Ashurst practises law in Japan through Ashurst Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo, a joint enterprise formed under the Special Measures Law Concerning the Handling of Legal Business by Foreign Lawyers (the Special Measures Law) which is affiliated with Ashurst LLP.

The term "partner" is used to refer to a member of Ashurst LLP or to an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or to an individual with equivalent status in one of Ashurst LLP's affiliated undertakings.

The joint enterprise is regulated by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations in accordance with the Special Measures Law. In accordance with this legislation the lawyers who are partners of the joint enterprise in Japan are all admitted as Japanese qualified lawyers (bengoshi) or registered as foreign lawyers in Japan (gaikokuho jimu bengoshi). All lawyers are regulated by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and the relevant Bar Association in Tokyo. Lawyers based in Japan who are qualified in other jurisdictions are also subject to regulation by the relevant regulatory body in their place of admission. For further details of the Special Measures Law see the English translation of the Special Measures Law at Further information about our lawyers and their qualifications is available on request and can be found at

Ashurst has global professional indemnity insurance cover led by QBE Casualty Syndicate 386, Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 3BD. Further details may be obtained from Angela Pearson, partner and general counsel.

Please also note the additional Legal Notices that relate to the whole of the Ashurst Group.