Linklaters’ Tokyo office is a partnership formed pursuant to the Japanese Civil Code under the name “Gaikokuho Kyodo-Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho Linklaters” whose business name is "Linklaters Tokyo". Linklaters Tokyo is affiliated with Linklaters LLP, a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The office provides integrated Japanese and English law advice.
The Japanese legislation regulating the practice of lawyers (the Practising Attorney Law for bengoshi and the Special Measures Law concerning the Handling of Legal Business by Foreign Lawyers for gaikokuho jimu-bengoshi) permits Japanese-qualified lawyers (bengoshi) to form a partnership with only those non-Japanese lawyers who are registered foreign lawyers in Japan (gaikokuho jimu-bengoshi). In accordance with this legislation, the Linklaters Tokyo office is organised as a local partnership whose partners comprise only Japanese-qualified lawyers (bengoshi) and those Linklaters LLP partners who are registered foreign lawyers in Japan (gaikokuho jimu-bengoshi). The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of the LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications.
Although technically separate from the global firm due to the regulatory reasons described above, Linklaters Tokyo will continue to operate as an integral part of Linklaters global network.
Details of the legislation referred to above are available from the Tokyo office.
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