Japan: Business Crime Defence & Investigations 2017

This chapter identifies four leading individuals who specialise in representing companies, corporate officers and individuals involved in criminal litigation arising from their business activities. In addition practitioners will have experience in dealing with investigations, enforcement proceedings and parallel or related civil litigation, as well as advising clients on best practice and compliance with new regimes. 

ANDERSON MORI & TOMOTSUNE, one of the country’s leading full-service law firms, stands out in this chapter with two listings.
Yoshihiro Kai is a seasoned criminal law specialist known for his invaluable experience conducting criminal investigations and trials during his long service as a public prosecutor.
Yuri Ide’s impressive practice covers crisis management, compliance and anti-corruption investigations. She is considered particularly adept when handling cross-border issues.

At NAGASHIMA OHNO & TSUNEMATSU, top-tier practitioner Hisaya Kimura is renowned for assisting Japanese clients with crisis management issues and is widely respected for his excellent work handling antitrust investigations.

At LATHAM & WATKINS, Daiske Yoshida* is recognised for his extensive experience handling a wide range of investigations, often with a significant international element. He regularly leads internal investigations for clients across Japan, Europe and the US.

* foreign-qualified lawyer

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