We understand that the cost is one of the greatest concerns for our clients. In particular, when you cannot foresee the result, it will give you pause to pay fees in advance.

So, we offer a contingency fee (“no win, no fee”) plan, consisting only of a success fee (set at a certain percentage of the amount awarded), subject to a prior assessment of the case. This arrangement not only gives our clients foreseeability but also enhances our motivation to win the case, putting both of us in the same boat.

 

Dispute Resolution

You may choose a preferred plan from the below two (1) “no win, no fee” plan (no upfront fee but 30% success fee) or (2) quasi-contingency fee plan (¥500,000 upfront fee plus 16% success fee).

No retainer fee
30% success fee
  • Letter before claim
  • Negotiations/settlement
  • Issue of proceedings
  • Trial
¥500,000 retainer fee
16% success fee
  • Letter before claim
  • Negotiations/settlement
  • Issue of proceedings
  • Trial

* We may request a retainer (upfront) fee subject to a prior assessment of (1) the value of the claim and (2) the risk of no-win.

* If you are a defendant rather than a claimant, we will quote the fee in advance on a case-by-case basis.

Debt Recovery

We act on a “no recovery, no fee” basis, consisting only of a 20% success fee, subject to a prior assessment of the financial strength of the debtor. If the case goes to a court, the success fee will increase to 30%.

In most cases, we settle out of court without judicial intervention.

No retainer fee
20% success fee
  • Demand letter
  • Negotiations/settlement
30% success fee
  • Issue of proceedings
  • Trial
  • Enforcement of a judgment

Start a Business in Fukuoka

We support businesses and individuals to start and develop their business in Fukuoka. We will be not only your legal adviser but your business adviser in Japan.

We provide special offer for startups (including small businesses).

¥30,000/month
Monthly retainer for startups
  • Setting up a company/branch
  • Applying for a work visa
  • Advice by phone, chat or email
¥100,000/month
Monthly retainer
  • Setting up a company/branch
  • Applying for work visas
  • Advice by phone, chat or email
  • Corporate secretarial services
  • Reviewing contracts
  • Meeting in Fukuoka and/or Hong Kong

* If you’d prefer to request us to (1) set up a company or (2) apply for a work visa only, we will do them for ¥150,000 (excl. tax) each.