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Services for Businesses
Kuboi & Partners represent clients in all business matters and provides effective and practical advice on corporate, commercial and other related laws. Our lawyers work closely with clients, ranging from small/medium sized enterprises to large publicly traded companies. Our experience and services includes areas of law listed below.
For more information, please click into areas of practice listed below. We would be pleased to answer any questions you may have about our services.
- General Corporate Law
- Banking and Finance
- Business Transactions & Debt Collection
- Commercial Litigation & Disputes Resolution
- Tax Disputes and Litigation
- International Trade
- Real Estate Transactions & Disputes
- Labor & Employment
- Tort Litigation
- Intellectual Property Law
- Insurance Law
- Reorganization and Bankruptcy
- Corporate Criminal Investigation
General Corporate Law
Kuboi & Partners has extensive experience and in-depth knowledge related to Japanese corporate laws. Our lawyers frequently are a speaker on corporate law seminars for businesses. We provide clients with advice and professional opinions on related law matters, such as a corporate structure, start-ups of a corporation, issuance of stocks, rights and duties of stock holders, strategies to discourage a hostile takeover, corporate governance, responsibilities and legitimate practice of board of directors, implementation and maintenance of internal report system (whistle blower), organization of a third-party investigation committee, stockholder’s derivative lawsuits, preparation and holding of stock holders’ meeting.
Banking & Finance
Kuboi & Partners provides legal counsel to financial institutions, ranging from a mega bank, regional banks, to commercial lenders. We have extensive experience with many aspects of banking and commercial financing, including protecting lenders against loss if a borrower defaults or goes bankrupted, protecting lenders against claims from borrowers, guarantors, and /or customers of financial products, and protecting lenders during foreclosure proceedings. We provide legal advice on all aspects of banking transactions including but not limited to security for loans, bank account deposits and withdrawals, handling of bills of exchange, and syndicated loans.
Business Transactions & Debt Collection
We help clients’ commercial activities by providing advice on the structure of transactions and related legal issues as well as negotiating, drafting, and/or reviewing contracts.
Debt collection is an unwelcome but indispensable business activity for most Japanese businesses. Kuboi & Partners has extensive experience in these areas of laws and practices and help clients maximize their gains when the relationship with their business partner becomes difficult.
In recent business transactions, legal issues related to antitrust laws, unfair competitive laws, and laws protecting subcontractors must be carefully taken account. Kuboi & Partners help clients to be in compliance with these laws, regulations, most recent guidelines, by analyzing issues and providing with our legal opinions.
Kuboi & Partners handles mergers and acquisitions whether through stock purchase, assets purchase, issuance of stocks to a buyer, or division of corporation. We assist clients in every aspect of a transaction, structuring, financing, regulatory approval, due diligence, valuation and operational issues.
Our lawyers are able to draft, negotiate, and review contracts. Our lawyers handle individual disputes with minor shareholders.
Commercial Litigation & Disputes Resolution
Kuboi & Partners represents businesses in complex disputes. Our lawyers have considerable experience representing business clients in courts throughout the country. We handle cases of all sizes; ranging from less than 1,000,000 yen to more than multi billion yen. Business law matters handled by Kuboi & Partners include the following.
- Breach of Contract Disputes
- Shareholder Disputes
- Derivative Law Suits
- Employment Litigation
- Product Liability Litigation
- Real Estate & Lease Disputes
- Disputes Related to Financial Products
Tax Disputes and Litigation
Kuboi & Partners provides following services regarding tax disputes and litigation
- Consultation, advice and response to tax audits (attendance,drafting opinions)
- Consultation, advice, and representation regarding tax disputes
(requests for reexamination of taxable disposition, request for administrative review and tax litigation)
Kuboi & Partners provides legal services for business importing and exporting goods and services. Our lawyers assist clients in tapping into foreign markets by planning, negotiating, and drafting or reviewing agreements. Our lawyers also provide support for incorporating company, reorganization, M&A, planning exit scheme, litigation and arbitration in such foreign markets.
Kuboi & Partners also provides legal services and support for foreign companies tapping into Japanese market (incorporating company, reorganization and M&A) and doing business in Japan.
Real Estate Transactions & Disputes
Lawyers of Kuboi & Partners know not only laws and regulations related to real estate but also understand business practices. We assist clients in buying and selling real estate, leasing and maintaining their property and negotiating and drafting real estate related agreements. We represent clients in litigations or mediations related their real estate, including breach of contract disputes, landlord tenant disputes, organization and operation of condo owners’ association board, boundary disputes and other neighbor disputes. We have extensive experience in negotiating and litigating over construction disputes.
Labor & Employment
Kuboi & Partners provides clients advice on employment related issues based on Japanese employment and labor laws, current government policies and recent court decisions. We are handling employment litigations and labor tribunal proceedings
Our lawyers have extensively litigated complicated tort cases involving plant accidents, industrial facilities and machineries, car accidents, medical malpractices and products liabilities.
Intellectual Property Law
Our lawyers provide consultation on matters related to trademarks, copy rights, patents, and other intellectual properties.
Our lawyers are able to advice clients on all types of insurance related problems, questions and disputes.
Reorganization and Bankruptcy
Kuboi & Partners provides legal services and support for the rehabilitation of a small and medium-sized enterprise (“SME”) e.g. (i) representing the SME to negotiate with banking institutions for securing a moratorium on payments of the debt, (ii) providing the SME with consulting, advising and representing services for rehabilitation cases which involve SME Business Rehabilitation Support Co-operative or Regional Economy Vitalization Corporation of Japan, (iii) planning for restructuring and management improvement of the SME.
Kuboi & Partners provides consulting and advising service and represents our client regarding legal bankruptcy proceedings, civil rehabilitation proceedings, company rehabilitation proceedings, special liquidation proceedings and other private rehabilitation schemes.
Corporate Criminal Investigation
Kuboi & Partners provides individual and corporate officers with skilled white collar criminal defense in courts throughout Japan. Our lawyers provide legal counsel to clients charged with the following types of crimes:
- Antitrust Charges and Unfair competition practice
- Bribery, Extortion
- False Advertising and Fraud
- Insider Trading
- Accounting and Financial Fraud
- Investment Fraud