Australia/New Zealand

Atsumi & Sakai's Asia-Pacific Practice Group has over 25 years’ experience advising clients from this region, providing a wide range of legal services by leveraging a unique combination of expert Japanese lawyers and an Australian partner with over 20 years’ experience with Japan-related matters, including 13 years based in Japan.

Our Australian partner is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce’s Japan Executive Committee, providing our firm with a wealth of information on these regions, as well as contacts with embassies and trade and investment commissioners from this region.

The team has particular strengths in M&A, joint ventures, general corporate, commercial agreements, sports law, IP/IT, sustainability, and dispute resolution.


Sample Material Transactions:

  • Advised a leading Australian producer of dairy products on a joint venture with a Japanese trading house for the importing of those products into Japan
  • Advised an Australia-based global provider of network services on regulatory and other issues relating to its establishing business operations in Japan
  • Advised international airlines from the region on data protection and breaches
  • Advised on Japanese government bidding procedures for an Australian product supplier
  • Advised on general corporate and compliance matters for an Australia-based company
  • Advised an Australian company on their IP matters, including enforcing their rights in Japan
  • Advised global sports right holders with sporting events in Australia

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Senior Partner

Ian S. Scott