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We send our deepest sympathy to the victims of the horrible earthquake and tsunami which damaged the eastern coast on March 11 and truly hope their earliest recovery. We believe that our role as lawyer is to do our best in assisting people around us.

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Thank you very much for visiting our website. Our firm is a full-service law firm with general practice based in central Tokyo aiming to provide “high quality, borderless, and timely legal service at affordable price”. “Where there is a will, there is a way”. We believe that there should be a way to overcome the situation, no matter how tough it is, when we have a strong will to get it through.

As legal professionals, our primary duty is to aid our clients to achieve their aims and, through the services we provide, to promote the best interests of their employees and families. We also believe that lawyers owe a professional obligation to contribute to the benefit of society. We strive to do our best for each client and to achieve with each client a relationship of complete trust. Note being too large, our services can be personal and flexible. We invite you to contact us should you have any enquiries relating to Japanese law.

 

High Quality

High quality legal services should be aimed at achieving a reduction of the assessed risks to the maximum possible extent in order to prevent or minimise disputes while obtaining the best obtainable outcome for our client in the circumstances. Boutique legal practices such as ours are better placed to provide high quality services to clients in accordance with their unique requirements.

Borderless

Our world has become “borderless”. Businesses that a few years ago concerned themselves only with trade in their neighbourhood are today trading with customers on the other side of the globe. To keep pace with our clients’ international aspirations, we have taken steps to differentiate our services and abilities from those of most Japanese lawyers. In particular we have obtained the language and international commercial skills demanded by internationally-minded clients. Aided by his overseas experience and English proficiency, our leading partner is especially adept at meeting the needs of clients engaged in international transactions without the need for time-consuming translation.

timely

’Time is money’, or so the well-known phrase goes. For clients dealing with legal concerns, every passing hour can be an eternity. We provide timely service to keep up with your business needs.

Affordable

We believe our fees should not be seen as costs unavoidably incurred, but as a reflection of the value we have added to our clients and their businesses through the services we provided. Our billable services do not start until we and our clients are in agreement about our fees.

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2017/2/23
Our firm was introduced by Nikkei as "50 M&A Lawyers".
2017/2/8
"General Guide to Legal Affairs for SMEs", multi-authored by Kazuma Higuchi, has been published.
2016/12/28
Our firm has been introduced in Lawyers Guide of Business Law Journal 2017.
2016/10/12
"Legal Consultation about NPO", multi-authored by Sosei Yamasaki has been published.
2016/9/28
Kazuma Higuchi is appointed as the national representative of AIJA.
2016/9/8
Kazuma Higuchi's comment was broadcasted on TV show of TV Asahi.
2016/8/24
Kazuma Higuchi attended the annual congress of AIJA held in Munich.
2016/8/3
Kazuma Higuchi and Sosei Yamasaki attended the annual conference of LAWASIA held in Sri Lanka.
2016/8/3
Kazuma Higuchi commented on a news program of TBS.
2016/7/30
We held a party celebrating the 5th anniversary of our firm (June 6).
2016/5/30
Kazuma Higuchi served as a commentator at the joint seminar of UIA and Tokyo Bar Association "Avoiding Pitfalls When Trading in Europe".
2016/3/3
Sosei Yamasaki has been elected as councilor of Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association for 2016.
2016/2/5
"Globalization of Lawyers and Activities of Bar Associations" edited by Kazuma Higuchi was published on Tokyo Bar Association's journal.
2015/11/7
Sosei Yamasaki attended the annual conference of LAWASIA held in Sydney.
2015/10/2
Our firm has been introduced in Lawyers Guide of Business Law Journal as a firm specialized in supporting SME's oversea business.
2015/9/2
Kazuma Higuchi attended the Annual Congress of AIJA held in London.
2015/4/16
Kazuma Higuchi served as panelist at session "Comparison of ADR in Japan and US" organized by Chicago Bar Association.
2015/4/7
Kazuma Higuchi supervised a TV program for Japan television.
2015/4/3
Kazuma Higuchi spoke as panelist at AIJA/JFBA session "Effective Dispute Resolution Methods in Different Countries".
2015/4/1
Toru Azeyama joined the firm.
2015/3/17
Kazuma Higuchi was invited to speak and co-chair a session "Choosing a Judicial Approach for the Future - Adversarial, Inquisitorial or a Hybrid?" at Litigation Conference of the Law Society of Singapore.
2015/3/13
Kazuma Higuchi's comments were introduced on news program of Yomiuri TV.
2015/2/9
Kazuma Higuchi provided comments to Mainichi Broadcasting.
2014/10/23
Kazuma Higuchi made a presentation at IBA's session "Battery drives the future - Self-automotive cars - Legal risks and chances".
2014/10/19
Kazuma Higuchi and Sosei Yamasaki attended the annual conference of the IBA held in Tokyo.
2014/10/1
Kazuma Higuchi's article "Proposed revision of Japanese Civil Code after 120 years" has been published on the International Sales Newsletter No. 33 of International Bar Association.
2014/9/26
We hold a reception in our new office welcoming over 120 participants.
2014/9/22
Phone and fax numbers will change again as of September 24.
Tel: 03-5207-3337. Fax: 03-5207-3338.
2014/9/8
We relocated our office and restructured to corporation form under the name of Higuchi & Partners, LPC (Legal Professional Corporation).
2014/8/18
Due to the relocation of our office, phone and fax numbers will not work on September 6 and 7. Also, new phone and fax numbers will apply from September 8. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
2014/8/12
Kazuma Higuchi appeared as commentator on news program of Yomiuri TV.
2014/8/7
Our firm has been recommended by the Global Law Experts as exclusive expert of Distribution and Franchising in Japan.
2014/6/23
Tomoko Kitayama, client service and para legal, passed the 1st degree of the Secretarial Skill Test.
2014/6/2
Kazuma Higuchi joined the International Association of Young Lawyers / AIJA.
2014/5/23
Kazuma Higuchi attended International Bar Association's mid-year conference for officers held in Brussels.
2014/5/21
Our firm and Kazuma Higuchi was introduced as Asian practice specialist by Business Law Journal.
2014/2/3
Kazuma Higuchi provided comments to information program of TV Asahi.
2014/1/16
Kazuma Higuchi's comments were introduced on information program of TBS.
2014/1/13
Kazuma Higuchi attended the ceremonial opening of legal year of the Hong Kong Bar Association and the Law Society of Hong Kong.
2013/12/4
Multi-authored book of Kazuma Higuchi, "Legal Advice for SME's Outbound Business" has been published.
2013/11/28
Kazuma Higuchi's comments were introduced on information program of Yomiuri TV.
2013/11/12
Kazuma Higuchi and Sosei Yamasaki attended the conference "Cross Border Legal Services in the Asia Region" in Tokyo jointly organized by the International Bar Association and the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.
2013/11/8
Kazuma Higuchi made a presentation "Route for Japanese Lawyers to Support Outbound Business of SMEs" at the 18th Symposium for Legal Practice Development organized by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.
2013/10/30
Kazuma Higuchi and Sosei Yamasaki attended the annual conference of LAWASIA held in Singapore.
2013/10/6
Kazuma Higuchi attended annual conference of International Bar Association held on Boston.
2013/8/1
Sosei Yamasaki joined the firm.
2013/7/10
Our firm has been recognized by the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency of Japan as the Organization to Support Management Development to provide highly specialized supports for small and medium enterprise.
2013/4/26
Kazuma Higuchi attended the annual conference of IBA Litigation Forum in Istanbul.
2013/4/15
Kazuma Higuchi served as moderator at seminar "Global Opportunity for Young Lawyers" co-organized by AIJA and JFBA.
2013/2/28
Kazuma Higuchi's comment was introduced in morning news of Fuji TV.
2013/2/15
Kazuma Higuchi appeared on morning news of TV Asahi.
2013/2/1
Kazuma Higuchi attended the conference of International Bar Association held in Delhi, India, and served as a panelist at session "Cross-border Quality Control and Liability Issues".
2012/12/6
Our firm was introduced as specialist in cross-border transaction in "Practical Guide to Lawyers and Useful Laws" issued by Diamond, Inc.
2012/11/21
Kazuma Higuchi attended the annual conference of Law Asia held in Indonesia.
2012/11/1
We joined Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kashiwa-city, Chiba.
2012/9/30
Kazuma Higuchi attended as officer the annual conference of the International Bar Association held in Dublin, Ireland.
2012/9/7
Tomoko Kitayama of Client Service passed the Paralegal Qualification Test of JFBA.
2012/5/7
Kazuma Higuchi attended as officer a session of IBA Litigation Committee held in New York, USA.
2012/3/29
Our firm was introduced in Nishi-nippon News.
2012/3/1
Our firm was introduced in The International Graph.
2012/1/26
Our firm was introduced in Nikkei Industry.
2011/11/07
Kazuma Higuchi attended the annual conference of the International Bar Association held in Dubai, UAE.
2011/07/08
Kazuma Higuchi visited Law Society, High Court, and other institutes of Hong Kong as a delegation of International Committee of Tokyo Bar Association.
2011/06/27
We will open our office for our clients with snacks and drinks from 3pm to 8pm of June 29 and July 1. Please stop by if you have time.
2011/06/01
We relaunched a website.