Established in 1990 in Japan, TMI Associates has developed a team of experienced attorneys, patent attorneys, paralegals and other staff to offer comprehensive professional services to domestic and international clients.
The firm’s global footprint includes Vietnam, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand, as well as Silicon Valley and London. In China, TMI Associates’ Shanghai Office is committed to the China-Japan relationship and is continuing to bring together Japanese and Chinese businesses.
“We are ahead of the curve,” said Motohiro Yamane, partner and chief representative, TMI Associates Shanghai Office.
“We consider ourselves to be different from other large Japanese firms as our China Practice Team has been led by Chinese partners. We are pioneers in Shanghai with over 20 years of local experience and as such, we have been appointed to lead the foreign attorneys community integrated into the Shanghai Bar Association.”
Today, TMI Associates is in a unique position to deliver tailor-made solutions to suit Japanese and Chinese clients. Through local insights and resources, the firm is proud of its role as a facilitator and contributor to the Japan-China business relationship.
As the dynamic Chinese market continues to create opportunities, Japanese companies that establish down-to-earth relationships with their Chinese counterparts are achieving success.
“Until the 2000s, the Japanese economy had been stronger than China, however, there has been a shift in the power balance and many aspects of the economic relationship have changed dramatically,” Yamane said.
“We are specialists in bridging different cultures and jurisdictions. In Shanghai, our diverse, integrated team is part of a well-established global network and we will continue to act as a legal navigator to our clients in China and around the world.”