Japan Desk

ASEAN just fits the best for Japan…The political relationships are better, growth is there, proximity is there.” (Mixo Das, equity strategist, Nomura Singapore, 2016)

Over the years, Japan has become the second-largest trading partner for ASEAN, witnessing the growing expansion of Japan organisations in the region across numerous industry sectors, notably manufacturing and infrastructure.

ASEAN’s 10 member states are diverse in terms of regulatory systems, economic development, the challenging enforcement and dispute mechanisms, bureaucracies and language difficulties pose as common challenges facing Japanese corporations.

Supported by a team of Japanese advisors and local consultants with a deep understanding of the cultural sensitivities and expectations of both Japanese clients and ASEAN member states, ZICO Law’s Japan desk is well equipped with local insights and extensive experience to provide business advisory to all Japanese organisations advancing into ASEAN.

At ZICO Law, we have been working with Japanese companies since the start of their expansion into the ASEAN region. Our teams have been servicing numerous Japanese conglomerates (Keiretsu) and companies in various industry sectors such as manufacturing, financial, transportation, and energy throughout ASEAN member countries.

「ASEANは日本にとって最も適した投資先である。…政治上の関係は改善しており、成長が見込まれ、地理的にも近接している。」(Mixo Das氏(Nomura Singaporeエクイティ・ストラテジスト)、2016年)



ZICO Lawジャパンデスクは、日本人のアドバイザー及び現地コンサルタントから編成されるチームを擁しています。これらのチームメンバーは、現地の文化、並びに、ASEAN各国に進出しようとする日本企業のクライアントが期待するものについて、深い理解を有しています。ZICO Lawジャパンデスクは、ASEANに進出するあらゆる日本企業に対してビジネス上のアドバイスを十分に提供できるだけの、現地の実務に関する知見、及び、広範な経験を有しています。

ZICO Lawは、日本企業がASEANに進出を開始した当初から、日本企業に対してアドバイスを行ってきました。ZICO Lawは、日本のコングロマリット(系列企業)、及び、製造、金融、運輸、エネルギーといった多様な業種の日本企業に対して、ASEAN全土でサービスを提供しています。


Hanim Hamzah speaking at the In-House Community e-Congress Japan 2020 Plenary Session

Hanim Hamzah speaking at D-Quest, Inc. Compliance Symposium 2020 on “The Forefront of ASEAN – Forefront of whistleblowing – Harassment cases in ASEAN and their countermeasures Trends in legislation from the perspective of ASEAN.

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On 1 December 2022, KPMG and ZICO Law entered into an agreement under which a number of law firms and teams from the ZICO Law network have joined the KPMG network of firms.

The deal will see more than 275 lawyers join over 2,900 legal professionals in the KPMG global organization, creating a significant legal footprint across Asia. It will offer legal services and solutions, a globally connected legal services platform, and specialists who work with leading technology providers to modernize legal functions across organizations. The strategic combination increases the total number of legal professionals in the KPMG network to over 3,750 across 84 jurisdictions. You may read the press release here.

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