Careers in our Tokyo office

Our Tokyo office opened in 2001. We operate in Japan through our joint venture with leading Japanese law firm TMI Associates.

This alliance is the only one of its kind in the market. Through our unique pooling of specialist resources both in and outside Japan, we provide clients with seamless, multi-jurisdictional, full-service legal support in Japan and internationally.

The Tokyo office is located in Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, one of Tokyo’s premier landmark towers, situated in the 27 acre Roppongi Hills urban development which consists of offices, apartments, shops, restaurants, cafés, movie theatres, an art museum, a hotel, a major TV studio, an outdoor amphitheatre and two parks.

The surrounding area includes an impressive selection of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes. Two gyms are within a short walk of the office, as are a number of award winning art galleries.

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Legal Practice Areas

Our joint venture with TMI Associates provides clients with access to specialist Japanese legal advice across all areas of law as well as a fully bilingual English and Japanese language service. We are one of the only firms that can offer this combination of services to clients.

The office specialises in corporate, commercial and projects work and has specific expertise in the following areas:

The work we do in Tokyo can be divided into two broad categories:

  • servicing Japanese companies doing business overseas – where the team often works with the firm’s lawyers in other offices
  • advising foreign companies operating in Japan or transacting with Japanese counterparties – where the team typically works closely with TMI.

We aim to be a first choice law firm for clients in the world’s fastest growing industries and therefore take time to understand the distinct demands that each client faces in order to provide a meaningful and valued service. We do this by offering deep commercial knowledge of each of our key sectors which underpin our international practice groups. For more information, see our sector focus.

Rewards and Benefits

We offer a generous rewards package in line with our position as a leading international law firm.

Community

Within the Tokyo office there are many opportunities to mix with clients, colleagues and with lawyers at TMI through regular social and marketing events, drinks evenings and karaoke nights. There are also opportunities to join sports teams and events, including football, basketball and softball.