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MATSUO & KOSUGI has a wealth of experience handling not only domestic lawsuits but also international transactions. The firm provides legal services to city banks and other financial institutions, manufacturers, distributors, telecommunication companies, trade houses, mass media and companies providing other services, as their outside legal consultant.

Civil Litigation and Arbitration

MATSUO & KOSUGI lawyers have acted on behalf of domestic and foreign clients in all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration cases. The firm has special expertise in cases involving contracts, banking, intellectual property infringement, securities transactions, creditors' claims (including public sale proceedings), and tort claims. Our arbitration practice has included proceedings before the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association and the Construction Dispute Examination Committee under the supervision of the National Land and Transportation Ministry, as well as other arbitration bodies.

Note that Mr. Yasuhei Taniguchi, Professor Emeritus of The Kyoto University and one of our of-counsel members is internationally known as a Director at the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), which is the most important worldwide institution in the field of the international commercial arbitration. Emeritus Prof. Taniguchi is also an advisor for the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association.