We practise English and Japanese law in Japan through Allen & Overy Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho (Allen & Overy Tokyo).
Professional regulation of Allen & Overy Tokyo
Allen & Overy Tokyo is a partnership regulated by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations in accordance with the Japanese Civil Code and the provisions of the Special Measures Law Concerning the Handling of Legal Business by Foreign Lawyers (the Special Measures Law). The Special Measures Law permits Japanese qualified lawyers (bengoshi) to form a partnership with only non- Japanese lawyers who are registered foreign lawyers in Japan (gaikokuho jimu bengoshi). In accordance with this legislation, Allen & Overy Tokyo is organised as a local partnership whose partners are only Japanese qualified lawyers (bengoshi) and non-Japanese lawyers who are registered foreign lawyers in Japan (gaikokuho jimu bengoshi). For further details of the Special Measures Law see the English translation of the Special Measures Law at www.moj.go.jp/ENGLISH.
Professional regulation of our lawyers
Bengoshi and gaikokuho jimu bengoshi are regulated by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and the Tokyo Bar Association. Lawyers based in Japan who are qualified in other jurisdictions are also subject to regulation by the relevant regulatory body in their place of admission. Further information about our lawyers and their qualifications can be found here.