Settlement of Disputes

We believe that three abilities are essential for winning a dispute. These are, firstly, the ability to discover evidence, facts and other grounds for an argument and select them; secondly, the ability to devise the best legal composition for the argument on the basis of the grounds; and thirdly, the ability to present the argument logically based on the legal composition created. Of course, lawyers need to be familiar with the interpretations of the relevant laws and judicial precedents, but the results of the lawsuit depend on the three abilities mentioned above. This domain is characterized by the fact that the simple values in terms of familiarity with a specific technical field do not apply. These abilities are a kind of know-how rather than knowledge. Accordingly, they cannot be acquired rapidly. They can only be improved by experiencing many different lawsuits in a variety of areas.

Our lawyers have a great deal of experience in dealing with lawsuits, arbitration, mediation and other proceedings and with conflicts between parties before these proceedings in Japan and overseas. We have particular strength in large-scale cases where the jurisdictional amount exceeds billions of yen and in difficult ligation requiring a high level of specialist knowledge. We have achieved results in favor of our clients in most cases by means of our analysis of precedents, refined logical structure and the effective examination of witnesses. On the basis of our wealth of experience in the settlement of disputes, we sometimes take measures such as provisional seizure to rapidly achieve the best results without going as far as litigation in many cases. Our experienced lawyers will deal with incidents directly and proactively and make their utmost efforts to achieve resolution.

We have considerable experience in lawsuits and provisional dispositions in a wide range of dispute types as specified below.

  • Disputes over the interpretation of agreements
  • Litigation on product liability
  • Disputes related to real estate, such as the vacation of buildings, rent revisions, and trouble with the aseismic performance of buildings
  • Shareholders’ derivative actions
  • Disputes over the control of companies
  • Tax litigation
  • Defamation litigation
  • Disputes over non-compete obligations
  • Lawsuits related to life and non-life insurance
  • Disputes over franchises
  • Disputes over the cancellation of business partnerships, joint venture agreements and distributor agreements
  • Suits for damages in connection with false statements in securities reports, etc.
  • Disputes over financial institutions’ violation of their obligation to provide explanations at the time of the sale of financial instruments and others