In this chapter we recognise five lawyers with substantial expertise navigating domestic and cross-border franchising matters. The selected individuals demonstrate strong experience in the creation and management of franchise agreements, and the resolution of disputes between franchisors and franchisees.
At Anderson Mori & Tomotsune Aoi Inoue is held in high regard for his first-rate work helping franchise systems to expand internationally, as well as foreign systems looking to establish themselves in Japan.
Etsuko Hara gains widespread praise for her impressive franchise practice covering licensing, acquisition, distribution and joint ventures.
Yasufumi Shiroyama enjoys an excellent reputation for his strong expertise in IP matters relating to franchise operations.
Souichirou Kozuka at Gakushuin University is an expert in franchise law who gains recognition for his extensive knowledge of franchise agreements.
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu’s Kazuo Ohtake is a key figure in the market when it comes to advising on IP issues relating to the implementation of franchise systems.