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Japanese Business Law

Japanese Business Law

Edited by Gerald McAlinn


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Since the ‘lost decade’ of the nineties, the progress of Japanese administrative and economic reform has been intense. Although some early critics characterized the reforms as ‘window dressing,’ it is becoming clearer that systemic reform has taken hold and the new Japanese economy is picking up. This deeply knowledgeable book provides a penetrating analysis and expert evaluation of matters of crucial concern to business lawyers including corporate governance, contract law, business liabilities, intellectual property, media, employment, taxation, investment, the legal profession, the judiciary, and much more as they are developing and intersecting in Japan today. In the course of the detailed presentation, the contributors touch on such details of interest to those doing business in Japan as the following:

  • status of foreign lawyers;
  • mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buyouts;
  • grounds for terminating contracts;
  • real estate transactions;
  • antimonopoly law and licensing guidelines;
  • IT and e-commerce law;
  • managing, disciplining, and terminating employees;
  • occupational safety and health;
  • labor union law;
  • corporation income taxation;
  • government programs offering low cost finance;
  • consumer protection laws;
  • and litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

One of the most valuable benefits of the contributors' approach is the keen insight offered into the tatemae (outward appearance) well known to frustrate and mislead foreigners in almost any dealings with the Japanese.

Publish Date 12/06/2007
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041126597
SKU 10058114-0001
Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Law Reform, Lawyers, and Access to Justice. 3. Corporations. 4. Corporate Governance and M&A. 5. Contract and Tort. 6. Product Liability and Safety Regulation. 7. Real Property and Securitization. 8. Intellectual Property and Licensing. 9. Media and Telecommunications. 10. Employment and Labor. 11. Competition and Fair Trade. 12. Taxation. 13. Corporate and Project Finance. 14. Financial Services and Regulation. 15. Reorganization and Bankruptcy. 16. Corporate Crime. 17. Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.