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Japan: Franchise 2017

Five pre-eminent franchise lawyers are listed this year for their exceptional expertise handling franchising disputes as well as the drafting, structuring and negotiation of franchise agreements.

ANDERSON MORI & TOMOTSUNE sees two standout practitioners highlighted in this chapter.
Aoi Inoue focuses his world-class practice on international franchising disputes. He is highly regarded among peers and clients alike who consider him an excellent problem-solver.
Taisuke Yamamoto is renowned for his depth of expertise, particularly when it comes to handling complex litigation in relation to franchising matters.

Souichirou Kozuka at GAKUSHUIN UNIVERSITY is recognised as one of the leading authorities on franchise agreements in Japan and boasts strong expertise in international franchise and distribution law.

NAGASHIMA OHNO & TSUNEMATSU’s Kazuo Ohtake is a well-established figure in the Japanese market and draws high praise from respondents for his first-rate IP practice.

Atsushi Igarashi of TMI ASSOCIATES stands out for his top-tier work dealing with contentious franchising matters including litigation, and is highly sought after by clients who commend his commercially minded approach. 

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