Warning regarding fraudulent brokers and consultants

Jackson Sogo (Japanese Gyoseishoshi Law Office) – Client Alert

There has recently been an uptick in brokers and consultants purporting to provide Japanese legal advice and support to foreigners and foreign businesses, particularly in the areas of immigration and corporate law. Many of these “advisors” are not licensed to provide these services and are not bound by a duty of confidentiality.

Only locally-qualified legal professionals can practice Japanese law, so please be cautious when seeking assistance on Japanese law issues from companies and individuals advertising these services.