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Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba was founded in April 1989 by its three name partners and their associates. With our experience in the areas of international and domestic business transactions and litigation, our goal has always been to effectively accommodate the needs of clients while providing superior and reliable legal advice.

We pride ourselves on the ability to meet the complicated demands of corporate clients in an ever-changing world economy. Our expertise spans various areas of law, including commercial transactions, corporate, M&A, bankruptcy, antitrust, intellectual property, labor & employment and general litigation/arbitration. Many lawyers in our firm have obtained advanced legal degrees abroad and worked at foreign law firms. Many are recognized experts in their fields of practice. It is this depth of experience that enables us to provide timely and hands-on counsel to domestic and international corporations on a wide range of cross-border matters.

While the trend for law firms in Japan has been to increase its attorney-count, we firmly believe that by maintaining and enhancing our clients' trust, our firm can and will keep growing organically as a mid-sized law firm practicing efficiently and effectively in many different practice areas.

News

2019.10.17 Seminar

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Tsuyoshi Suzuki played the role of a party’s counsel in a mock emergency-arbitrator arbitration in the 2019 ICC Arbitration Seminar in Japan organized by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Japan and co-organized by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Paris), and the Japan International Dispute Resolution Center (JIDRC) on October 16.

2019.10.04 Awards

Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba and its attorneys have been recognized in the following practice areas by "Who's Who Legal 2019" published by Law Business Research:

"Global Leader: Asset Recovery 2019" Junya Naito
"National Leader: Japan - Arbitration 2019" Junya Naito
"National Leader: Japan - Arbitration 2019" Tsuyoshi Suzuki
"National Leader: Japan - Competition 2019" Nobuaki Mukai

2019.08.01 Information

Junya Naito has been reappointed as a Committee Member of the Tokyo District Court Committee.

2019.08.01 Information

Junya Naito has been reappointed as a Committee Member of the Tokyo District Court Committee.

2019.05.20 Information

We are pleased to announce the renewal of our website on May 20, 2019.

2019.04.07 Information

Junya Naito serves as the manager (kanji) of the Conference Regarding Operation of Civil Litigation for the year starting from April 2019. The members of the Conference are composed of judges from the Tokyo District Court and attorneys from the three Bar Associations in Tokyo.

2019.04.02 Information

Shinichiro Daimon joined the firm as an attorney through the Ministry of Justice's Work Experience Program for Assistant Judges and Public Prosecutors.

2019.04.01 Information

Kohei Sato joined the firm as associate.

2019.10.17 Seminar

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Tsuyoshi Suzuki played the role of a party’s counsel in a mock emergency-arbitrator arbitration in the 2019 ICC Arbitration Seminar in Japan organized by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Japan and co-organized by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Paris), and the Japan International Dispute Resolution Center (JIDRC) on October 16.

2019.06.05 Seminar

Junya Naito served as a panelist at the SIAC-JAA Tokyo Conference 2019 entitled “Perils and Precautions in Complex Disputes: Navigating Multiple Contracts, Multiple Parties, and Multiple Proceedings” held in Tokyo, Japan on June 4, 2019.

2019.04.03 Seminar

Takashi Kobayashi presented a lecture entitled "Utilization of the Antimonopoly Act in Civil Procedures" at a seminar for practitioners held by the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association on April 4, 2019.

2019.02.01 Seminar

Shinichiro Uemura presented a lecture entitled "Seminar on Trade Unions in the Philippines" held by The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines, Inc. in Makati, Philippines on February 26, 2019. He addressed measures that management can utilize when dealing with trade unions in the Philippines.

2018.11.09 Seminar

Yuriko Kanematsu served as a moderator at the FICPI-JAPAN Osaka Symposium 2018 (Session 2: Recent Developments of Counterfeit Goods Border Measures) held in Osaka, Japan on November 2, 2018.

2019.10.04 Awards

Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba and its attorneys have been recognized in the following practice areas by "Who's Who Legal 2019" published by Law Business Research:

"Global Leader: Asset Recovery 2019" Junya Naito
"National Leader: Japan - Arbitration 2019" Junya Naito
"National Leader: Japan - Arbitration 2019" Tsuyoshi Suzuki
"National Leader: Japan - Competition 2019" Nobuaki Mukai

2019.05.01 Awards

Momo-o, Matsuo and Namba is ranked as a Recommended Firm in Japan and Junya Naito has once again been ranked as a Dispute Resolution Star in the practice areas of Commercial and Transactions by "Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2019" published by Euromoney Institutional Investor.

2019.04.06 Awards

Junya Naito has been selected by his peers as The Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year 2020" for his work in Arbitration and Mediation in Tokyo. This is the third time Mr. Naito has been recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year." He was previously recognized in 2013 and 2018. Only one lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as "Lawyer of the Year."

2019.02.01 Awards

Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba and Junya Naito have been ranked in the practice area of "Dispute Resolution: Domestic Japan" in "Chambers Global 2019" by Chambers and Partners.

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Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba works integrally with our clients throughout the world as the only Japan member of Interlaw, the elite-ranked international network of full-service independent law firms.

Interlaw is an elite international network of more than 80 pre-vetted, annually reviewed, full-service independent law firms in more than 150 cities worldwide comprising over 7,000 lawyers. Interlawyers are fluent in the rules, laws, customs and language of their own jurisdiction as well as in English, and many hold advanced legal degrees from internationally regarded universities and law schools. There is never a fee for referral between Interlaw member firms and every Interlaw member will extend “Best Client” status to clients referred from fellow Interlawyers. Criteria for membership include impeccable ethical standards, reputation for excellence, client responsiveness, expertise in legal representation, transparency in billing, technological capabilities and shared core values. Prospective clients are encouraged to review the expertise of the member firms at www.Interlaw.com.

Practice Areas

The legal issues facing our global and local clients are diverse and represent an ever-changing and increasingly integrated world economy. This reality is reflected in our attorneys who are internationally-recognized experts in practice areas such as litigation and arbitration, corporate law and compliance, M&A, antitrust and competition, bankruptcy and reorganization, intellectual property and labor and employment.

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Kojimachi Diamond Building
4-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 102-0083 Japan

Awards

  • chambers Asia Pacific
  • LEGAL 500
  • grobal chambers 2019
  • BENCHMARK LITIGATION Asia Pacific