Iwata Godo: Japan - Tokyo

Iwata Godo: Japan - Tokyo


Iwata Godo was established in 1902 as one of the pioneering law firms in Japan specializing in legal services for business corporations by the late Chuzo Iwata, an attorney at law, who was to serve later in such various political, judicial and academic posts as the Minister of Justice, member of the House of Peers, the President of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and the

President of Gakushikai (the Association of Imperial University Graduates). Since its founding, Iwata Godo has provided legal services to numerous leading Japanese conglomerates, corporations, banks and other entities, constantly expanding its practice in step with the growth of the Japanese economy.

Traditionally, Iwata Godo has enjoyed a strong reputation nationally in litigation and all aspects of corporate and financial law. Expansion over recent decades has allowed Iwata Godo to provide specialized legal services in the fields of competition law, employment law, intellectual property law, technology, media and telecommunications and data protection, pharmaceutical law, corporate and regulatory compliance, AML and financial crime, environmental law and, with many of its attorneys qualified in foreign (non-Japanese) jurisdictions, international commercial transactions.

Practice areas

  • Corporate
  • Bankruptcy, Corporate Reorganization / Rehabilitation
  • Crisis Management
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Economic Law / Competition Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Finance and Financial Institutions
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-Profit, Public Corporations and Pro Bono
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

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