We assist clients with internal investigations and with the planning, implementation and auditing of compliance programs in connection with various domestic and foreign regulatory and other legal requirements, as well as providing training for such programs. In this regard, our lawyers have significant experience with: corporate law; the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act; the Anti-Monopoly Act; the Act Against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations; the Act Against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, etc. to Subcontractors; the Unfair Competition Prevention Act; anti-bribery laws (including the US FCPA and the UK Anti-Bribery Act); labor regulations; environmental protection laws; and regulations covering the security aspects of overseas trade and foreign exchange.

We also help clients develop systems to address legal risks, such as legal violations, internal misconduct and product-related accidents. When such cases occur, we assist in assessing the situation, providing advice on prevention and countermeasures, and liaising with the relevant authorities.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a Japanese chemical company in its negotiations with investigative offices in Cambodia and Indonesia regarding alleged bribery by the managers of the Singapore subsidiary related to sales of goods.
  • Advised an international financial institution on all aspects of its day-to-day operations in Japan, including coordinating the response to an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) inquiry from Japanese police, assisting with the preparation of an AML-related operations manual and updating its account terms and conditions in Japan to reflect revisions to Japan’s AML laws and policies.
  • Advised a Japanese electronic components manufacturer on the creation and implementation of a new global anti-corruption and antitrust compliance program.
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a Japanese railway consulting firm in relation to bribery cases in Vietnam, Indonesia and Uzbekistan.
  • Represented a Canadian healthcare company in conducting, in collaboration with Deloitte FASs and Hills Associates, an internal audit and investigation of the client’s Japanese subsidiary. The audit and investigation related to internal fraud and embezzlement of over JPY1.4 billion by an employee of the Japanese subsidiary.