Japan | Korea

The attorneys in Porter Wright’s International Business & Trade Practice Group have deep and broad experience representing Japanese companies operating facilities in the United States, seeking to establish or expand operations in the States, and with subsidiaries of Japanese companies operating across the U.S. Our team includes a Japanese native who is fluent in the language and admitted to the practice of law in Japan (Bengoshi).

Our Japan-based clients include companies in manufacturing, (with an emphasis on automotive and automotive parts suppliers), research and development, distribution, financial services and commercial trade. We have significant experience assisting Japanese clients across the U.S. in M&A transactions as both the buyer seeking to expand their U.S. presence or the seller as an outgrowth of a reorganization. We often work closely with Japanese law firms as their local counsel in the U.S.

Our firm provides  complete legal services for Japanese clients from their entrance into the United States through becoming fully operational. We act as outside general counsel for a number of these companies, providing legal counsel in a wide range of areas including:

  • Business operations and corporate structuring, including entity selection and formation
  • Incentive programs
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Reporting requirements for foreign investments in the United States or in control of U.S. businesses, including the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and related regulations
  • Tax
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Visa
  • Intellectual property
  • Labor and employment
  • Antitrust
  • Data protection
  • U.S. customs and foreign import restrictions









  • 事業運営及び法人設立を含む会社組織の立ち上げ
  • 報酬制度
  • 企業の合併/買収(M&A)
  • 対米外国投資委員会(CIFIUS)及び関連規制を含む対米外国投資に関する米国での報告義務
  • 税法
  • 訴訟及び仲裁
  • ビザ
  • 知的財産
  • 労働及び雇用
  • 競争法(反トラスト法)
  • データ保護
  • 米国税関及び外国輸入規制