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Recent years have seen an increase in emphasis on corporate social responsibility (CSR). In order for a company to fulfil its responsibilities to stakeholders in the event of a scandal or internal incident, it must investigate the causes of the problem and take appropriate measures to prevent reoccurrence. Our office has had extensive experience in this field, assisting clients with internal investigations and development of new policies and procedures. We provide effective support tailored to the distinctive corporate culture and business practices of our clients.
White Collar Crime & Other Criminal Defense
In Japan, criminal prosecutions against companies, officers and employees are on the increase, reflecting greater CSR awareness and broader deregulation trends.
Our attorneys are recognized for their vigorous defense advocacy, both in connection with cases involving allegations of economic crime (e.g. breaches of securities law, antitrust/competition law, or various tax laws) and also in environmental areas (concerning, for example, waste disposal, air pollution, marine pollution, etc.).
Companies themselves may be victims of crime or have employees who engage in misconduct such as embezzlement or breach of trust. Such cases demand appropriate and resolute responses, particularly in view of contemporary corporate social responsibility concerns. Our firm assists clients with the filing complaints and other submissions to investigative agencies such as the police and prosecutors, and we also provide support for interfacing with administrative agencies such as Japan’s Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission and the Japan Fair Trade Commission.