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Introduction & Firm Profile

Welcome to the GLOBAL Law Office website.

The GLOBAL Law Office, based in Osaka, provides a comprehensive range of legal services to serve the various needs of both companies and individuals. We maintain a consistently high level of excellence, taking each of our clients’ needs seriously in order to reach the optimal outcome in any case, transaction, or other legal matter.

The Global Law Office was founded in 1980 under the skilled leadership of Masaaki Isokawa, who now serves as our managing partner and was named vice-president of Osaka Bar Association in 2001. Over the years, our law firm has grown both in size and sophistication. Today, Masaaki Isokawa is supported by an accomplished team of lawyers made up of seven partners (Shinichi Ainai, Shigehiko Higashi, Takeshi Isokawa, Ryoichi Minakuchi, Yoshiki Teranaka , Tomohiro Murakami and Yuske Amano) and five associates (Shiro Matsumoto, Mie Nakamura , Toshihide Tanioka , Hiroshi Konishi and Mamoru Nagata). Each of our partners boasts from nine to twenty-seven years of experience as a licensed attorney and each of our associates has from one to six years of legal experience. This extensive practical knowledge enables us to skillfully handle litigation and transactions of any complexity. Moreover, should you have any international legal needs, one of our partners, Takeshi Isokawa, studied at Duke University School of Law?an American law school that is highly regarded both in the U.S. and throughout the international legal community. After attending Duke law, he successfully obtained a New York Bar license and subsequently gained one year of hands-on practical experience in cross-border transactions and disputes by joining an international law firm in Singapore.

Although our clientele is primarily made up of corporations headquartered or doing business in Osaka and other cities in western Japan, we are also actively involved in advising and acting for individuals in order to satisfy all of their legal needs. We treat all clients with the same impeccable standard of professionalism and diligence?working tirelessly to reach the most favorable outcome every time.

One of our many strong points is that all of our Partners and Associates are equipped with advanced litigation skills and experience, which enables us to strategically advise our clients from both a transactional and litigator’s perspective. This broad perspective further enables us to provide the best legal advice and support in planning for the future as well as resolving current legal disputes in courts and settlement proceedings.

In addition to direct legal assistance, over our many years of experience in the Osaka business and legal community, we have established strong ties with various professionals such as accountants (Kaikeishi), tax advisers (Zeirishi), patent attorneys (Benrishi) and real estate professionals (Shiho-Shoshi). These strong ties allow us to offer clients a comprehensive network of services to satisfy all of their personal and/or business needs regardless of their complexity. As a result, we are able to offer one-stop service by fulfill all of our clients’ legal needs.

Our law firm forms a cooperative partnership with our clients in order to provide the best possible result in each and every case. In addition, our intelligent and forward-thinking lawyers do not merely provide basic legal advice, but rather seek to provide the most practical and commercially viable solutions by considering the complete context of the client’s situation so that we can optimize all facets of a business or individual’s legal position.

In short, should you or anyone you know require expert legal assistance in Osaka, the Kansai region, Western Japan, or transactions from these areas with the rest of the world, we are absolutely certain that the Global Law Office is the right law firm to satisfy all of your needs no matter how complex.

Areas of Practice

We offer a wide range of legal services to meet the needs of both companies and individuals including (but not limited to) corporate, banking, merger & acquisition, property, insurance, insolvency, probate and family law.

Fee Structure

Our fee structure is generally based on a fixed hourly time charge. Our hourly charge-out rates range from 200-500 U.S. dollars; we believe these rates are attractive compared to larger law firms. Also, before taking on any case, we will gladly provide prospective clients with an estimate of our expected fees.

Our Lawyers

Partners:
  • Masaaki Isokawa(Our managing partner and vice-president of Osaka Bar Association in 2001)
  • Shinichi Ainai
  • Shigehiko Higashi
  • Takeshi Isokawa (Licensed in Japan and NY)
  • Ryoichi Minakuchi
  • Yoshiki Teranaka
  • Tomohiro Murakami
  • Yusuke Amano
Associates:
  • Shiro Matsumoto
  • Mie Nakamura
  • Toshihide Tanioka
  • Hiroshi Konishi                               
  • Mamoru Nagata