Practice Areas

Inbound or outbound, TSLO’s attorneys provide our clients with cost effective and high-quality representation that meets our clients’ needs. We believe in developing relationships with our clients, understanding their businesses and in giving pro-active, preventative and practical legal advice.

Outsourced In-House Legal Department

We can take care of a company’s legal matters from start to finish, including: incorporation, corporate secretarial, HR, regulatory, contract work, corporate transactions, restructurings, capital increases/reductions, liquidations, etc.
We understand the role of in-house counsel, as well as the intercultural subtleties and language issues of international companies operating in Japan. At the same time, we also are mindful of matters from a business perspective.
Our bilingual attorneys have substantial practice time working in corporate legal departments and large U.S. and Japanese law firms, along with experience covering diverse industries. We are the premier Japanese law firm for outsourced in-house counsel services.

International Corporate Transactions

We are attorneys with business sense, able to balance the needs of both business and legal stakeholders. Whether you are an overseas company seeking to break into the Japanese market, or a Japanese company doing business in Japan, TSLO is uniquely positioned to provide high-quality and cost-effective legal advice.

Litigation and Arbitration:

Not many Japanese law firms can claim successful representation of a sovereign in a high-stakes, highly politicized and highly publicized litigation. TSLO was chosen not only because we have superb litigation expertise, but because we also have the cultural and language capacities essential to address the concerns of the stakeholders involved.

Employment and Labor Law

Whether representing corporate clients or individuals, TSLO has substantial experience in devising proactive approaches to potential labor and employment issues, as well as with labor litigation. We also help to prepare rules of employment, employment agreements, and collective agreements, etc.

M&A, Dissolutions and Business Alliances

TSLO conducts small to mid-sized Mergers & Acquisitions (e.g. due diligence, documentation and negotiation), formation and maintenance of business alliances (e.g. joint ventures), as well as bankruptcy and dissolution matters.

Trust and Estates, Family and Criminal Law Issues

We also handle inheritance issues, preparation of wills, divorce cases, etc. for individuals. We help to resolve these types of issues through our understanding of different legal systems, cultures and languages.