The firm started out in 2015 as So Law Office before expanding into So & Sato Law Office in 2019. It is a boutique firm that is uniquely positioned to advise international and domestic corporate clients on complicated matters, especially new business involving technologies.
The firm’s lawyers have backgrounds working at one of the biggest Japanese law firms and a reputable global law firm, and have extensive experience handling transactions in the areas of finance, funds, M&A, joint venture and crisis management.
It offers high-quality advice in the above areas coupled with tailored service to deliver the best results to its clients. Furthermore, the firm has deep knowledge in the area of advanced technologies and cutting-edge business models, such as blockchain, virtual currency, artificial intelligence and robotics.
To Accelerate innovation and play an active role in inter-company ecosystems.
To support creation of new businesses that may change our world. To make a law firm of unique value.
Provide high-quality services by combining our expertise and industry/ business knowledge. Embrace changes.
We have represented businesses of various different countries (including USA, PRC, ROK, Singapore, Germany, France, U.K., Russia, Georgia) where we support them, most typically, in investments in Japan, such as through setting up subsidiaries, joint ventures and acquisitions of local companies. Having a full grasp of likely pitfalls for non-Japan businesses in market entry (such as perceived/ alleged peculiarities in laws and regulations in Japan), we are dedicated for excellent client service across borders.
Our partners have worked substantially abroad and across borders. They have built network with excellent law firms, accounting firms, consulting firms in various different jurisdictions. With core members fully bilingual in both Japanese and English as well, we are best positioned to serve your cross border business seamlessly.