City-Yuwa Partners was formed in 2003 upon the merger of a cross-border transaction-based firm and a firm specialized in litigation, insolvency and real estate laws. Following the 2005 merger with one of Japan's top patent litigation boutiques and the addition of many partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences, City-Yuwa has grown into one of Japan's preeminent law firms capable of providing a full range of legal services.
A number of lawyers at City-Yuwa have previously served as former public prosecutors, high-ranking governmental officials with specialized expertise, and in-house counsels for leading financial institutions. Some lawyers are licensed as professionals in other fields, such as patent attorneys, and many lawyers are licensed in both Japan and foreign jurisdictions. This broad professional expertise and experience ensures that City-Yuwa can offer comprehensive and proactive solutions to clients in an effective and timely manner. City-Yuwa represents clients across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, automobile, electronic and medical device, health care, fashion and retail, shipping, air and land transportation, telecommunication, energy, construction, real estate, finance, insurance and governmental institutions.
Recent Firm News & Legal Updates
Congratulations to multiple WLG member firms on achieving prestigious rankings in IFLR1000's national banking and finance rankings.
On April 7, 2020 PM Abe declared a state of emergency (“SoE”) in Tokyo and six other prefectures, which will last until May 6, 2020, namely until and including the so-called “Golden Week” holidays in Japan with the possibility of extension if inter-human contacts are not reduced by at least 70%. Nine days later, the SoE was geographically extended to the entire territory of Japan. One day before the expiry date, the SoE was extended until the end of May.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is spreading across the world, and we hear about this every day. As the Coronavirus situation improves in some other countries, which have recently been implementing lockdown measures in their cities, we see economic activities resuming. In Japan, the number of newly confirmed cases of Coronavirus infection has been declining since the declaration of a state of emergency, and as such, various self-imposed restrictions are gradually being lifted.