Japan Group

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The Australia-Japan relationship is undergoing a major transformation, shifting from the important trading partners to trusted strategic partners who share values and collaborate for the region's stability and economic growth.

Japan’s investment continues to grow in the region and is diversifying from Australia’s traditional energy & resources sectors into broad range of sectors including renewables, transport, and services sectors.

How can we help?

We help our clients navigate the legal and regulatory issues that foreign investors face when considering investment opportunities in Australia and Asia.

Our specialist Japan Group provides clients with an excellent proficiency in the Japanese language but, even more importantly, in Japanese business practice, intuitively understanding the needs and business drivers of Japanese corporations and institutions.

Through our global alliance partner Linklaters' network, we can also provide our clients with seamless and on-the-ground support in Tokyo.


Oil & Gas

Our experience includes structuring major oil and gas acquisitions and disposals, and the development and financing of LNG and floating LNG projects, as well as coal seam gas and shale gas projects in Australia and in the Asia region.


Our experience in the mining sector goes back more than 100 years. We have been involved in some of the most significant mining projects in Australia, Africa and Asia, from day one.

Banking & Finance

We are one of the few firms to feature on every major legal panel in the Australian finance market and we advise some of the world's leading financial institutions, corporates and governments across the Asian region.

Infrastructure & Projects

We advise the public sector, sponsors, financiers, contractors, suppliers, consultants and insurers in relation to infrastructure and energy and resources projects.

M&A, Corporate & Commercial

We have acted for Japanese clients in a number of cross-border transactions and investments.

Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Insolvency

We advise a number of Japanese companies on commercial litigation, class action and dispute resolution in the areas of contractual disputes, resources, employment, insolvency, competition law, transfer pricing, corporate governance and product liability.

Competition Law

We advise a number of Japanese companies on competition law issues, including merger control, cartel enforcement and leniency, vertical and horizontal restraints, and compliance audits and training.

IP and Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

We are one of the very few firms in the Asia-Pacific region that offer a 'one-stop-shop' for the creation, commercialisation, management, protection and enforcement of IP rights.


We advise Japanese companies on ATO audits and reviews including transfer pricing and international structuring issues, as well as all areas of direct and indirect taxation.