Japan Desk

The firm has had long years of advising Japanese corporations.

 

A substantial portion of our work is in supporting the clients in the protection of their valuable intellectual property. Assisted by Japanese legal firms and intellectual property specialists, we ensure that clients’ intellectual property rights are duly registered or otherwise protected and enforced in accordance with the law – to the extent of commencing litigation wherever necessary. We are also in a position to advise on the commercialisation of their intellectual property, brand strategizing, franchising and licensing.

 

Other types of work that we undertake include financial and corporate advisory work. We have advised (and continue to advise) Japanese-owned financial services companies on the issuance of corporate payment cards, namely designated payment instruments under the Financial Services Act 2013, on leasing facilities and on a new model of hire purchase facilities. Our work includes apprising clients on relevant regulatory requirements (including anti-money laundering legislation) and drafting the terms and conditions for the relevant documents.

 

We have been approached by Japanese global corporations and have advised on matters such as compliance with Malaysian competition laws and legal governance due diligence.

 

Japanese entities which propose to invest in Malaysia have sought our assistance, for example, in regard to the establishment of locally-incorporated companies (whether in joint ventures with Malaysian partners or going solo) and the purchase of property.

 

In our stable of Japanese clients are corporations that are well-known names in spheres ranging from consumer products, electronics, financial services, pharmaceuticals, retail and sports to heavy industries, such as Bridgestone Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Aeon Co., Ltd, Ajinomoto Co., Inc and Suntory Holdings Limited.

Contacts

Partner – Corporate & Commercial

joyceteh@rdl.com.my

Partner – Intellectual Property

yvonneong@rdl.com.my

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