We sufficiently explain about legal fee which is seemed obscure while having improved transparency as high as possible and defining the basis for the fee calculation when clients consult us. It is our policy that we explain about our scope of works and legal fees enough for clients’ understanding before starting our work.
Our charge system consist of [Legal Consultation Fee], [Fixed Charge], [Hourly Charge], [Commencement Fee/ Contingent Fee], and [Regular Advisory Fee on monthly basis]. We make efforts to propose a fee arrangement corresponding to each case to the clients’ best interest.
（※Examples of legal fee” below are only for reference. We will propose an estimation of our fee based on content of each case.＞＞Request for estimation CLICK HERE
1- Legal Consultation Fee
The first consultation: 5,000yen/30mins. (consumption tax not included)
The second one onwards: We will propose our fee arrangement corresponding to the content of the case.
2- Fixed Charge
This is one of the types of our fee arrangement. The amount of our legal fee is fixed for each case corresponding to a whole period from commencement until the end of the case. In advance we will ask clients about the outline of their cases, and propose them with our estimation in relation to expected services and its volume. After we obtain client’s consent, then we will start to work on the cases.
<Examples of legal fee①>
|Example||Examples of legal fee|
|Issue a warning letter against the client’s debtor for collection of receivable on behalf of the client who has entered into an advisory contract with our firm.||50,000JPY|
|Regarding the case in which an ex-employee of the client required to pay the overtime payment and we reached a settlement with such ex-employee by paying a part of his/her claim after negotiation with the ex-employee||300,000JPY|
|Draft a format of license agreement of which purpose is to govern and manage the client’s trademark in a uniformed way against twenty (20) distributors||300,000JPY|
|Regarding the acquisition of IT related R&D company of which annual turnover is around 300,000,000JPY, we carry out our due diligence work on basic information of the company, and on some of the main trade agreements, and provide a draft of the share transfer agreement.||1,500,000JPY|
<Example of legal fee>
|Example||Example of legal fee|
|Drafting and reviewing contracts|
|Non-disclosure agreements (simple ones)||30,000JPY～|
|Sales and Purchase Agreement and other types of any standard agreement||50,000JPY～|
|Drafting a format of contract|
|Drafting a format of common type of contract||300,000JPY～|
|Issuance of Securities|
|Issuance of Shares||200,000JPY～|
|Issuance of Debentures||200,000JPY～|
|Grant of Stock Option||200,000JPY～|
|Issuance of Class Shares||300,000JPY～|
|（Any cases do not have obligation to disclose of Securities Registration Statement, etc.）|
|Transfer of Share||200,000JPY～|
|Transfer of Business||200,000JPY～|
|Merger, Share Exchange||300,000JPY～|
|Division of Corporate(Company Split)||300,000JPY～|
|Share Transfer/making the company hold shares||300,000JPY～|
|（Each of the above amounts shows the examples of our legal fee on the above-described transaction only. Any other task which is incidental to the above is subject to another fee arrangement.）|
|Investigation of Companies/Due Diligence|
|Legal due diligence on a target company||500,000JPY～|
|Capital Tie-Up/Business Tie-Up, Investment|
|Joint Venture Agreement||300,000JPY～|
|Capital/Business Tie-Up Contract||200,000JPY～|
|Third Party Committee|
|The Third Party Committee for Large-Scale Allocation of New Sharse to a Third Party/ Investigation Committee for Corporate Scandals||1,000,000JPY～|
|Shareholders’ Meeting Service|
3- Hourly Charge
This is the fee calculated by multiplying the hourly rate of the attorney fee, who is in charge of the case, (Generally 30,000yen per hour (Excluding Tax)) and actual working hours.
・If attorney worked on the case for 5 hours
30,000JPY ×5hours= 150,000JPY
4- Retainer Fee/Contingent Fee
We might receive the Retainer fee when we start to work on the case and it shall not be refund for any reason or result.
We receive Contingent Fee in addition to Retainer Fee when the case is closed successfully and the amount of Contingent Fee would correspond to what extent the client’s goal or purpose is achieved.
In this case, the amount of fee will be fixed regardless of how many hours we work.
In case of lawsuit, we would propose Retainer Fee and contingentfee being calculated by the following formula, which had been adopted by the Attorney Fee Rules of Japan Federation of Bar Association abolished in 2004.
However, we may increase or decrease the fee corresponding to the difficulty and any other reason in relation to cases.
|Amount of Financial Benefit||Retainer Fee||Contingency fee|
|3 million yen or less||8％
（Provided; Minimum Amount :10 thousand）
|more than 3 million yen to 30million yen||5％||10％|
|more than 30 million yen to 300 million yen||3％||6％|
|more than 300 million yen||2％||4％|
5- Monthly Advisory Fee
As for the clients who sign the regular legal advisory agreement with us, we will charge in every month the amount of which is stipulated in legal advisory contract.
Minimum amount of Monthly Advisory Fee is 50,000yen (Excluding Tax) and we will propose the amount corresponding to the scale of client’s business and expected service volume, etc.
In the case of legal advisory agreement, clients can ask us for free legal consultations and legal services up to the prescribed time in every month as following.
As for our services exceeding the prescribed time, for lawsuit and other certain scale of projects, we will charge a certain amount of fee which will be proposed based on the above charge system separately from Monthly advisory fee. Provided however, that client will enjoy some discount as shown below.
|Monthly Fee||Free Consultations||Discount Rate|
Process of fee estimation
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