Commercial Law in Japan
Yurakucho Denki Building Minamikan 6th floor 1-7-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku,, Tokyo, 100-0006
Founded in 1964, Daiichi Legal Professional Corporation is a full-service commercial law firm representing domestic and global companies through its Tokyo and Osaka offices.
We have a long history of handling matters in conventional practice areas, such as IP, labor & employment, insolvency, and commercial and IP litigation. In fact, Daiichi lawyers are continuously highly-ranked in “Best Lawyers in Japan” in the areas of Corporate and M&A, IP, Labor and Employment, Real Estate, Insolvency, and Criminal Defense.
At the same time, we are also responsive to the fast-changing demands of international commerce and technology that our clients face. We are well-positioned to provide our clients with cutting-edge advice in matters involving such emerging legal fields as Blockchain Technology, AI, RPA, Big Data and IoT.
As a mid-sized firm, we are committed to providing our clients with superior legal advice and innovative solutions so you can achieve your goals.
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Our motto is “Your Vision First”.
Corporate / M&A
Litigation / Dispute Resolution
Startups / Innovation
Kei Kimura is a partner at Daiichi LPC and the head of the Cross-Border Transactions practice in the Tokyo Office. He initially specialized in M&A, corporate litigation and general corporate matters, and later expanded his practice to international transactions such as cross-border joint ventures, in-bound/out-bound company set-up, IP license agreements and distribution/agency agreements.
After obtaining an LL.M. in Taxation at Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C. and a Diploma in Tax Policy at Harvard Kennedy School in Boston, Massachusetts, he has created transaction/entity structures considering tax efficiency to maximize clients’ benefit. In handling tax practice, he has also developed a strong network of Japanese Tax CPAs necessary to handle tax planning and tax returns before Japanese tax authorities.
Kei was seconded to the largest Asian/Singaporean law firm, Rajah & Tann, a major U.S. law firm, Foley and Lardner, a major Indian firm, Nishith Desai Associates, where he gained significant experience in cross-border transactions among Asia, the U.S. and Japan. He also provides support to international clients about data privacy issues such as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance.
Kei passed the Japanese Bar in 2005 and the New York Bar in 2015.
Osaka University, School of Law (LL.B.), 2005
Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. in Taxation), 2015
Harvard University, Kennedy School (Diploma in Comparative Tax Policy), 2015
Foley & Lardner LLP (United States) , Visiting Attorney, 2015
Nishith Desai Associates (Singapore), Visiting Attorney, 2016
Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP (Singapore), Visiting Attorney, 2016
Supreme Court of Japan, Legal Training and Research Institute, 2006-2007
Japan Tax Jurisprudence, 2013-Present
Uniform CPA Exam, Subject Passed (REG), 2014
JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), Cross-border Transaction Counsel, Fiscal Year 2018
Publication and Seminars
“English Language Contracts (Advanced)” , March 13, 2019
“Legal Workshop for International Business,” sponsored by JETRO, February 27, 2019
“English Language Contracts (Basic)” , December 12, 2018
“Practice for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation),” April 24, 2018
“Nuts and Bolts of English Language Contracts,” sponsored by JETRO, March 1, 2018
“Virtual Currency; Laws and Practice,” February 15, 2018
“Impact of GDPR,” November 14, 2017
“Singapore Law Seminar,” March 15, 2017
“Nuts and Bolts of English Language Contracts,” sponsored by JETRO, January 25, 2017
“Cross-border Business Support; Singapore and Asia,” Business Law Journal, August, 2016
“Tax Governance as Corporate Social Responsibility,” Business Law Journal, August, 2017
“Q&A in Solutions to Business Problems”, Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing, 2008