| | DECEMBER 20239Morrison and Foerster was honored as the top foreign law firm in Japan by the Asia Business Law Journal. The firm also secured recognition as the leading firm in three distinct categories: Data Compliance and Cybersecurity, Litigation, and Real Estate. With around 50 U.S. and U.K. qualified attorneys and an equal number of Japanese bengoshi, the Tokyo office of Morrison and Foerster stands as one of the largest international law firms in Japan. This team collaborates closely with the firm's global network to provide counsel on major inbound and outbound transactions, investigations, and disputes in Japan.MoFo's Privacy + Data Security Group holds a pivotal position within the highly esteemed global team of the firm, consisting of more than 60 lawyers across offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. This specialized team offers counsel on a wide spectrum of privacy and data protection issues, encompassing areas such as privacy policies, information handling, security breaches, regulatory inquiries, global adherence to regulations, cross-border data transfers, training initiatives, compliance evaluations, commercial transactions, website privacy policies, email and telemarketing regulations, litigation, and advocacy for legislative matters.The Litigation Group at MoFo not only stands as the largest among international law firms in Japan but also boasts a dedicated team of over 30 full-time litigation attorneys, with more than half proficient in Japanese. Collaborating seamlessly with the firm's U.S. attorneys, the Japan-based trial lawyers bring inventive and strategic approaches to commercial and intellectual property litigation across courts, administrative bodies, and arbitration forums. They offer immediate local support for witness interviews, deposition preparation, document gathering, trial strategy formulation, and comprehensive client guidance throughout the litigation process.MoFo's Real Estate Group distinguishes itself through its extensive and comprehensive coverage, serving as the foremost Japanese real estate practice among international law firms, featuring more than 20 attorneys, including 15 Japan-qualified lawyers. The firm assists clients at every phase of the real estate investment cycle, from fund establishment to project acquisition and financing, project and portfolio sales, and the public offering of real estate entities. Seamless collaboration between U.S. and Japanese lawyers enables the firm to deliver seamless services for diverse transactions under both Japanese and U.S. legal frameworks. The Asia Business Law Journal's Japan Law Firm Awards 2023 acknowledged winners based on votes, references, and qualitative feedback from in-house legal counsel and professionals in Japan and globally. For the complete list of awardees, please refer to the publication..MOFO NAMED BEST FOREIGN LAW FIRM IN JAPAN BY ASIA BUSINESS LAW JOURNALIN FOCUSIN FOCUS
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