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City-Yuwa Partners

Highly regarded standalone team



City-Yuwa's employment department is led by Noriko Higashizawa and Akira Nagasaki in Tokyo.

The team at City-Yuwa is one to pay attention to.

Clients typically hail from a diverse selection of industries, and include both national and international names, as well as international law firms without a local presence.

Kosuke Hasegawa is another key contact within the team.


The group is well placed to assist with a broad variety of employment issues. Of late, this has regularly involved advising on remote working policies in light of the covid-19 pandemic.

Aside from assisting clients with day-to-day HR matters, the team also advises on more sensitive and strategic issues, such as senior executive dismissals or collective bargaining agreements – particularly for foreign businesses.

The groups knowledge of the operation of international organisations also comes into its own when assisting clients with global policy implementation.

The teams expertise also includes disputes. It assists clients with unfair dismissal claims or disputes that touch on employment status, bullying, harassment, and union accusations of unfair practices. 

Further areas of activity include the employment aspects of M&A, including employee transfers, as well as accidents in the workplace and support with disciplinary actions.

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