Frankfurt Affiliate Office

Name:  Atsumi & Sakai Europa GmbH - Rechtsanwälte und Steuerberater *

Local Contact:  Frank Becker, admitted in the Federal Republic of Germany **

Contact in Japan:  Ryuichi Nozaki (Partner)    Tel: +49-(0)-69-716-73680 ***


OpernTurm (13th Floor), Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4, 60306 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Tel: +49-(0)69-7474-5050 (General)|Fax: +49-(0)69-7474-5064



Our Frankfurt affiliate office offers a convenient one-stop-shop service for all your legal and tax needs. We specialize in advising German and European clients on their business activities in Japan, as well as assisting clients from Japan with their investments in Germany and Europe.


Our range of services includes in particular:


  • Assistance with market entry in Germany (and other European countries)
  • Ongoing business law advice on legal and tax issues in Japanese, English and German – also in other European countries in cooperation with law firms we trust
  • Support in all questions of the entrepreneurial everyday life, e.g.:
    - Negotiation and drafting of contracts, e.g. articles of association, employment contracts
    - Support in M&A projects - from the NDA to the due diligence, the conclusion of the purchase agreement and closing of the deal
    - Advice on claims management and on legal disputes in and out of court 
    - Correspondence with authorities
    - Preparation of salary statements, advance sales tax returns, tax returns


Our lawyers and tax advisors have many years of practical experience in Germany, Europe and Japan. As the only Japanese law firm with offices in Frankfurt and London, we provide our clients with all the services necessary for successful business in Germany and the EU. We work closely with other local law firms and are constantly expanding our services to better serve our clients.

​​​​​Transactions members of our team has advised on include:


  • Advised a global Japanese group specializing in chemical and composite material production on various corporate compliance issues for all EU entities, including providing a comprehensive e-learning program for the main compliance areas such as data protection, export control, employment issues, etc.
  • Advised a major Japanese finance institution with their benchmark application process in Germany, including registration of its index and visa application support for employees seconded from Japan to Germany
  • Supporting a large Japanese corporation, specializing in liquid product filling solutions, with the liquidation and wind-down process of its operations and daughter company in Germany
  • Advised a German energy trading company in connection with its Joint Venture in Japan with a large Japanese electric company
  • Advising a large Japanese retail group on the EU and German e-commerce and data privacy matters
  • Supporting various Japanese companies with both legal and tax issues when establishing subsidiaries in Germany



Awards (excerpt)

  •  Finance Monthly Magazine Legal Awards 2020 : Company Law – Japan (Frank Becker)
  • The Best Lawyers in Germany 2019 - 2023: Private Equity Law (Frank Becker)

Main Practice Areas


Affiliates and Overseas Offices

Frank Becker

Affiliates and Overseas Offices

Miyuki Hanaoka

Affiliates and Overseas Offices

Barbara Beichert

Affiliates and Overseas Offices

Allison Jones

Affiliates and Overseas Offices

Burak Kara


* A corporation registered in Germany providing legal and tax advisory services

** Not Registered as a Foreign Lawyer and not practicing law in Japan
*** Please note that this number connects you directly to the reception desk of our Tokyo office, which is available during
      normal business hours in Japan.