New opportunities in the legal industry

The explosion of the financial technology or “fintech” industry has been one of the most notable developments of the global financial services industry in recent years.

The fintech industry is comprised of companies that make use of new technologies to provide financial services traditionally offered by banks, companies that partner with banks to provide financial services using innovative technologies, and other companies that provide financial technology services. Japanese law firms must adapt to the legislative changes in industries such as fintech. Where our firm has a long history of representing and advising clients in industries such as the automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, food, and machinery industries, we have become adept over the past few years at keeping pace with domestic and international client requests to assist with crypto-currency issues and other fintech matters.

Expertise in areas such as intellectual property, corporate law, civil law, and labor law crosses over frequently when working with clients who are looking to enter the fintech industry in Japan.