Japan: Corporate Tax 2018

Our research into the Japanese corporate tax space sees seven individuals highlighted for their work in the field, offering impressive insight into a range of matters including transfer pricing, tax planning and tax disputes.

At Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, the “excellent” Yushi Hegawa receives strong praise from sources who consider him an impressive practitioner and commend his excellent handling of tax audits and cross-border joint ventures.
Shigeki Minami is a well-regarded name in the field of corporate tax, who comes with over 20 years’ expertise in the field. He is particularly adept on matters relating to transfer pricing, assisting both domestic and international clients across a range of industries.

Eric Roose* of Withers Japan Zeirishi Houjin is praised by market observers as “a leading name in the market” and “one of the very best” in corporate tax law. He is frequently engaged by clients to advise on inbound and outbound investments.

At Adachi Henderson Miyatake & Fujita, Toshio Miyatake is “respected by the market as an extremely good and strong lawyer”. He has a top-notch practice and provides clients with over 30 years’ experience covering such issues as tax audits and tax-related litigation.

At Jones Day, Koichi Inoue boasts a first-rate practice, advising and representing clients on issues such as mergers and acquisitions and restructurings across industries including telecommunications and pharmaceuticals.

Deloitte Tohmatsu Tax Co’s Gary Thomas is “an excellent corporate tax attorney” who is praised by sources as “a bright star in the market”. His “very famous” practice sees him advise both foreign and domestic clients on transfer pricing issues.

Tokyo Kyodo Accounting Office’s Ryutaro Uchiyama is an outstanding practitioner who is widely recognised for his work on derivatives, international taxation and structured finance matters.

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