The Japanese law firms of Anderson Mori and Tomotsune & Kimura have merged their law practices as of January 1, 2005. The name of the merged firm is Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, with principal offices located in Izumi Garden Tower, 6-1, Roppongi 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Tel: +81-3-6888-1000).
The firm has approximately 300 Japanese lawyers (bengoshi), over 10 lawyers qualified in foreign jurisdictions, approximately 130 other professional staff including patent lawyers, immigration lawyers, foreign legal trainees, translators and paralegals, and approximately 180 other general staff members.
Before the merger, Anderson Mori had offices in Tokyo and Beijing and provided a full range of specialized legal services for both international and domestic corporate clients. It was frequently involved in large M&A and finance transactions.
Tomotsune & Kimura handled various domestic and international corporate legal matters. In particular, it had extensive expertise in international finance transactions, including global securities offerings and other cross-border investment transactions.
The combination of practices enables Anderson Mori & Tomotsune to provide an even higher level of legal services in a broader range of practice areas, and enhances the firm's capability to handle extremely large and complex transactions.