MINNEAPOLIS, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Alliance of Law Firms is pleased to announce that Blakemore & Mitsuki, the oldest international law firm in Japan, has been admitted as its newest member. Blakemore & Mitsuki is a full service firm and one of Tokyo's leading firms in corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, structured finance, banking, intellectual property and related litigation.
"We are delighted to welcome Blakemore & Mitsuki as our newest member," says Michael Herbst, Alliance president. "Our organization is actively expanding around the world, and is proud to welcome such a distinguished firm in a key market like Japan."
Blakemore & Mitsuki was established in 1950 by Thomas L. Blakemore, one of the few Americans admitted to full legal practice in Japan after World War II, who was shortly thereafter joined by Masatsugu Mitsuki. Today, the firm is comprised of more than 25 legal professionals with a variety of backgrounds in academia, government, corporations and specialized law.
Hideyuki Kobayashi, Partner with Blakemore & Mitsuki, comments, "We are a traditional Japanese firm that upholds the highest professional standards. We are pleased to be part of a group where we have access to local knowledge around the world from other members who share in our values."
The firm offers advice in varied and complex areas, including: general outward/inward direct investment; general international business; mergers and acquisitions; structured finance (securitization); capital markets; banking and institutional investing; commercial and investment banking regulations; venture businesses; human resources and employment; litigation and arbitration; insolvency; intellectual property; tax-related and other government-related proceedings.
About the International Alliance of Law Firms Founded in 1990, the Alliance is a global network of prominent law firms covering the world's major commercial centers. Using the Alliance, member firms can provide their clients with a rapid and effective response to international business challenges. The Alliance has 60 member firms in 41 countries. For more information, visit www.ialawfirms.com.
For more information, contact: Wendy Horn, Executive Director International Alliance of Law Firms +1 612 770 6046 Email