COVID-19: Our Response

AS THE COVID-19 outbreak continues to escalate, in addition to the terrible human loss, the disease is having a profound impact on global business, financial markets and communities. On this page we will be providing regular legal updates on issues affecting our clients’ businesses around the world, as well as information about operations at our firm.


We remain completely focused on supporting our clients through this crisis. We are adapting the way we work to ensure we can do that. Our remote working program and robust IT infrastructure enables all our lawyers and business professionals to work from home or from alternate locations across our network of 16 offices. We have staff dispersal plans and business continuity plans, which we are implementing as circumstances dictate, including splitting teams into shifts and among locations to ensure uninterrupted service delivery to our clients. The health and well-being of our clients and our members is a key concern for us and we continue to advise and communicate with all of them on a daily basis.


We offer our heartfelt sympathy for the loss and difficulty that has been experienced everywhere around the world and deeply share the feelings of grief and suffering at this time of challenge.


Below is a list of our published updates.


Please refer to the following contact information for our Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka Offices:


  • E-mail (operating as usual)
  • Contact Form (operating as usual)
  • Telephone
    Your calls to the office phone numbers of lawyers or staff will be automatically transferred to their mobile phones.
  • Fax
    Any fax we receive at our Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka Offices will be forwarded to the relevant lawyer and/or staff via e-mail. Please contact the relevant lawyer or section prior to sending any document by fax as delivery to the relevant recipient may not be immediate.
  • Mail
    We can only receive postal mail and couriers in a limited capacity. Please contact the relevant lawyers or section prior to sending any document by mail or courier as there may not be immediate delivery of items sent through these methods.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.