1. About Atsumi & Sakai
Our firm’s name is Atsumi Sakai Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo (“A&S”); we are a partnership organized in accordance with the Japanese Civil Code, and a foreign law joint enterprise regulated by the Bengoshi Law, the Law on Special Measures concerning the Handling of Legal Services by Foreign Lawyers and regulations of the Nichibenren (the Japan Federation of Bar Associations) and bar associations to which our lawyers belong. We are authorized to advise on the laws of Japan, the laws of the US states of New York and California, the Federal laws of the United States, the laws of Germany, the People’s Republic of China, the state of Queensland, Australia and Australian Federal laws (such laws other than Japanese law being “Foreign Laws”). Our lawyers comprise Japanese lawyers (“Bengoshi”) and foreign lawyers registered to advise on their respective Foreign Law(s) in Japan (“Registered Foreign Lawyers”).
2. Legal Advice
Unless stated otherwise in any correspondence or document from A&S (together, “Documents”), any opinions or advice given in any Document by A&S on any law is given under the supervision and authority of (i) in respect of Japanese law or any law other than a Foreign Law, a specified lawyer at A&S who is a Bengoshi, or (ii) in respect of any Foreign Law, a specified Registered Foreign Lawyer at A&S permitted to advise on such law in Japan.