I am pleased to present to you DLA Piper’s “Doing Business in Japan” Guide.

Japan is the world’s third largest economy and remains cutting-edge in business. In 2012, 68 Global 500 Companies were headquartered in Japan, demonstrating the strong global orientation of Japanese businesses. Japan can be counted on to make long-term investments, due to its culture of respect for the individual, value for education, demand for quality and fostering of prosperous communities. It is also resilient and able to respond to change. Foreign companies can reap long-term financial and strategic benefits in Japan.

Japan is a unique player in the Asia-Pacific, having emerged as a market long before many of its currently emerging neighbours and therefore occupying an important role in building regional prosperity and security. Japan can also be contrasted with its Western business partners, because although it stands on similar economic footing, its rich culture means that Japan will always be a unique and delightful business partner.

Doing business in Japan has never been easier. It is also safe, relatively deregulated, consistent, profitable and enjoyable.

This Guide can assist you to realise your potential in the Japan market, whether you want to invest in Japan or do business with Japan. It covers key areas including the Companies Act, M&A, employment law, taxation, contract law, product liability and dispute resolution. Some of the legal concepts may even seem familiar, with Japan’s legal system having been influenced by Anglo-American models.

Please see full guide below for more information.

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Topics:  Advertising, Anti-Monopoly, Board of Directors, Bribery, Business Companies Act, Business Taxes, Choice of Entity, Compliance, Contractors, Controlled Foreign Corporations, Corporate Taxes, Dispute Resolution, Environmental Policies, FEFTA, Foreign Banks, Foreign Corporations, Foreign Investment, Foreign Jurisdictions, Foreign Nationals, Income Taxes, Incorporation, International Labor Laws, International Tax Issues, Japan, Joint Stock Companies, Marketing, Patents, Property Tax, Real Estate Transfers, Restraints, Sales & Use Tax, Subcontractors, Tax Haven, Trade Secrets, Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices, Waste Disposal, White Collar Crimes

Published In: Antitrust & Trade Regulation Updates, General Business Updates, International Trade Updates, Mergers & Acquisitions Updates, Tax Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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