• China

Under its status as a socialist market economy, China has transformed its reputation as the “world’s factory” into the “world’s market” and developed a world-class capacity in cutting-edge areas, including electronic payment services and e-commerce. Being the second largest economy in the world, both in name and in substance, China is now an extremely important country for Japanese businesses. TMI has long focused on providing support to Japanese companies for their expansion into China as well as their business dealings with Chinese companies. In the China Practice Group at the Tokyo Office, Chinese attorneys and Japanese attorneys, who are well versed in legal practice in both Japan and China, supervise a wide range of services offered by the Group, encompassing the whole of China. TMI, which opened its Shanghai Office in 1998 and its Beijing Office in 2012, has the capacity to provide services required by clients wishing to set up operations in China.

Shanghai Office

Member Attorneys

Motohiro Yamane
Stationed at the Shanghai Office as its Representative Attorney
Attorney-at-law admitted in Japan
Motohiro
Yamane

Handles numerous matters between Japan and China, particularly in establishing various types of corporations, devising transaction schemes, M&A, contract negotiation and compliance.

Guide to Our Legal Practice

The Shanghai Office provides the following legal services pursuant to the Ordinance Concerning Management of Foreign Law Offices with Representative Branches in China:

  • legal consulting and advice for expanding business in the Chinese market, including preparing legal documents for business expansion (e.g. statement of expansion intentions and joint venture contracts), support for procedures and negotiations with relevant Chinese governmental departments and offices, and support for negotiations with relevant Chinese parties;
  • resolution of various legal issues, employment matters, debt collection, and various legal disputes relating to business management in China;
  • support for local restructuring, withdrawals, and M&A;
  • liaison with Chinese lawyers;
  • gathering information on Chinese laws and ordinances;
  • support for Chinese companies entering the Japanese market;
  • legal services in China relating to Japanese laws; and
  • processing of various external matters in China.

The Shanghai Office also has an alliance with three Chinese law firms and a network of many experienced Chinese lawyers, allowing us to provide our clients with appropriate and prompt solutions to their legal matters. Furthermore, with ties between hubs, including the Tokyo Office’s China Practice Group and the Beijing Office, we can provide efficient cross-border legal services meeting each of our clients’ needs.

Access / Contact Information

Name TMI Associates Shanghai Office
Address Suite 2606, Huaihai Plaza, 1045 Huaihai Zhong Road, Shanghai 200031, China
Telephone +86(0)21-5465-2233
Facsimile +86(0)21-5465-5745
E-Mail shanghai@tmi.gr.jp
Access
  • By Subway: South Shaanxi Road Station (5 minute walk via Route 1 and 12, and 3 minute walk via Route 10)
  • By Taxi: Approximately 50 minutes from Shanghai Pudong International Airport / Approximately 30 minutes from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

*Building Name: Huaihai Guoji Guang Chang, a building at Huaihai Lu and Xiang Yang Lu.

Beijing Office

Member Attorneys

Iho HOJO
Stationed at the Beijing
Office as its
Chief Representative Attorney
Attorney-at-law
admitted in Japan
Iho HOJO

Provides legal services to the fullest extent for any and all issues relating to companies’ business activities in China, including M&A in China and between Japan and China, establishing corporations and withdrawal from markets by cooperating with local attorneys and each of TMI Associates’ offices, including the Tokyo Office and the Shanghai Office.

Guide to Our Legal Practice

The Beijing Office provides the following legal services pursuant to the Ordinance Concerning Management of Foreign Law Offices with Representative Branches in China:

  • legal consulting and advice for expanding business in the Chinese market, including preparing legal documents for business expansion (e.g. statements on expansion intentions and joint venture contracts), support for procedures and negotiations with relevant Chinese governmental departments and offices, and support for negotiations with relevant Chinese parties;
  • support for M&A and local restructuring, withdrawals, etc;
  • support for antitrust law related cases (cartels, abuses of market-dominant positions, merger control, etc.)
  • handling of intellectual property cases (trademark, design, patent, copyrights infringement cases), preparation of license agreements, and support for procedures and negotiations with related public agencies;
  • resolution of employment matters, debt collection, and various legal disputes (including law suits and arbitrations) relating to business management in China;
  • liaison with Chinese lawyers;
  • gathering of information on Chinese laws and ordinances;
  • support for Chinese companies entering the Japanese market; and
  • legal services in China related to Japanese laws.

In the Beijing Office, Japanese lawyers (bengoshi) from TMI are always there to provide our clients with appropriate and prompt solutions to their legal matters, in an alliance with Chinese law firms and a network of numerous experienced Chinese lawyers, accountants and trademark attorneys. Furthermore, with strong ties between the Shanghai Office and China Practice Group in the Tokyo Office, we can provide efficient cross-border legal services meeting each of our clients’ needs.

Access / Contact Information

Name TMI Associates Beijing Office
Address Suite 2412A, Kuntai International Building
No.12 Chao Wai Street, Beijing 100020, China
Telephone +86(0)10-5925-1200
Facsimile +86(0)10-5925-1220
E-Mail beijing@tmi.gr.jp
Access
  • By Subway: Chaoyangmenwai Station(Route 2, Route 6. 7 minute walk from Exit A.)
  • By Taxi: Approximately 30 minutes from Beijing Capital International Airport.

*Building Name: Kuntai Guoji Dasha, a building along Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, 200 meters east of Waijiao Bu.

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