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Adam Perry comments

Posted in: Foreign lawyers fight for reform in Japan See in context

It is hard to understand how this Gaiben restriction operates. An English solicitor who is qualified has jumped all the hoops needed to provide English legal advice in London but cannot provide English law advice in Tokyo. So if a Japanese company emails that solicitor in London they can provide legal advice but if they email the same solicitor who is instead based in Tokyo, they cannot provide advice.

What if the solicitor is based in Hong Kong and flies regularly in and out of Tokyo? I presume there are plenty of lawyers senior and junior who visit japan and advise on English law relating to matters that have no real connection to Japan other than the client being Japanese for example a construction project in Dubai that uses English law as the choice of law.

Can anyone explain?

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