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
Sayako Tsukamoto is a new WLG Key Contact Partner for her firm, City-Yuwa Partners (Japan). She looks forward to fostering collaborative relationships within the network.
Sayako Tsukamoto is a new WLG Key Contact Partner and Human Resources Group Member who is looking forward to gaining insights into global legal trends, developments, and best practices, and connecting with WLG members.
Hitomi Sakai, Counsel at City-Yuwa Partners, was a first-time delegate at WLG | summit Atlanta '22. In this Member Voices, she discusses her experience at the conference, her practice, and a recent collaboration her firm had with CMS Germany.