Japan: Franchise 2018

Here we highlight six lawyers who are recognised for their excellent work handling franchising disputes as well as the drafting, structuring and negotiation of franchise agreements.

Full-service national firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune sees three impressive lawyers highlighted this year.
Aoi Inoue is “an expert on Japanese franchise law” according to sources who note he is “very responsive” and provides excellent advice.
Etsuko Hara is a well-recognised name in the Japanese franchise space and is frequently engaged in handling complex franchising and licensing agreements.
Yasufumi Shiroyama stands out among peers for his top-notch practice and is recognised for his strong IP and franchising law expertise. 

Kazuo Ohtake at Nagashima Ohno & Tomotsune is “one of the best in the country” according to peers, who commend his extensive experience handling IP and franchising matters.

At TMI Associates, Atsushi Igarashi is well known in the Japanese market for his first-rate practice handling IP disputes, franchise and copyright matters.

Souichirou Kozuka at Gakushuin University continues to impress market sources with his strong expertise and impressive experience in the field.

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