Japan Auto Desk
Representing Japanese OEMs and suppliers in their own language
Japan and the U.S. are not just thousands of miles apart physically, but also in how they conduct business — from the way contracts are negotiated to how the discovery process works.
Our team has a wealth of knowledge representing Japanese clients and includes a native-level Japanese-speaking attorney who has spent nearly two decades living and working in Japan. He most recently worked as Senior Counsel for Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation in Nagoya and in private practice at a law firm in Japan. This in-depth understanding of the culture and customs of Japanese businesses, combined with decades of auto industry experience allows us to seamlessly act as outside GC for Japanese clients. We currently represent dozens of Japanese auto clients, ranging from small suppliers to large OEMs. View Frost Brown Todd's Japanese website FBTジャパン・テスク.
With a footprint in the heart of Auto Alley, we provide responsive service and solid connections in the locations where our clients want to set up facilities.
We can act as full-service counsel on every aspect of auto-related legal work, and even remain a single point of contact to help guide clients through dealings with Mexico, Canada and other nations through our Multilaw network.
If there’s a need, we’ll find a way. Our comprehensive solutions include:
- Acquisitions, Mergers and Start-up activity
- Dispute Resolution
- Distressed Supplier Workouts
- Intellectual Property
- International Trade/Customs
- Labor and Employment
- Supply Chain Management
We served as:
- Counsel to a large Japanese automotive manufacturer on several supplier risk management matters and large corporate projects.
- Lead counsel to a large Japanese automotive manufacturer and other U.S. subsidiaries of Japanese companies on Mexico expansion issues.
- Lead counsel to a large Japanese corporation and U.S. subsidiary for its patent portfolio management and patent prosecution.
- Counsel to a U.S. subsidiary of a Japanese automotive supplier in its successful resolution of the Department of Justice’s investigation regarding criminal price fixing allegations.