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Law Firm Brand

World’s strongest law brand for 11 years running (Acritas)

About Us

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) is one of Japan’s leading international law firms as well as one of its oldest, marking its 50th anniversary in 2022. It is also the largest foreign law joint enterprise in the country. As the Tokyo arm of the worldwide Baker McKenzie network, we help clients navigate domestic and international matters from a truly global perspective. We assist domestic clients in proactively handling specialized matters by utilizing cutting edge and innovative legal solutions cultivated throughout our network. We have around 150 professionals that not only include Japanese lawyers, registered foreign lawyers and foreign qualified lawyers, but also certified public accountants, tax attorneys, patent attorneys, judicial scriveners, administrative scriveners and economists.

Our Commitment to Responsible Business

We believe business must take a central role in fostering and championing sustainability. We are proud to leverage our talent, innovation and relationships to make a positive and sustainable societal impact for our clients, our people and the world. We are global citizens and recognize that the rule of law is an essential foundation for economic growth and development. Where the rule of law is strong, business leaders can feel optimistic about investing in the future.

Our Firm is therefore committed to the UN Global Compact, the Sustainable Development Goals and the UNGC’s Ten Principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Investments in these efforts is not only good business, but the right thing to do.