Japan-related Legal Services

Japan-related Legal Services

Lifang & Partners' Japanese business team consists of more than ten partners and attorneys from various offices in Beijing and Seoul, Korea, with some members having experience in well-known Japanese law firms. Based on its profound legal background and extensive practical experience, the team gives full play to its multi-language advantages in Chinese, Japanese and English. and with the help of its in-depth understanding of Japanese culture and Japanese enterprises, and relying on the strong overall resources of the whole firm, the team can assist its clients in dealing with a variety of legal matters at all stages relating to investment from Japan to China or vice versa, and we will assist them with all legal matters, ranging from establishment of a company, business management, compliance and cooperation governance, dissolution and liquidation, as well as M&A, IP right, antitrust, cybersecurity and data compliance, and dispute resolution, etc. At the same time, the Japanese business team will actively provide legal services for Chinese companies investing in Japan by utilizing its wide network of Japanese lawyers and the economic community.

Our legal services in this field cover:

üLegal Services for Chinese Companies in Japan

• Legal Services for Chinese Companies in Japan

• Intellectual Property Protection for Chinese Companies in Japan

• Setting up a company in Japan and its structure and implementation

• Export control

• Drafting and reviewing contracts and other commercial agreements

• Corporate bankruptcy and reorganization

• Providing legal services for real estate investment in Japan

• Corporate legal affairs

üLegal Services for Japanese Companies in China

• Intellectual Property Protection for Japanese Companies in China

• Structuring and implementation of new companies and related structures in China

• Structuring and implementation of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), project acquisitions in China

• Compliance advice on business reorganization, retreat in China

• Labor law and employee management of Chinese subsidiaries

• Debt recovery in China

• International legal affairs

Notable Cases

Seiko-Epson (Japan) v. Zhuhai Doumen Yinhe Printing Materials Co Ltd - Patent infringement dispute relating to printer ink cartridges

Seiko-Epson (Japan) v. SIPO’s Patent Re-examination Board - Patent validity dispute

A Japanese chemical company v. Mitsubishi Corporation - Patent invalidation of "Alumina Fiber Aggregates”

POSCO v. Daniel and Kofisen Meknizzi - Patent invalidation

Yamaha (Japan) v. Medeli (Shenzhen) Electronics Co Ltd. - Copyright infringement regarding music accompanied by electronic piano

Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited v. Beijing Fuyuan Pharmaceutical Co Ltd – Invention patent infringement dispute

AGC v. Dongguan Dongmo Optoelectronic Technology Co Ltd  and Sichuan Xuhong Optoelectronic Technology Co Ltd – Series invention patent infringement disputes

AGC v. Xuhong – Unfair competition dispute

Hyosung v. Hitachi Omron – Patent infringement litigation 

TOTO Co., Ltd and Mitsui & Co., Ltd joint venture case

The acquisition of equity of Max & Co. Japan Co., Ltd by Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

The acquisition of shares in MAERSK by Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Building up and running China SEP licensing program for Japanese Telecom operators

Providing legal service for a famous beauty device company in Japan about unfair competition litigation with a trading company in Wuhan, China

Providing legal service for Showa Chemicals about M&A, establishment of a Sino-foreign equity joint venture and long term legal consultation in its investment in China

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