Japan: Corporate Tax 2017

This chapter sees seven impressive corporate tax lawyers recommended for their leading expertise in both domestic and international corporate taxation, handling advisory and contentious matters for their clients.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Yuko Miyazaki Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Tokyo
2. Toshio Miyatake Adachi Henderson Miyatake & Fujita, Tokyo

“Big Four” firm NAGASHIMA OHNO & TSUNEMATSU boasts a leading tax practice covering the full range of tax-related issues. The firm achieves four of the seven listings in this chapter.
The “eminent” Yuko Miyazaki is a well-known name in the Japanese tax sphere. With over 30 years’ experience, he regularly advises both domestic and international clients on contentious and non-contentious matters.
Yushi Hegawa’s impressive practice covers tax planning and transactional issues, as well as tax audits and disputes before the tax authorities and courts.
Transactional specialist Shigeki Minami is known for assisting Japanese and foreign clients with a wide array of corporate tax issues and frequently represents them in tax audits and disputes.
Atsushi Fujieda is a contentious specialist known for handling tax litigations and appeals. He is highly sought after for his extensive experience handling transfer pricing disputes before the Japanese courts.

ADACHI HENDERSON MIYATAKE & FUJITA’s managing partner Toshio Miyatake is a distinguished tax specialist with a stellar reputation for his international tax expertise.

At white-shoe firm JONES DAY, Koichi Inoue stands out for his considerable experience advising multinationals on transactional tax issues and international tax planning.

The “excellent” Ryutaro Uchiyama of TOKYO KYODO ACCOUNTING OFFICE regularly assists corporate clients with the tax issues related to cross-border M&A transactions.

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