Lawyer

Thomas Witty

Rechtsanwalt
(Attorney-at-Law)

Lawyer

Thomas Witty

Rechtsanwalt (Attorney-at-Law)

Thomas Witty

Thomas Witty is a qualified German lawyer with more than 25 years of professional experience, 20 years of which as a registered foreign attorney in Japan. Thomas has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate reorganization and general corporate and commercial law and has advised numerous public and private companies, mainly from German speaking countries, investing in Japan. He is a regular lecturer on various legal topics of interest to foreign investors in Japan and also heads the representative office of the German-Japanese Lawyers Association (DJJV) in Tokyo. 

Graduated from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in the faculty of law in 1986 and after a 2 years scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Organization (DAAD) in Japan he was admitted as attorney in Düsseldorf in 1992. Having joined the multidisciplinary firm Haarmann, Hemmelrath & Partner in Düsseldorf in the same year he moved to Tokyo in 1995 where he stays ever since. Thomas is a founding partner of ARQIS Rechtsanwälte in 2006 and managing partner of ARQIS Foreign Law Office in Tokyo.

CURRICULUM VITAE

  • Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
  • 1992 – 1995 Haarmann, Hemmelrath & Partner, Düsseldorf
  • 1995 – 2005 Haarmann, Hemmelrath & Partner, Tokyo
  • 2006 Founding Partner of ARQIS Rechtsanwälte

SKILLS AND MEMBERSHIPS

German | English | Japanese

  • International Bar Association
  • Inter Pacific Bar Association
  • Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association
  • German-Japanese Lawyers’ Association (Deutsch-Japanische Juristenvereinigung)

SKILLS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • Japanese

Memberships

  • International Bar Association
  • Inter Pacific Bar Association
  • Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association
  • German-Japanese Lawyers’ Association (Deutsch-Japanische Juristenvereinigung)

CONTACT

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 23F
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-6123
Japan
T +81-3-6438 2770
F +81-3-6438 2777
thomas.witty@arqis.jp