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City-Yuwa Partners

About City-Yuwa Partners

These four pillars serve to guide City-Yuwa Partners in providing clients with integrated legal services.
1.Professional Expertise

City-Yuwa Partners was formed on February 1, 2003, upon the merger of Yuwa Partners and the Law Department of Tokyo City Law & Tax Partners, resulting in one of Japan's leading law firms. With the merger in September of 2005 of Ohba, Ozaki & Shimasue, one of Japan's top patent litigation firms, and following the addition of new partners with various legal backgrounds, City-Yuwa has grown into one of Japan's preeminent law firms capable of providing a full range of diversified legal services.

City-Yuwa has many lawyers with experience working in various fields including as former prosecutors, high-ranking governmental officials, in-house counsels for financial institutions, trading companies and other business corporations. Many of the lawyers at City-Yuwa have additional professional qualifications, including as patent lawyers and certified public accountants, with many lawyers licensed in both Japan and foreign jurisdictions. This broad professional background enables City-Yuwa to offer practical advice and to solve any legal issues confronting clients.

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2.Broad Range of Practice Areas

City-Yuwa Partners routinely counsels its clients in areas ranging from general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, and financial transactions, including asset securitization and the formation and ongoing operations of investment funds, to intellectual property, civil and commercial litigation, and bankruptcy. City-Yuwa's attorneys are knowledgeable in a wide range of legal areas, with particular expertise in corporate law, international banking and finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, investments, real estate, intellectual property, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy and virtually all aspects of international and domestic business transactions. City-Yuwa's attorneys and support staff are fluent in English, thereby enabling the firm to counsel its foreign clients and generate documentation for complex transactions in both Japanese and English.
Practice Areas

Corporate and Commercial

City-Yuwa Partners provides a broad range of legal services to promptly and adequately serve the needs of domestic and foreign clients on various legal issues pertaining to their businesses.
Finance, Securities and Insurance

City-Yuwa Partners has long represented and advised domestic and international clients in a broad range of transactions in relation to finance, securities and insurance.

Mergers and Acquisitions

City-Yuwa Partners has continued to provide clients with expertise in M&A, and to organize and to deploy our team of attorneys to reflect the specific needs of our clients' broad range of business activities.
Real Estate

The scope of City-Yuwa's real estate services is most extensive among law firms in Japan.

Bankruptcy and Restructuring

City-Yuwa Partners has a broad range of experience in the area of bankruptcy and restructuring.

City-Yuwa Partners provides a wide range of dispute resolution services to resolve complicated commercial disputes through litigation, arbitration, mediation and other forms of ADR and enforcement actions.

Intellectual Property and Information Technology

What makes City-Yuwa Partners' practice in intellectual property and information technology so special is that it has substantial experience in a number of large-scale, complex, and technologically sophisticated patent litigation matters.
Labor and Employment

City-Yuwa's lawyers have extensive experience providing domestic and foreign companies with practical and professional advice on various labor issues and employment matters by taking into account the characteristics and corporate structure of companies.


City-Yuwa Partners supports the particular business needs of multi-national clients in a highly professional and seamless manner.

City-Yuwa Partners provides comprehensive legal services in the area of corporate compliance.

Antitrust and Competition

City-Yuwa Partners has dealt with a wide range of cases relating to antitrust and competition issues.

Industry Sectors

Energy and Natural Resources Life Sciences Foods Health Care Manufacturing Fashion and Retail Transportation and Logistics Hotels and Leisure Telecommunications Constructions Real Estate Financial Institutions Asset Management IT, Internet and Information & Communications

3.Collaboration across the Firm

City-Yuwa Partners has a wide variety of practice areas, and attorneys at City-Yuwa work across the practice areas in a flexible manner. With sixty five partners, seven Of-counsels, two special counsels, eleven counsels, and seventy two associates, in addition to three foreign attorneys, two judicial scriveners and over one hundred and eighty supporting staffs, including legal assistants, translators and secretaries, the firm continues to be widely recognized as one of Japan's prominent law firms with an established reputation for providing the highest quality of legal services to its many diversified clients.

4.Global Network

The firm maintains close contacts with leading law firms throughout the world, and often cooperates with foreign firms and their Tokyo branch offices in rendering services to their clients.

Location and Practice Areas Wise Attorney Count:

Total Offices: 1

Total Attorneys: 167

Total number of Attorneys in this Practice Area:

Practice Areas No. of Attorneys
Antitrust and Competition 3
Corporate 155
Health Care 1
IP 1
Labor & Employment 2
Litigation - General (consumer) 2
Trusts and Estates 1

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