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Ius Laboris welcomes Japanese firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Date: 10 February 2014

10 February 2014, Brussels - the world’s largest Alliance of Human Resources­­­­ law firms, announced a new affiliate member in Japan, tier one law firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune.  Ius Laboris now offers international corporate clients over 1,300 specialist labour and employment lawyers based in 44 countries worldwide.

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune’s labour and employment practice  is ranked by both Chambers and the Legal 500 directories as band one and tier one respectively.  It has 20 lawyers advising both domestic clients and international companies on Japanese HR law.

Expansion into the Japanese market continues the Alliance’s Asia-Pacific growth strategy and follows the appointment of two new members last year:  South Korean firm Yulchon LCC and New Zealand firm Kiely Thompson Caisley.

Chris Engels, chairman of Ius Laboris commented: “We are delighted to welcome Anderson Mori & Tomotsune as a member.  Japan is an important market for our international client base in five world regions.”

Sam Everatt, Executive Director of Ius Laboris added: “ As always with HR legal issues, it is important to have the best local lawyers as employment law varies widely in each jurisdiction.  Anderson Mori is a great fit in terms of its high quality of service."

“Ius Laboris aligns closely with our values and our commitment to client service,” commented Anderson Mori Head of Labour and Employment Kazutoshi Kakuyama . “Based on the growing need of our clients for assistance outside Japan, we are very enthusiastic about joining the Alliance and the increased resources that will be available to them.” 


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About Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Founded in 1955, Tokyo-based law firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is a leading full service Japanese commercial law firm. The firm has 300 Japanese lawyers with more than 10 qualified in foreign jurisdictions, approximately 130 other professional staff including patent lawyers, immigration lawyers, foreign legal trainees, translators and paralegals. The employment practice is ranked as Band 1 in Chambers' directories, January 2014.  For more information on Anderson Mori  & Tomotsune, please visit

About Ius Laboris

Ius Laboris is the world’s largest alliance of law firms offering employers cross-border employment and pensions law advice. It has over 1,300 specialist HR lawyers in over 150 cities and 44 countries.  Ius Laboris offers access to the best local HR law experts in one global team with 20% more ranked employment lawyers (Chambers & Partners, November 2013) in 30% more recommended jurisdictions (Legal 500, November 2013) than its nearest competitors. For more information on Ius Laboris, please visit