Jurisdiction - Japan
Japan – White & Case Celebrates 25 Years In Tokyo.


19 September, 2012
Global law firm White & Case LLP celebrates its 25th anniversary in Tokyo last week, culminating in a reception for several hundred clients and friends on Tuesday evening, September 11th, where the key theme will be to offer thanks for their support over the years. 
This is an important milestone for the Firm which, in 1987, was one of the first international law firms to establish an office in Japan.
“After 25 years we feel very much a part of the fabric of Japan”, stated White & Case executive partner in Tokyo, Brian Strawn. “We are now close to 100 lawyers – one of the largest international firms in this market – having grown alongside the needs of our clients.” He added, “When you consider our structure, we have equal numbers of Japan-admitted bengoshi and international lawyers qualified in the US, the UK and elsewhere – this has played an important role in the firm’s success in Japan where flexibility has been key to many of the larger cross-border transactions in which we have been involved.” 
“I feel that we have an effective formula that leaves the Firm poised for continued success in Japan” said Barrye Wall, White & Case’s Asia Section Head. “With the majority of our international partners and counsel in Tokyo having lived in the country for more than 20 years, they understand how Japan works when it comes to the practicality of practicing law in Japan. It is this, combined with our strong culture of integration between international lawyers and Japanese bengoshi, which sets us apart from other law firms in Japan.”
For further information, please contact:
Susan Byrnes, White & Case


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