“We are a specialist group of highly skilled legal professionals”

Vanguard Lawyers Tokyo

Naoki Kinami and Akira Nakazawa, Partners


Text by Andrew Howitt / Photo by Ben Beech

Vanguard Lawyers Tokyo, founded in 2017, is a boutique law firm that specialises in advising international clients on disputes and investigations, employment issues, regulatory matters and corporate matters in Japan.

“We are a specialist group of highly skilled legal professionals,” says Naoki Kinami, partner. “Each of the partners at our firm are fully bilingual and have more than 20 years’ experience supporting multinational corporations as they do business in Japan.”

“We fully understand the needs and practices of multinational firms,” adds Akira Nakazawa, partner. “We also provide creative solutions and practical advice to navigate complex Japanese legal issues.”