TMI Associates


23rd Floor, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo, 106-6123

+81 3 6438 5511

+81 3 6438 5522

Key contacts:

Senior Managing Partner: Katsuro Tanaka

Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 572 lawyers and 88 patent/trademark attorneys (As of November 1, 2022)
Offices in Japan: Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Fukuoka
Overseas offices: Shanghai, Beijing, Yangon, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Silicon Valley, London
Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Korean, Hindi, Vietnamese, Myanmar, Thai

From its establishment thirty years ago, TMI Associates has grown from its original 11 members to become the second-largest law firm in Japan, with more than 660 attorneys and patent/trademark attorneys based in 16 offices. TMI has comprehensive transactional and dispute resolution capabilities, a distinctive regulatory focus and a renowned IP practice. In addition to the firm’s locations in Japan, TMI has offices in Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, the UK and the US, as well as desks focused on Brazil, France, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico and the Philippines.

  • Asset finance

  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High yield
  • Competition
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation

  • Advised Olympus Corporation on its sale of the microscope unit to Bain Capital for JPY 427.6 billion (USD 3.1 billion).
  • Advised CVC Asia Pacific on its acquisition of Trygroup Inc., a Japanese educational company.
  • Advised Monex Finance Corporation on the update and amendment of EMTN Program. (The maximum program amount was JPY 60 billion.)

  • Agriculture

  • Automotive
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Food and beverage
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Natural resources
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Transport
  • Utilities