The lawyers in Latham’s Tokyo office understand the needs and challenges that clients face. Through a combination of the firm’s intimate knowledge of the Japanese marketplace and its vast geographic reach globally, the firm is perfectly placed to serve the cross-border business needs of clients.
Latham’s Tokyo-based lawyers are qualified to advise on Japanese, US, Hong Kong and English law matters, and the office includes lawyers who are fluent in Japanese, English, French, Greek and Korean.
Leading independent directories and journals such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) regularly recognize Latham as a leader in major practice areas. The Tokyo office has a particularly strong reputation for its expertise in:
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Awards & Rankings
Latham’s Tokyo office was acknowledged in Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 as a leading team for Corporate / M&A and Project & Energy. The guide notes "Latham are pre-eminent in the field of project finance and have worked on a number of LNG project financings for both lenders and sponsors" and is "recognized for its global M&A skills, representing domestic and multinational corporations."
Latham also received the highest level of commendation for Corporate & Finance and Projects, Infrastructure and Energy work in the Philippines, often led out of the Tokyo office.
* Latham & Watkins Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise