So & Sato, Lawyers for your innovation endeavors
So & Sato, Lawyers for your innovation endeavors

Our mission is to have our clients’ innovation accelerated.

We are committed to bring innovative solutions to our clients that are constantly exposed to challenges. 
We achieve this through in-depth understanding of clients’ needs and daring to seek new and original ways.

NEWS

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Seminar

So Saito held a seminar on “The Emergence of Libra Coins and the Regulation of Stable Coins”.

Seminar

Yuki Sato held a seminar for startup accelerators/supporters as a part of “Unicorn Programmed” managed by Yamaguchi Financial Group Inc.

Seminar

So Saito held a seminar on “Financing through STO (Security Token Offering) – legal issues in and out of Japan”

Publication

So Saito supervised Japanese translation of “Life after Google” .

Publication

So Saito authored the article about virtual currency, Tokyo Omotenashi settai restaurant 50 /2020 (May 24th 2019 issue)

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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.

Our Thinking

  • 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.

Main Members

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So Saito

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Yuki Sato

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Tomoaki Katayama

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Kenta Koyama

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Foreign Associate

Joerg Schmidt

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Advisor

We provide our service ensuring our team is always best-optimized for each case including paralegals, translators, etc.

Practice Areas

業務分野

FinTech / Blockchain

M&A

Joint Venture / Group Restructuring

Fund

Finance

Corporate Legal

Innovation / Technology

Construction / Infrastructure

Global Network

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.