Morrison & Foerster is the largest and most diversified international law firm in Japan, with over 120 lawyers, including 50 Japanese lawyers, in Tokyo.
Morrison & Foerster was one of the first international law firms to be licensed in Japan, opening in 1987. Today, our Tokyo office is one of Japan’s six largest law offices (domestic or international). 80 of our Tokyo-based lawyers are either Japanese or fluent in Japanese.
Our Tokyo office has been broadly recognized for excellence in legal services. Among other things, we were:
The American Lawyer featured our Tokyo office as its cover story in which it acknowledged the strength of our firm in Japan, stating: “Morrison & Foerster's decade of growth in Tokyo looks like a model for the future.”
Our firm clients in Tokyo include many of Japan’s most substantial and active companies, including Astellas, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Mitsui & Co., Nikon, Novartis, NTT DoCoMo, NTT Data, Panasonic, Rakuten, Ricoh, SoftBank, Sumitomo, TDK and Toshiba. The firm also serves Japan's major financial investors and institutions such as Carlyle, Intel Capital, Mizuho Financial Group, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Morgan Stanley and TPG.
Chambers Asia Pacific Names Morrison & Foerster Japan International Law Firm of the Year
Asian Legal Business (ALB) Japan Law Awards 2014 Named International Deal Firm of the Year
“Morrison & Foerster is a one-stop shop with top-tier expertise.” “Very high-quality service and are a client-oriented firm.” “They're very good, and handle both US and Japanese law - different from many other firms.” (Chambers Asia Pacific 2016)
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