TMI Associates

Since its establishment in 1990, TMI has elaborated a law firm which is distinct from any other in Japan and to recast the image of both lawyers and patent/trademark attorneys.  During the past 29 years, the firm has experienced rapid organic growth, both numerically and geographically, while maintaining its progressive culture.  TMI now has 455 lawyers and 82 patent/trademark attorneys among a total of 922 personnel as of June 3, 2019, and it has become one of the five largest law firms in Japan. In terms of geographical expansion, in addition to TMI’s domestic branch offices in Nagoya, Kobe and Osaka, the firm has branch offices overseas, in Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Yangon, Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Silicon Valley, and London.  TMI provides a wide range of global legal services through its Chinese Practice Group, French Practice Group and Indian Practice Group located in its Tokyo office and its joint venture relationships in Japan with a few international law firms.  Also, the fact that we always strive to improve our experience in all industries, such as finance, pharmaceuticals, IT, biotech, construction, environment, insurance, media, telecom and the like has become one of TMI’s greatest strengths.  Along with the growth of each industry in the years to come, TMI’s expertise will also increase its depth.

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