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.

Resident partner of the Tokyo office and head of the Japan Desk (alternating between the two) is Adriano Villa. Having lived and worked for decades as a lawyer in Japan, he is – to date– the only Italian lawyer admitted to the legal profession in the country as a foreign attorney (“Gaikokuho-jimubengoshi”).