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September 20, 2016: Atsumi & Sakai and Tricor K.K. launch a one-stop Japan FDI legal and business support service

Atsumi & Sakai and Tricor K.K. launch a one-stop Japan FDI
legal and business support service

Although the Japanese government’s “Invest Japan” program is seeking to make Japan a leading target for global FDI through the simplification and relaxation of onerous regulations and procedures, there are still many legal and practical matters inhibiting foreign investment into Japan; these range from a legal system unfamiliar to foreign investors, to inherent language difficulties, cultural differences, and a relatively small pool of professional advisers with the appropriate expertise and experience. In order to address these issues, leading Tokyo law firm Atsumi & Sakai ("A&S") and Tokyo-based corporate services provider Tricor K.K. ("Tricor") have expanded their existing alliance with the launch of a "One-Stop Japan FDI Support Service"* to assist foreign investors seeking to invest in Japan, and subsequently work with them as they grow their Japanese businesses.
In providing this service, A&S and Tricor will leverage off a combination of the ability of A&S to field teams of expert Japanese lawyers and experienced international lawyers, and Tricor’s in-depth knowledge and years of experience of assisting foreign companies in the Japanese market to provide a comprehensive range of Japanese legal and business support services for FDI investors to establish and grow their Japanese businesses, including:
• pre-investment research
• due diligence
• regulatory advice
• selection of the appropriate investment vehicle
• assistance with visa & work permits
• serviced offices and nominee directors
• HR and accounting
• permits, registrations and filings

The firms are able to offer their services in a number of foreign languages, in particular English, Chinese, and German; as the only Japanese law firm with a London office, A&S can also provide real-time advice on Japanese law to businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Americas looking at investing in Japan.

About Atsumi & Sakai
Atsumi & Sakai is a multi-award-winning, independent Tokyo law firm. The firm operates as a foreign law joint venture, combining a comprehensive Japanese-law practice with a team of foreign partners and lawyers from major international law firms to provide its clients with the benefit of both Japanese law expertise and real international experience. Expanding from its highly regarded finance practice, the firm now acts for a wide range of international and domestic companies, banks, financial institutions and other businesses.

About Tricor
Tricor Japan is part of Tricor Services, a member of the Bank of East Asia group and has been providing business support services to foreign corporations in Japan for over 15 years; it currently acts for some 350 foreign clients on matters ranging from establishing local entities, through accounting and HR management to practical support such as serviced offices and nominee services. Tricor Services is currently in 20 countries and 37 cities primarily in Asia with approximately 2,000 staff servicing 30,000 companies.

For further information, please contact:

Atsumi & Sakai: 
Japan Market Entry Service Team

Tricor K.K.: 
Akie Hamagishi, Director of Global Business Development

* Neither company gives or receives referral fees, etc. under the business alliance, nor do they make referrals for the purpose of obtaining any remuneration. Tricor does not provide any legal services for which it is not licensed.

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