With our extensive knowledge and experience in a wide range of corporate legal fields and cross-border transactions, we provide integrated legal and tax advice to clients in Japan and overseas, including owners, founding shareholders, wealthy individuals and wealth management businesses in the following areas:
(1) Business and asset acquisition and management
(2) Business and asset investment
(3) Succession of businesses and assets
We also provide advice on structuring family governance for the succession of businesses and assets across multiple generations. Throughout the course of our history, we have advised international clients with businesses and assets in Japan and/or who are residing in Japan.
During the growth and development of a company, including through IPOs and buyouts, owners and founding shareholders often go through a process of acquiring certain assets, including shares in the company, reinvesting the assets either by themselves or through an asset management company or family office and passing on the assets to the next generation. These processes are of great importance to both the company and its owners and founding shareholders. Due to the multifaceted and broad scope of factors to be considered, it is necessary to have guidance on the legal aspects of corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, finance, trust structures and various other corporate vehicles and inheritance law, as well as on aspects of income tax, corporation tax, asset tax and international tax. In particular, due to the increasing degree of globalization of corporations in recent years, cross-jurisdictional factors have become indispensable. In addition, it is also necessary to conduct regular reviews to respond appropriately to the current climate in which property tax, such as inheritance tax and gift tax, is being strengthened.
The background and needs of each client and project are different. Accordingly, we engage in detailed discussions and objective analysis for each matter, and then provide continuous advice from a medium- to long-term perspective to truly meet each client's needs.