Before, During and After Patent Litigation Proceedings in Japan - A Comparative Analysis with Germany and the United States -
2021.04.01
It is not Too Late to Learn: Cookie Compliance
2021.03.31
Protection of Geographical Indications under the TPP and Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
2021.03.22
Chuo Law Journal Vol. XVII No.4
2021.03.01
Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations in Europe (3) - Protection of Whistleblowers
2021.03.01
Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations in Europe (2) - Protection of Personal Data
2021.03.01
Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations in Europe (1) - Overview
2021.02.20
An Outline of the EU Foreign Direct Investment Regulations and the Impact Thereof on Japanese Companies
2021.01.01
The Ways of Limiting Injunctive Relief in Patent Infringement Litigation and their Effects - Current Japanese Practices and Suggestions for their Future Improvements, based on the Recent Trends in Germany and the United States -
2020.12.20
Chuo Law Journal Vol. XVII No.3
2020.12.10
Report of a German Case - Admissibility of a Dissenting Opinion in an Arbitral Award in Germany? -
2020.09.30
Chuo Law Journal Vol. XVII No.2
2019.12.10
JCA Journal December 2019 Issue
2019.11.10
JCA Journal November 2019 Issue
2019.10.10
【Series】 Key Principles and Practice in English Contract Law - Article (21) Discharge of Contract [JCA Journal, October 2019 Issue]
2019.08.10
JCA Journal August 2019 Issue
2019.07.10
JCA Journal July 2019 Issue
2019.06.10
JCA Journal June 2019 Issue
2019.05.10
JCA Journal May 2019 Issue
2019.04.10
JCA Journal April 2019 Issue
2019.03.10
JCA Journal March 2019 Issue
2019.02.10
JCA Journal February 2019 Issue
2019.01.10
JCA Journal January 2019 Issue
2018.12.14
【Series】Key Principles and Practice in English Contract Law - Article (12) Problems after Concluding a Contract [JCA Journal, December 2018 Issue]
2018.11.20
【Series】Key Principles and Practice in English Contract Law - Article (11) Privity of Contract and Third Parties [JCA Journal, November 2018 Issue]
2018.10.17
【Series】Key Principles and Practice in English Contract Law - Article (10) For the formation of a valid, binding and enforceable contract (II) [JCA Journal, October 2018 Issue]
2018.09.14
【Series】Key Principles and Practice in English Contract Law - Article (9) For the formation of a valid, binding and enforceable contract (II) [JCA Journal, September 2018 Issue]
2018.08.31
【Series】Key Principles and Practice in English Contract Law - Article (8) For the formation of a valid, binding and enforceable contract (II) [JCA Journal, August 2018 Issue]
2018.07.19
【Series】Key Principles and Practice in English Contract Law - Article (7) For the formation of a valid, binding and enforceable contract (II) [JCA Journal, July 2018 Issue]
2018.06.13
【Series】Key Principles and Practice in English Contract Law - Article (6) For the formation of a valid, binding and enforceable contract (II) [JCA Journal, June 2018 Issue]
2018.05.17
【Series】Key Principles and Practice in English Contract Law - Article (5) For the formation of a valid, binding and enforceable contract (II) [JCA Journal, May 2018 Issue]
2018.04.18
【Series】Key Principles and Practice in English Contract Law - Article (4) For the formation of a valid, binding and enforceable contract (I) [JCA Journal, April 2018 Issue]
2018.03.16
【Series】Key Principles and Practice in English Contract Law - Article (3) For the formation of a valid, binding and enforceable contract (I) [JCA Journal, March 2018 Issue]
2018.02.14
【Series】Key Principles and Practice in English Contract Law - Article (2) For the formation of a valid, binding and enforceable contract (I) [JCA Journal, February 2018 Issue]
2018.01.16
【Series】Key Principles and Practice in English Contract Law - Article (1) Introduction [JCA Journal, January 2018 Issue]
2015.04.01
The Existence of a "Dispute" and the Prima Facie Test for a Tribunal to Have Jurisdiction

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