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Hiromasa Ogawa

Partner Kojima Law Offices

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  • Japan

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  • Foreign Direct Investment
Gobancho Kataoka Bldg. 4F Gobancho 2-7 Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-0076
Tokyo Japan

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HIROMASA OGAWA is a partner of Kojima Law Offices.  His practice primarily focuses on representing Japanese and international corporate clients in their cross boarder investments.  He is the head of the firm’s Foreign Direct Investment Practice Group and Labor and Employment Practice Group.

Mr. Ogawa joined Kojima Law Offices in 1994 and was promoted to partner in 2000.  Soon after he joined, Kojima Law Offices started the practice of advising Japanese companies investing into India.  Mr. Ogawa heads up the firm’s Indian practice handling cases such as the following: 

Assisting the Japanese Government in the mutual agreement procedure under the Japan / India Tax Treaty representing a Japanese motorcycle manufacturer which was charged Indian corporate income taxes based on the alleged Permanent Establishment in India

  • Assisting Japanese companies in the buy-out of Indian joint venture partners’ shares of Indian Listed / Non-listed Companies
  • Representing a Japanese company at the International Chamber of Commerce arbitration against an Indian corporate in connection with alleged breach of technical collaboration agreement
  • Mr. Ogawa has spoken / lectured for various seminar companies on doing business in India.  He also has a vast experience advising Japanese companies doing business in the United States, European countries and Asian countries.

 Another key area of his practice is advising foreign companies doing business in Japan.  Mr. Ogawa plays a key role in communicating between local management and foreign parent companies taking into account the unique Japanese business environment and practices, including the complex Japanese labor regulatory issues (advisory as well as representing clients in settlement and legal proceedings), and standard corporate/commercial matters.

Mr. Ogawa is a co-author of:

  • "Practical Law Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2015/2016 (Japan Chapter)" (English, collective writing) (Practical Law Company 2015);
  • "Company Formation - A Practice Global Guide, Third Edition" (English, collective writing) (Globe Business Publishing Ltd, 2015)
  • "Labour Law: A Practical Global Guide, Japan Chapter" (English, collective writing) (Globe Business Publishing Ltd, March 2011)
  • "Company Formation - A Practice Global Guide" (English, collective writing) (Globe Business Publishing Ltd, 2006)
  • "Cash Management Under Japanese Law"(English, collective writing) (Euro-Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT) 2004)

 Mr. Ogawa received his Bachelor Degree of Law at Chuo University and is a member of Dai-Ni Tokyo Bar Association and Japan Federation of Bar Association.  He is also a member of Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ).  He is fluent in English and Japanese.

Firm Description

Kojima Law Offices is a law firm in Tokyo, founded in 1984. The firm is a partnership with attorneys qualified in Japan and foreign jurisdictions, and of counsels who are certified tax accountants and certified public accountants. Kojima Law Offices handles domestic and international corporate legal matters, commercial contracts, intellectual property law, labor law, tax, domestic and international dispute resolutions, and cross-border investment transactions, with numerous inbound/outbound transactions from/into the United States, Europe, India and other Asian countries.