Linklaters to merge in Japan

UK firm will become first to offer integrated local and international advice.

Linklaters is set to create Japan's first cross-border law firm by merging with a team of lawyers from Mitsui Yasuda Wani Maeda.

Mitsuhiro Yasuda and Akihiro Wani will become Linklaters partners on April 1 2005 when a new law that rolls back restrictions on foreign firms comes into force. They will bring a team of more than 20 lawyers with them, making Linklaters the first firm to offer US, UK and Japanese legal advice under...

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