Please note that as of 9 September 2022, the official name of our firm in Japan is “LPA Foreign Law Joint Enterprise”. LPA-CGR has 13 offices all around the world and is the unique international French firm having a well-established practice covering all aspects of business law in Japan.

Mina Ishikawa will be the main speaker at FAJ (Femmes Actives Japon) breakfast seminar on Thursday 14 April. The theme of this breakfast seminar will be: “What you need to know when signing an employment contract”. The seminar will cover the main employment topics such as working hours, work location, salary, holidays, termination/dismissal. If you wish to attend, please register via FAJ website.

Pascal Sohei Mages hosted a conference organized by the Tax and Regulatory Committee of the French Chamber of Commerce in Japan on 7 April. The theme of the conference was “How will the Revised Personal Data Protection Law, which comes into force on 1 April 2022, affect business? From the viewpoint of the internet advertisement sector”. Pascal joined in a panel discussion with Yoshihiko Miyaichi (Representative Director, PIER 1 KK) and Yukihiko Imamura (Representative Director, Teads Japan KK). For more information: please click here.

Pascal Sohei Mages has been appointed as partner of Lefèvre Pelletier & associés Tokyo as of 1 April.

Kosuke Oie joined LPA as a partner (bengoshi). The entire LPA team is delighted to welcome him ! 


Claude Kaneda joined LPA as an associate (Attorney-at-law (Paris Bar)). The entire LPA team is delighted to welcome him !

Pascal Sohei Mages gave a presentation on the EU consumer protection and product liability regime for cross-border e-commerce transactions at a webinar held by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.

Lionel Vincent and Pascal Sohei Mages have contributed to an article on cross-border M&A in Japan to the LPA Asia newsletter (April 2021). The Newsletter can be found here.

Ayano Kanezuka represents Global Dining, a Japanese catering group, which the Tokyo Metropolitan Government ordered to reduce its working hours due to Covid-19 situation and which was sanctioned for failing to follow this order. Global Dining filed a lawsuit on April 22, claiming the “order” was illegal and violated Japan’s Constitution by symbolically claiming 104 yen in damages. For more information : please click here (in Japanese)  

Yuta Kato joined LPA as an associate (bengoshi). The entire LPA team is delighted to welcome him !