Manufacturing involves a wide range of legal fields at various stages of product manufacturing, including research and development, procurement, design, contract manufacturing, sales, and after-sales service. The legislation that affects manufacturers may differ depending on what they manufacture, such as finished products or parts, for example.
Kitahama Partners has been engaged by various manufacturers both in Japan and overseas to handle many matters in various countries and regions in all areas of the law pertaining to manufacturing, ranging from contract negotiations to the handling of complaints, Anti-Monopoly Act and compliance issues, employment and labor matters, Companies Act-related issues, and dispute resolution. We grasp the realities and challenges of each industry and company in order to serve our clients’ needs.
Disputes related to product defects and accidents involve multiple stakeholders, including parts manufacturers, distributors, and insurance companies. Because accidents involving products are directly linked to the reputation of the company,...