Our Japan Business Group has extensive experience advising Japanese businesses in the UK and the rest of Europe, US and Japan, across a broad variety of sectors, sharing knowledge and providing support to the Japanese business community in the UK to which it has a deep-rooted relationship extending over 40 years.
The Japan Business Group advises on a wide range of practice areas including employment, human resources, immigration, data protection (GDPR), corporate, M&A, commercial, intellectual property, real estate, finance, litigation and dispute resolution.
Having a deep-rooted understanding of the Japanese business culture which is at the foundation of all Japanese businesses in the UK, the Group is able to give unique, commercial and strategic advice whilst sharing knowledge on UK custom and practice. Our experienced UK and Japanese qualified lawyers in the team are recognised leading experts for their work, with a particular focus on workplace-related matters from talent acquisition, staying competitive and staff retention to employee disputes, negotiating contracts and employee-exits.
Our solutions are highly flexible and tailored to each company’s particular structure and needs. Whether it’s embarking on a restructuring, adopting common policies, or a need for urgent discrete advice, we can source and (if needed) project manage prompt, commercial and cost-effective advice throughout the world.
Consistently innovative in our global support offering, we have pioneered the use of one-stop international helpdesks and offer all-in packages to give you clarity at low cost.
Please come along to our regular, well-attended seminars or intimate discussion forums to hear the latest updates, practical tips for operating your business in the UK and to be reassured that there are many Japanese businesses grappling with exactly the same issues!
Senior Japanese politician takes paternity leave in first for country23 January 2020
Shinjirō Koizumi, Japan’s environment minister, is taking two weeks’ paternity leave following the birth of his son on 17 January 2020. It is the first time a Japanese cabinet minister has taken paternity leave, or at least publically announced an intention to do so.