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Japan

We practise English and Japanese law in Japan through Allen & Overy Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho (Allen & Overy Tokyo).

Contact details for our office in Japan can be found here.

Professional regulation of Allen & Overy Tokyo

Allen & Overy Tokyo is a partnership established in accordance with the Japanese Civil Code and the provisions of the Act on Special Measures Concerning the Handling of Legal Services by Foreign Lawyers (the Special Measures Act) and is regulated by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.  The Special Measures Act 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 Act see the English translation of the Special Measures Act here.

 

Professional regulation of our lawyers

Bengoshi and gaikokuho jimu bengoshi are regulated by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and the Tokyo Bar Association, the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association or the Dai-Ni 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.