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Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower, 28th Floor
1-9-10, Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-0032

+81 3 6271 9900
+81 3 5549 7720

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) has provided exceptional legal services to clients operating in Japan and internationally for four decades, and is one of the oldest, since opening its doors as an associated office of Baker & McKenzie in 1972. We currently have over 160 professionals who are bengoshi, gaikokuho jimu bengoshi, foreign attorneys, tax and patent attorneys, as well as economists — the size of our office is unrivalled by any other international firm in Tokyo.

Collaborating with our integrated network of more than 4,000 lawyers around the world, we provide solution-oriented advice in various legal areas, including cross-border and multinational M&A, corporate law, banking and finance, intellectual property, international tax and litigation. We also focus on industries including pharmaceuticals, hotels and real estate, and major projects, with a concentration on energy, mining and infrastructure.

We have a diversified unit of both Japanese domestic and foreign lawyers who work collaboratively to serve domestic, foreign and multinational clients. Most of our lawyers are bilingual and understand cultural and linguistic sensitivities, which gives us the unique ability to meet the needs of businesses in Japan.

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Every day our more than 4,000 lawyers, economists, tax advisors and other professionals share insights and best practices across borders and practices. We speak more than 75 languages and represent more than 55 nationalities, and the close relationships among our people fosters the trust needed to develop and deliver world-class solutions to multinational clients.

We share an uncompromising commitment to excellence, which explains why more of our lawyers are included as leading lawyers in the Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Best Lawyers than any other Global 20 law firm.

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We are passionately global — it's in our DNA.

We started with a vision of going global and were in eight countries before our 10th anniversary. Today we have 77 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
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We service clients throughout the world and in some countries where we do not have offices, working with carefully selected local firms to leverage our global knowledge and capabilities.

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We offer world-class career opportunities around the globe, while our entrepreneurial culture makes Baker & McKenzie a unique place to develop professionally.

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