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 !