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Southeast Asia has been a growing region of economic relevance to Japan, with a staggering 40% of outbound annual investment from the country focused on the region in 2022. Singapore remains a longstanding regional hub for investment work, and home to the largest number of Japanese subsidiaries outside Japan. It is this strong demand in the region from Japanese clients that has driven our strategic move to launch a Japan Desk in Singapore in 2023.
Our Japan Desk has team members in Singapore and Tokyo closely working together to provide legal advice primarily to Japanese clients on cross-border transactions, as well as a broad range of matters arising post investment in Singapore and other jurisdictions in Southeast Asia.
With decades of experience, we have a deep commercial understanding of the business landscape and cultural nuances across Southeast Asia and Japan. Led by Yutaka Sakashita, our multijurisdictional team allows our Japanese and international clients to access and work with lawyers qualified in various jurisdictions.VIEW IN JAPANESE
Our multidisciplinary and multijurisdictional expertise
Our Japan desk in Singapore is supported by a wide bench of experienced partners across our Singapore and Tokyo offices. Yutaka Sakashita (Partner, Japan Desk lead, Singapore), Kazumitsu Goto (Partner, Tokyo) and Adeline Goh (Associate, Singapore) elaborate on their areas of focus and how they can help.
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25 April 2023 | Article
Change – How Japan's investment environment has improved over the past decade
8 March 2023 | Article
Data protection risks in a data driven economy: Tougher enforcement of data privacy laws in the Asia-Pacific region
26 January 2023 | Article
An update on the rules and regulations governing the private placements of fund interests to Japan investors – January 2023
9 January 2023 | Firm news
Withers KhattarWong strengthens cross-border M&A practice and launches its Japan Desk with Japanese partner Yutaka Sakashita
3 October 2022 | Firm news
Withers strengthens Tokyo corporate practice with hire of senior lawyer Kazumitsu Goto
28 April 2022 | Article