Hashidate Law Office has and continues to provide day to day legal advices with regards to legal issues, negotiations for transactions, and disputes, for clients ranging from Japanese companies that are leaders in various fields to international companies cultivating business in Japan. We have diligently assisted our clients to help them achieve their business aims through our extensive knowledge and expertise in the laws, regulations, cases, and practices applicable to civil law, commercial law, corporation law, security, labor, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and other relevant fields.

As for global companies seeking to enter the Japanese market, we have the ability to provide sound legal advice concerning any aspect that may be involved in such entry, such as the establishment of a subsidiary or branch office, the preparation of internal rules, management considerations, the drafting of agreements, tax matters, along with any aspects of the law or legal system that are unique to Japan.

Recently, the necessity and demand for legal advices and supports in connection with the issues related to corporate governance, which may lead to future liabilities or legal action, has increased dramatically. Hashidate Law Office recognizes such demands from business perspective and advises its clients on both the issues encountered on a daily basis and the complex corporate governance decisions, which will have long reaching effects on a business. Along with a corporate client’s effort to implement current corporate governance policies, Hashidate Law Office guides the client through the creation of internal policies to handle employee grievances, including claims of harassment, in a manner which would limit the client’s exposure to liability as much as possible while having a positive effect on business productivity.

As a component of its corporate practice, Hashidate Law Office stays at the forefront of evolving practices and proposed amendments to the laws affecting corporate governance and advises clients on all areas of corporate governance and management responsibility, including the creation and administration of internal rules of management, exploitation of board supervising functions, advices for best practices for boards, committees, individual directors and officers, corporate disclosure requirements, director and officer fiduciary duties and responsibilities, compliance with legal and ethical requirements, personnel administration, insider trading, and employee stock options.

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