The Japanese office of the Firm, which has been present in Tokyo since 1999, is assisted and complemented by a dedicated Japan Desk in our Milan office. Through these two structures the firm provides comprehensive legal assistance to Japanese clients doing business in Italy and, vice-versa, to Italian, European, and non-EU clients with business in Japan.

The team has a working knowledge of Japanese and has an in-depth, specialized experience of legal and business relationships between Italy and Japan. It advises on all aspects of corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on cross-border investments (joint ventures, M&A, company start-ups, opening branches, etc.), and on all types of contracts.

Adriano Villa is the country partner for Japan and head of both the Japan Desk in Milano and the Tokyo Office (which he visits frequently). He has lived and worked as a lawyer in Japan for several years, and is – to date– the only Italian lawyer to have ever been admitted to the legal profession in the country as a foreign attorney (“Gaikokuho-jimubengoshi”).

The Japanese office of the Firm, which has been present in Tokyo since 1999, is assisted and complemented by a dedicated Japan Desk in our Milan office. Through these two structures the firm provides comprehensive legal assistance to Japanese clients doing business in Italy and, vice-versa, to Italian, European, and non-EU clients with business in Japan.

The team has a working knowledge of Japanese and has an in-depth, specialized experience of legal and business relationships between Italy and Japan. It advises on all aspects of corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on cross-border investments (joint ventures, M&A, company start-ups, opening branches, etc.), and on all types of contracts.

Adriano Villa is the country partner for Japan and head of both the Japan Desk in Milano and the Tokyo Office (which he visits frequently). He has lived and worked as a lawyer in Japan for several years, and is – to date– the only Italian lawyer to have ever been admitted to the legal profession in the country as a foreign attorney (“Gaikokuho-jimubengoshi”).

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2 Jul 21: Pavia e Ansaldo with Asahi Intecc in the acquisition of Kardia S.r.l.

Pavia e Ansaldo with Asahi Intecc in the acquisition of Kardia S.r.l.   Milan, 2 July, 2021 – Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd in Aichi (Japan), a company listed in the first section of Tokyo’s stock exchange and world leader in the research, development and production of medical devices with very high technological value, acquired the absolute majority of the shares of Kardia Srl a company in Milan, already its distributor in Italy for many years, with agreements for the acquisition, within the next 5 years, of the residual shareholding still owned by the two Italian partners.   Pavia e Ansaldo…

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27 Apr 21: First Japanese law textbook in Italian

First Japanese law textbook in Italian Together with other Italian and Japanese academics, PeA’s Of Counsel Michela Riminucci has recently co-authored the first comprehensive textbook on Japanese law written in Italian, published in 2021 by Giappichelli, a renowned legal publisher in Italy. For more information and an excerpt, please visit this page Link Web  

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30 Mar 21: Pavia e Ansaldo with S.T. Corporation of Tokyo in the transfer of the controlled Zeta S.r.l. to Rega Holding

Pavia e Ansaldo with S.T. Corporation of Tokyo in the transfer of the controlled Zeta S.r.l. to Rega Holding Milan, 30 March, 2021 – The Japan Desk of Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo assisted S.T. Corporation, a company listed in the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, specializing in the production and sale of deodorants, dehumidifiers and other products for home and personal care, in the sale of the Italian controlled company Zeta S.r.l. to Rega Holding S.r.l. and to Mr. Roberto Di Palma, assisted by Mr. Gabriele Grasso and Mr. Mauro Ferrara of the firm One Partner of…

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11 Feb 19: L’accordo di partenariato economico tra Unione Europea e Giappone

L’accordo di partenariato economico tra Unione Europea e Giappone Milano, 11 febbraio 2019 Entrata in vigore dell’Accordo Il 21 dicembre scorso il Consiglio dell’Unione Europea ha dato il via libera definitivo all’accordo di libero scambio tra Europa e Giappone, firmato a Tokyo il 17 luglio 2018 ed entrato ufficialmente in vigore dal 1° febbraio 2019. Il trattato coinvolgerà circa 600 milioni di persone ed interesserà il 40% degli scambi commerciali globali, tra due aree geografiche che da sole rappresentano un terzo del PIL mondiale. Dazi doganali e misure tariffarie L’accordo inciderà sia sulle misure tariffarie, attraverso il progressivo abbassamento dei dazi…

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20 Jul 18: European Commission: the European Union and Japan have successfully concluded their talks on mutual adequacy and agreed to recognize each other’s data protection systems as “equivalent”.

European Commission: the European Union and Japan have successfully concluded their talks on mutual adequacy and agreed to recognize each other’s data protection systems as “equivalent”. Milan, 20 July 2018 – On 17 July 2018, the European Commission announced that the European Union and Japan, in connection with the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), have successfully concluded their talks on mutual adequacy and agreed to recognize each other’s data protection systems as “equivalent”. In the future, data will therefore be allowed to flow safely between the EU – where the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has entered into force on 25 May 2018 –…

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28 Feb 18: Pavia e Ansaldo strengthens its presence in Japan with a new entry

Pavia e Ansaldo strengthens its presence in Japan with a new entry The only Italian law firm with a local office in Japan has twenty years of experience in the Country and can count on a team of professionals with a profound knowledge of the legal and cultural systems of Japan and Italy Milan, 28 Febrauary 2018 – Pavia e Ansaldo further strengthens its presence in Japan with the entry of Prof. Michela Riminucci, as Of Counsel, who will join the Japan Desk, founded by Adriano Villa. Pavia e Ansaldo “Gaikokuho-jimu-bengoshi-jimusho” – this is the exact name of the firm in Japanese – has…

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4 Apr 17: Pavia e Ansaldo with Azimut Benetti for the Tokyo conference boat

Pavia e Ansaldo with Azimut Benetti for the Tokyo conference boat Milan, 4 April 2017 – Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team led by Tokyo local partner Adriano Villa and composed by Naoko Konishi and Martina Sayaka Angeletti, assisted Azimut Benetti in the tender procedure of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for the construction of a 35 meter long conference boat. The boat will be used to house presentations and official conferences of the Tokyo Municipality, with particular emphasis on hosting foreign heads of countries and governments at the 2020 Olympics. The success of the Italian shipyard, worldwide leader in the construction…

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21 Oct 16: Pavia e Ansaldo in Tokyo for the seminar “150 Years of Friendship and Commerce: Commercial Law in Italy and Japan, Past and PresentT” organized with the patronage of the italian embassy and the Istitute of Italian Culture in Tokyo

PAVIA e ANSALDO IN TOKYO FOR THE SEMINAR “150 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP AND COMMERCE: COMMERCIAL LAW IN ITALY AND JAPAN, PAST AND PRESENT”  ORGANIZED WITH THE PATRONAGE OF THE ITALIAN EMBASSY AND THE INSTITUTE OF ITALIAN CULTURE IN TOKYO The event took place at the Umberto Agnelli Auditorium of the Italian Institute of Culture in Tokyo On the occasion of the celebration of  the 150 year anniversary of the Treaty of Friendship and Commerce between Italy and Japan, law firm Pavia e Ansaldo organized with the Italian Institute of Culture and the Italian-Japanese Association of Comparative Law (AIGDC), a seminar…