Withers is one of the world’s first international law firms dedicated to the business, personal and philanthropic interests of successful people, their businesses, families and advisers. With over 160 partners and more than 850 other staff members in 17 offices across Europe, US, Asia Pacific and the Caribbean, Withers has unparalleled expertise in the key legal issues facing individuals, their businesses and their families. Its clients’ interests span 80 countries and the firm has acted for 63% of the top 100 UK ‘Sunday Times Rich List’, and a significant number of the US ‘Forbes List’ of Richest Americans and the Asian ‘Hurun Rich List’.
Established in 2015, the Tokyo office has a team of leading lawyers with more than 20 years of experience working in Asia, equipped with the experience to advise Japan’s most prominent companies and international corporations on inbound and outbound cross-jurisdictional transactions. Working collaboratively with colleagues across Withers’ global office network, the team in the Tokyo office specialises in Japanese tax and private client matters, real estate, and investment funds. The team are also specialists in structuring foreign investment funds investing into Japan real estate, serving as the leading adviser to major fund groups.
Tokyo is also one of the cities with the largest number of millionaire residents, and the lawyers are equipped with the expertise to provide private client work with Withers being the go to firm for a number of private banks.