This chapter recognises 14 top-tier lawyers in the life sciences sector who excel in matters ranging from patent litigation, regulatory and compliance issues to product liability and high-value transactions.
Most Highly Regarded
Eiji Katayama with Abe Ikubo & Katayama is celebrated for the first-rate advice on IP issues he provides to clients in the life sciences sector.
Mami Hino is revered for her top-tier representation of pharmaceutical companies in patent litigation proceedings.
At Ohno & Partners, Seiji Ohno is a “widely respected name in the market” thanks to the breadth of his experience across the full gamut of IP matters.
Yoshio Kumakura at Nakamura & Partners is a “long-standing figure” in the market with a “terrific domestic practice” which encompasses complex patent and trademark issues for life sciences clients.
Tsuyoshi Sueyoshi of Yuasa and Hara has “excellent legal skill and a unique ability to manage technical subject matter” thanks to his “strong chemistry knowledge” and “understanding of cutting-edge technologies”.
At Hogan Lovells, Frederick Ch’en* is a go-to lawyer for complex patent litigation proceedings and licensing deals. He is highly sought after by Japanese and international pharmaceutical companies.
Kenji Utsumi at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu is relied upon by a broad range of life sciences companies for mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance deals.
Kensuke Suzuki regularly represents domestic and multinational clients in cross-border transactions and advises a broad range of companies in the life sciences sector on financial regulations.
Satoru Nagasaka with TMI Associates has “immense life sciences experience”, making him a “first-tier practitioner for regulatory matters”.
* foreign-qualified lawyer