Japan-related Business

Our Japan-related Business Group offers a unique combination of local knowledge of Japan and international law firm experience. Our attorneys thoroughly understand the intricacies of Japanese industry and culture. With fluency in the Japanese language and customs and the full support of JunHe’s international platform, we offer our Japanese clients and their entities formed in China a full range of legal services, with a particular focus on investment, daily business operations, dissolution and liquidation, corporate governance, labor and employment, taxation, trading, antitrust, arbitration and litigation. The Japan-related Business Group also draws on its longstanding relationships with law firms and entrepreneurs throughout Japan to advise our Chinese clients on their investments in Japan.

Our Lawyers

JunHe’s Japan-related Business Group is composed of about 20 partners and associates from our offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, including experienced senior partners and energetic young partners.  Most of them have served for years with Japanese companies and received their education in Japan, offering our clients the precise skills needed for each particular transaction.  Beyond professional legal backgrounds, many of the lawyers in the Japan-related Business Group have specialized academic degrees in the Japanese language.  They are proficient in Japanese and English to serve our clients effectively and with high-quality expertise.

Key Practice Areas

  • Transaction structuring, due diligence investigation, negotiations and legal document drafting for Japanese companies with respect to their investments in China and mergers and acquisitions. Assist clients with obtaining approvals from competent governmental authorities and filing of concentration of business operators.

  • Advise Japanese companies operating in China on compliance, labor and employment and taxation.

  • Provide legal services to handle the restructuring, bankruptcy and liquidation of Japanese companies operating in China.

  • Represent foreign and domestic companies in the proceedings of arbitration and litigation.

  • Assist clients in addressing legal issues concerning commercial bribery and antitrust.

  • Provide Chinese companies with legal services for all aspects of their investments in Japan.

Deep Practice Experience

With a perspective accumulated from years of experience, the Japan-related Business Group earns acclaim and confidence for its in-depth legal expertise, ability to address business issues and rigorous work ethic.  Additionally, our Japan-related Business Group also offers its affluent resources in various sectors in Japan to serve Chinese businesses efficiently and effectively in connection with their investments in Japan.

Recent Representative Cases

Mergers and Acquisitions

Providing legal services to Japanese companies for all aspects of mergers and acquisitions in automobile, mining, electricity generation, pharmaceuticals, financing lease, machinery manufacturing, real estate and IT sectors, including advising clients on transaction structuring, conducting due diligence investigations, negotiating, preparing transaction documents, as well as representing clients in filling concentration of business operators.

Restructuring and Liquidation

Representing Japanese companies in electronic component, food and other industries in their restructurings and liquidations resulting from relocation or business alignment, including assisting clients in developing restructuring plans or liquidation plans, conducting due diligence investigations, negotiating compensation packages with the government, preparing various legal documents, legal aspects of employee relocation services, and handling the full set of liquidation formalities.

Corporate Legal Services

Providing legal services to Japanese companies and Japanese businesses operating in China on a full range of issues related to labor and employment, taxation and day-to-day operations, including contract review, internal controls and regular legal advice.

Dispute Resolution

Representing Japanese companies and Japanese-funded enterprises in China in litigation, arbitration and other dispute resolution proceedings, such as claims for receivable recovery, arbitrations for shareholder disputes over joint ventures and so forth, including assisting clients in developing litigation strategies, drafting various legal documents, representing clients at trial and applying for enforcement of court judgment.

Investment in Japan

Working collaboratively with Japanese lawyers to provide legal services to Chinese companies on their investments in Japan, such as acquisitions by Chinese private companies of Japanese public companies, including with the support of Japanese lawyers, conducting due diligence investigations, advising on investment structures, negotiating and preparing transaction documents.