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ABOUT Hayabusa Asuka Law Offices


4th Floor, Kasumigaseki Building 3-2-5
Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100-6004 Japan


Shinji ITOH

The philosophy at Hayabusa Asuka Law Offices is to provide clients with high-quality legal service based on the teamwork of our alliance of specialists.

Hayabusa Asuka Law Offices offers its clients a wide range of specialized lawyers who are very proficient in their fields. Our team includes former judges, corporate attorneys with in-house experience at major firms, attorneys with previous assignments at central government ministries and agencies as well as professors at law schools, all of whom are well supported by young motivated and aspired attorneys who excel in foreign languages and specialized fields. At Hayabusa Asuka Law Offices, we are constantly striving to find solutions for our clients on a large variety of legal issues both in Japan and overseas. Major Japanese corporations as well as a number of overseas firms and multi-national corporations are examplesof satisfied clients of our firm.

Hayabusa Asuka Law Offices provides comprehensive domestic and international legal advice in various areas of law as described below:


General Corporate/International

At Hayabusa Asuka Law Offices we tend to give advice on general corporate/international matters only after first consulting with our corporate clients in order to find effective and practical solutions that are suitable for their circumstances. While doing so we take into account all relevant aspects of a case includingthe social and economic environments which our clients face. In addition, we are involved in matters relating to general shareholders’ meetings, the drafting of contracts, articles of incorporation and other company rules as well as the establishment of internal controls, employment rules and other regulations. Moreover, we provide legal support in several areas such as conflict resolution through negotiations with third parties.


Corporate Rehabilitation/Bankruptcy

The firm provides legal guidance to creditors on how to protect their interests when their business partners incur financial difficulties as well as to businesses with financial difficulties themselves, especially by designing rehabilitation plans including re-capitalization measures


Finance/Real Estate

Hayabusa Asuka Law Offices has been involved in the field of structured finance since the early days of securitization of real estate. We have also provided legal counsel onseveral types of financial matters, from issuance of new shares and corporate bonds to structured finance which is primarily the securitization of real estate. The firm has extensive expertise in legal issues regarding the acquisition, development and management of real estate.

Intellectual Property Rights/Entertainment

Hayabusa Asuka Law Offices is very familiar with the importance of the protection of intellectual property such as trademarks, copyright and design rights as a crucial aspect to all businesses worldwide. Needless to say, our attorneys are sometimes called upon to respond to infringements and acts of unfair competition. Other modern-day legal issues managed by the firm include issues related to the entertainment and media industry (e.g., film, music, television, and computer software).



While primarily representing the employer‘s side, we have a great deal of experience in this area, from responses to industrial tribunals, the Labor Relations Commission and courts in regard to disputes about labor related litigation and collective bargains to the provision of advice on the enactment of employment rules and revisions thereto (we also have provided legal advice on many generalemployment-related issues).


Information Technology & Communication

Hayabusa Asuka Law Offices resolves international disputes regarding information and communication technologies of businesses. Our attorneys handle cases such as software licensing and system development while taking into consideration cyber law, information law and other related laws.


Corporate Restructuring/M&A

Our firm has an abundant degree of experience in organizational restructuring,mergers and acquisitions (M&A). We utilize the specialized knowledge we have not merely fromour strong familairity with the Companies Act, the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, the Antimonopoly Act and other Japanese laws but also from our accounting and tax practice,in order to provide appropriate support to our clients in line with their needs. We are involved in all processes of business restructuring (M&A) including the examination and selection of schemes such as merger, de-merger, asset deals or stock transfers, due diligence, and negotiations and reconciliation of the interests of relevant parties.



We are constantly engaged in litigation, arbitration and enforcement cases in a large spectrum of fields, from general business disputes to  specific litigation matters concerning finance, tax, labor, intellectual property rights, criminal cases and other areas.  In particular, we have handled a significant number of litigation and temporary injunction cases regarding the infringement of intellectual property rights, as well as external affairs cases and litigation cases pertaining to international trade disputes.