Hijikata Law & Accounting Office
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Services Offered
1) Consultation on corporate management (compliance, risk management, operation of General Meetings of Shareholders)
2)	Consultation on corporate restructuring
3)Outsourcing of corporate legal functions
4)Consultation on corporate reorganization
5)Corporate rehabilitation / bankruptcy proceedings
6)Establishment of Japanese subsidiaries on behalf of foreign companies; implementation of procedures for obtaining resident status for employees of foreign companies who are transferred to Japan
7)General legal consultation
8)Taxation and accounting


Services Offered

1) Consultation on corporate management (compliance, risk management, operation of General Meetings of Shareholders)

If a company violates the rules of society, such company may be socially punished and incur unexpected losses. On the other hand, if a company is too nervous about complying with rules, a decline in the morale of its employees as well as increased costs may result. To balance these two aspects is a central challenge in compliance and risk management.

To deal with these problems, it is necessary to understand the situation of individual companies and develop responses on a case-by-case basis.

Hijikata Law & Accounting Office provides appropriate consultation for compliance and risk management issues utilizing our decades of experience in corporate legal affairs.

We also offer consultation regarding General Meetings of Shareholders.

 

2) Consultation on corporate restructuring

Due to recent economic conditions, many companies are obliged to undergo restructuring. In Japan, there are various restrictions for companies regarding dismissal of employees. Implementation of restructuring measures that deviate from rules established under the Labor Law will needlessly cause labor disputes and incur unnecessary losses to companies.

Hijikata Law & Accounting Office offers consultation on efficient and legal restructuring measures.

 

3) Outsourcing of corporate legal functions

Nurturing legal staff within a company is both costly and time consuming, and possibly inefficient. Furthermore, internal legal staff are often influenced by values held by the company and may not provide as an objective judgment as an independent third party. For this reason, some companies are outsourcing legal functions to an external law firm. It may be wise to outsource quality legal services to a law firm that can provide an independent opinion at the time when such services are required.

Hijikata Law & Accounting Office actively engages in such outsourcing of corporate legal functions.

 

4) Consultation on corporate reorganization

Due to growing demands for improving efficiency and speed in corporate management and operations, companies have recently increased their usage of corporate reorganization procedures such as spin-offs, mergers and business transfers. However, many companies are not experienced in reorganization and find it difficult to handle the necessary procedures therefore.

Hijikata Law & Accounting Office closely works with companies and offers consultation on detailed points of corporate reorganization procedures.

 

5) Corporate rehabilitation / bankruptcy proceedings

When a company starts experiencing cash flow problems, it should first develop a voluntary rehabilitation plan that includes cost reduction, changes to debt repayment conditions, restructuring, and the discontinuation of loss-making businesses.

Hijikata Law & Accounting Office offers consultation on rehabilitation plans from both legal and accounting / financial aspects. If a rehabilitation plan fails to achieve the expected results, the next stage will be legal rehabilitation proceedings (application for civil rehabilitation proceedings) and legal liquidation proceedings (dissolution and liquidation proceedings or bankruptcy proceedings).

We offer consultation on corporate rehabilitation while it is not too late for companies to revitalize their operations with a view to eventual legal proceedings.

 

6) Establishment of Japanese subsidiaries on behalf of foreign companies; implementation of procedures for obtaining resident status for employees of foreign companies who are transferred to Japan

With economic globalization, foreign companies have started establishing subsidiaries or branches in Japan. Numerous cases also occur where foreign companies invest in and manage Japanese companies and are required to undertake procedures for obtaining resident status for their employees who are transferred to such Japanese companies.

To establish Japanese subsidiaries or branches, foreign companies must go through cumbersome procedures requiring a high level of communication skills. It is also necessary to submit a number of documents to the immigration office in order to obtain resident status for employees who are transferred to a Japanese office of foreign companies or to a Japanese company that their employer is managing and investing in.

Hijikata Law & Accounting Office provides consultation for foreign companies on these issues and implements all necessary procedures on their behalf.

 

7) General legal consultation

Hijikata Law & Accounting Office offers a wide range of general and daily legal consultation on issues as diverse as claims collection, inheritance disputes, and real estate disposition.

We offer prompt and appropriate solutions to such legal issues of individual clients based on our decades of experience.

 

8) Taxation and accounting

Hijikata Law & Accounting Office provides our corporate clients with consultation on tax-reduction measures and accounting treatment. We also prepare tax returns related to income tax, corporate income tax, consumption tax as well as inheritance tax.


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