ARQIS Foreign Law Office is a German-Japanese law firm based in Tokyo with more than 20 years of experience in cross-border transactions between German-speaking countries and Japan. The firm is part of ARQIS Rechtsanwälte with additional offices in Düsseldorf and Munich, where a dedicated Japan Desk in both offices supports our practice in Japan. For further information about ARQIS, please also refer to our German homepage:

Joint Enterprise

Arqis Foreign Law Office is operating in a registered joint enterprise with TMI Associates, one of Japan’s top five law firms with more than 500 professionals and 22 offices/local desks in Asia, Europe, Africa as well as North and South America. This unique combination of German-Japanese professionals allows us to provide comprehensive legal services in all areas relevant for foreign investors in Japan as well as for Japanese investors in Germany.

Our Expertise

We provide business-oriented legal advice based on creative and solid legal solutions for a wide range of clients from various industries, including automotive, machinery and engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical, as well as the renewable energy sector, to name but a few. Our focus on cross-border transactions between German-speaking countries and Japan has allowed us to establish ourselves as a competent and well-known specialist for legal services between both jurisdictions, covering not only the legal aspects of any given transaction, but also the different cultural and industrial background of our clients. This enables us to offer first class advice by teams of legal experts proficient in the laws of their jurisdiction for developing the best possible solutions to the benefit of our clients.