Wakely Foreign Law Office

The Wakely Foreign Law Office represents foreign or Japanese government and private sector clients involved in a wide range of businesses and industrial sectors. As of December 2006, Mr. Wakely’s practice has been associated with TMI allowing clients of Wakely Foreign Law Office to benefit from a wider range of Japanese legal services provided by TMI.

We offer advice and assistance to sovereign entities, including embassies and other diplomatic missions, regarding general affairs and real estate development. The office also provides advice and assistance to companies starting and conducting business in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Wakely’s more than 25 years of experience in law, government, and business includes extensive experience in:


Practical experience acting in concert with international and Japanese law firms to provide and/or source a broad range of legal advice including:

  • transnational corporate/business transactions;
  • government relations/administrative and regulatory relations;
  • M&A, joint ventures, and new business establishment;
  • real estate developments, both sovereign and private;
  • intellectual property, advertising, and entertainment law; and
  • international litigation and arbitration;

Government and Regulatory Relations

Government experience rendering assistance and representation for foreign clients in connection with regulatory and policy issues involving various levels and agencies of Japanese government; and

General Business

General business experience in Japan over a wide range of industries providing a broad range of consultation services related to establishing, conducting, and restructuring business in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region.