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Freshfields in Japan

We support our Japanese and international clients on their global business needs. From Japan, we work seamlessly with our colleagues across Asia, Europe, the United States and the MENA region, providing the highest quality of service.

We have been working with Japanese and international clients on various cross-border transactions and ground-breaking matters since the opening of our Japan office in 1988. We combine our in-depth knowledge of Japanese law and business culture with our global resources to handle complex and multijurisdictional mandates.

We have extensive experience advising clients in a range of heavily regulated industries, including financial institutions, energy and natural resources, infrastructure, TMT (technology, media and telecoms), healthcare and automotive.

Client successes

Our work on this deal was recognised at the Asian Legal Business Japan Law Awards 2016, winning us:

  • Japan Deal of the Year;
  • M&A Deal of the Year; and  
  • TMT Deal of the Year.