As a leading energy law firm, Vinson & Elkins opened its Tokyo office in 2004, strengthening our capability to assist clients in Japan and the Asia Pacific region. The Tokyo office focuses on corporate and commercial law, advising global companies operating in various industries, including automotive, chemical, consumer electronics, energy, finance, medical equipment, semiconductors, and computer technology.
The Tokyo office has particular strength in intellectual property law and the technology sector, including joint technology development projects, as well as patent disputes and transactions.
This office operates as an important base and coordinates with our other offices worldwide. To best serve our clients, we leverage and take advantage of all experience and resources of Vinson & Elkins, reaching across time zones, geographies, and practice areas.
We advise our Japanese and international clients on a wide range of transactional and litigation matters, including antitrust, corporate, energy, employment, export control, finance, and intellectual property.
Our lawyers have been active in Japan since the late 1990s, working with Japan-based companies as outside counsel and in-house counsel, and gaining Japanese corporate experience as a result. Our understanding and appreciation of Japanese business and culture help us to better meet the needs of our clients.