Health and Nursing Care

In response to the change in the population structure and aging trend in Japan, laws, regulations and administrative orders applicable to hospitals, clinics and nursing service businesses are changing rapidly.

Our experts have extensive knowledge concerning medical institutions incorporated under the Medical Care Act such as associations of medical corporations or medical corporation foundations, or businesses providing services under the Act on Social Welfare for the Elderly and the Long-Term Care Insurance Act. Some of our lawyers were also members of research ethics review committees concerning clinical trials, and thus have a unique familiarity with the pharmaceutical industry.

Given our expertise, we can advise and assist clients on, among others, employment issues, governance and compliance of medical institutions and nursing care businesses, business-academia collaborations in the medical field, responses to actions of administrative agencies as well as protection and commercialization of leading-edge technologies such as iPS cells and antibody drugs. We can also represent clients in medical or nursing malpractice cases, traffic and occupational accidents or other cases that require specific medical knowledge. We also have a wealth of experience in handling M&A transactions, business rehabilitation, corporate restructuring, business succession in this field.

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