As the economic ties between the European Union and Japan are strong and resilient, with trade in goods and services recovering to pre-pandemic levels and both parties implementing the Group of Seven industrialized nations’ digital trade principles, including open digital markets and the free flow of data, more businesses need assistance in navigating the rules and regulations, which means rising demand for legal services.
In 2016, two leading independent business law firms established an innovative and unique alliance to facilitate legal services between Japan and France, and more generally, Europe.
Feral and Torachu have built a strong relationship over the years by assisting Japanese companies and groups doing business in Europe, and French businesses with legal needs in Japan.
Toranomon Chuo Law Firm (Torachu), based in Tokyo and founded over 30 years ago, is a cutting- edge Japanese firm with a broad range of legal services, focusing primarily on business law, finance law, intellectual property, corporate crisis management, compliance and litigation. Torachu is recognized as one of the best business law firms in Japan.
The French firm Feral, based in Paris and founded almost 35 years ago, is a leading firm highly specialized in technologies and digital law, intellectual property and complex and international litigation. Feral has been ranked for more than 20 years as one of the toptier law firms in France by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Feral was recognized as Law Firm of the Year 2023 in technologies in France by the prestigious Best Lawyers guide.
Feral and Torachu have built a strong relationship over the years by assisting Japanese companies and groups doing business in Europe, and French businesses with legal needs in Japan, especially in business law, technologies and intellectual property. Their goal is to serve their clients as “trusted legal partners” and to fight for justice.