Having been established in 1984 Ashimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd. have built on the extensive knowledge of our founding partners to give clients support and expert advice on major business transactions and complex issues from a legal perspective. Having built a reputation as leaders in Mergers & Acquisitions, Private equity, venture capital and Securities law, both in Japan and internationally, we focus on medium to large scale transactions, including acquisitions, public takeovers and company restructuring as well as company sales. Here at Ashimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd., even for the most complex projects you can rest assured that you will receive extensive support and expert advice from an experienced, international team, with a proven track record. Over the past decade it has become increasingly common in Japan to find firms consolidating and expanding into over a hundred attorneys as in the United States.

In contrast, our firm has continued to emphasize traits absent from many larger firms by offering the highest quality services to our clients – speed, flexibility, detailed knowledge and experience and personal service. Over the years we have also formed working relationships with various overseas law firms, accountants and specialized consultants, with whom we work closely on client matters and which add another layer of flexibility, speed and quality that we can offer to our clients. Today, at the start of the 21st century, as borderless, economic globalization increases ever more quickly, and as the degree and speed of technical innovation increases as well, the problems clients face are increasingly complex. We are committed to meeting these complex technical, legal, and business needs and providing the highest quality service to our clients.

Practice Areas

Other Conflict Resolution

Other Conflict Resolution

In order to provide proper service and advice to our corporate clients in their day-to-day management, we offer advice in

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Employment Law

Employment Law

Employment and labor matters are essential for all businesses. It is especially essential for foreign businesses operating in Japan to

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Tax

Tax

It is inevitable that there will be various tax implications to doing business between Japanese and non-Japanese companies. With the

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Antitrust/Trade Law

Antitrust/Trade Law

Whether in mergers, joint ventures, licensing, distribution relationships or other business activities, companies must keep in mind potential antitrust violations.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

We offer full support for mergers and acquisitions from advice, study and drafting of potential project schemes to due diligence,

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Project Finance

Project Finance

Our office has extensive experience representing clients in overseas natural resource and infrastructure development projects including full project finance drafting

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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

With publication in July 2002 of its Outline of National Intellectual Property Strategy and subsequent legislation such as the Intellectual

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International Transactions

International Transactions

Our office provides full transactional services from contract drafting and negotiation to regulatory compliance for cross border transactions between Japanese

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General Corporate

General Corporate

Our office offers a full range of general corporate legal services to Japanese and foreign businesses including corporate establishment and

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Members

Leonard Colamarino / Of Counsel

Leonard Colamarino / Of Counsel

Experience includes litigation at the state and federal levels, including the New York City Court of Appeals and the United

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Patrick A Bradford / Of Counsel

Patrick A Bradford / Of Counsel

Expertise in traditional M&A and private equity transactions. Mr. Bradford is one of the few corporate transactional lawyers

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Robert L Cohen / Of Counsel

Robert L Cohen / Of Counsel

Expertise in the areas of banking and financial services, public utility regulation, government and public relations, and alternative dispute resolution. Bar

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Tadahiko Asahimachi / Partner

Tadahiko Asahimachi / Partner

Education: 1995 Bachelor of Law, University of Tokyo 1996 – 1998 Supreme Court of Japan, Legal Research and Training Institute Legal Experience: 2005 – present Partner, Ashimoto

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Akira Kogyo / Partner

Akira Kogyo / Partner

Education: 1981 – 1982 Harvard Law School Master of Law, American Law 1974 – 1980 Paris University, Faculty of Law Doctor Degree EC Antitrust Law 1973

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Takaaki Ashimoto / Partner

Takaaki Ashimoto / Partner

Education: 9/1976 – 4/1977 George Washington University National Law Center Georgetown University Law Center Consortium Independent Researcher 9/1975 – 8/1976 George Washington University National Law Center

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Associates

Michael T Brennan / Associate

Bar Admissions:
Michigan

Yuichiro Yasutomo / Associate

Bar Admissions:
The Japan Bar and the Second Tokyo Bar, 2010

Eita Asabuki / Associate

Bar Admissions:
The Japan Bar and the Second Tokyo Bar, 2010

Michael C Curran / Associate

Bar Admissions:
Michigan

Christopher J Campa / Associate

Bar Admissions:
Michigan

Nobuhiro Nonaka / Associate

Bar Admissions:

  • Japan Patent Attorneys Association, 2005
  • Japan Bar and the First Tokyo Bar, 2014

Christopher W Haines / Associate

Bar Admissions:
Michigan

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