The Revised Law, which expands the scope of foreign legal lawyers’ activities, was enacted May 22 at 13:54
The revised law, which expands the scope of the activities of “Foreign Law Lawyers”, which can handle foreign law affairs in Japan, was passed and passed at the Plenary Session of the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
As the number of international business deals by companies increases, there is an increasing number of “international arbitrations” aimed at resolving problems with foreign companies, regardless of the court.
For this reason, an amendment to the Special Measures Act, which expands the scope of the activities of “foreign legal lawyers” who can handle foreign law affairs in Japan, passed the House of Representatives in an extraordinary Diet session last year, but it was under continuing deliberations in the House of Councilors.
The amendment was passed at the Plenary Session of the House of Councillors on October 10 last month, and sent back to the House of Representatives under the provisions of the Diet Act, and was voted on by a majority of both the LDP and Komeito, as well as the Constitutional Democratic Party.
The revised law states that foreign legal lawyers can represent international arbitration even if a foreign company is a domestic company of the parent company.
In addition, the requirements to become a foreign legal lawyer are reduced from two years to one year after more than three years of work experience.