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Civil Litigation
Dispute Resolution

Do you have any dispute which is potentially handled under the Japanese judicial system? 

Please feel free to contact me.
First time phone consultation: Free

Second time consultation: 22,000 yen (220 USD) per hour

A civil dispute often starts with private negotiation. How to start the negotiation is crucial to getting a better outcome.
For a successful negotiation strategy, analyzing evidence fully and discussing strong and weak points of the case from the start is very important.
Frequently handled cases include labor issues such as wrongful dismissal, proposing retirement, wage cuts and commercial disputes, especially related to white collar crime such as embezzlement, fraud and breach of trust.

Retainer Fee System 

Retainer Fee System

The retainer fee system consists of a Starter Fee (non-refundable) a  Success fee and Daily Allowance (For Tokyo District Court, Saitama District Court and Yokohama District Court 22000 yen per a day.)


1. Starter Fee (non-refundable retainer)

Fee to be paid before commencement of the legal service.

Standard Starter Fee ranges from 5 ~10% of the economic value of the case.

2. Success Fee​

Fee to be paid at the end of the legal service based on the result.

Standard Success Fee ranges from 10 ~20% depending on the difficulty of the case and amount of work required.

3. Daily Allowance

If one of the lawyers is required to appear at court (or elsewhere), the per diem fee will be from 55,000 yen  up to 110,000 yen depending on specific travel time.

The fees written here include sales tax (10%). If you require information about fees for a particular type of case (such as labor cases, inheritance cases, contract drafting etc.), please inquire by email.

Hourly Charge

When one of the lawyers works on an hourly charge basis (time charge), the hourly rate is 33,000 to 55,000 yen (including tax) per hour, and the firm will require a deposit in advance. The rate may vary depending on the work required and the difficulty of the case.

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