Associates

Ryuji Suzuki

Associate
Attorney at Law

Mr. Suzuki developed an interest in China when he was in high school, and throughout his studies of law at university and in graduate school, he aimed to work in a job that would involve China. To date, he has worked as an advisor and agent in Chinese legal affairs (such as by assisting Japanese companies to expand their business in China, drafting and reviewing contracts between Japanese and Chinese companies, advising in labor disputes in Chinese subsidiaries and providing services in relation to intellectual property management for Chinese subsidiaries), Japanese domestic litigation (including claims for sale price and for injunctions against unfair business practices) and disputes involving private clients, among others.
Mr. Suzuki has worked in our Beijing office since 2013, and is deeply interested in Chinese legal affairs in general, and the fields of personnel and labor management in China in particular.

Major matters handled

• Claim for sale price

Mr. Suzuki acted for the seller under a sales contract in a matter in which the seller claimed the sale price from the buyer, who argued that the sales contract was invalid due to its representative director’s abuse of representative authority.

• Debt recovery from a Japanese company for a Hong Kong company

As the representative of a Hong Kong company, Mr. Suzuki was involved in recovering debts from a Japanese company (such as by negotiating for payment, filing litigation and participating in bankruptcy procedures).

• Injunction against unfair business practices

Mr. Suzuki acted for the party whose rights were infringed in a motion for relief including an injunction against acts suspected of amounting to unfair business practices.

• Acquisition of a Japanese electronic parts manufacturing subsidiary by a foreign electronic parts manufacturer

Mr. Suzuki assisted in due diligence investigations in relation to the acquisition of a Japanese electronic parts manufacturing subsidiary by a foreign electronic parts manufacturer.

• Other matters

Mr. Suzuki has acted as an adviser or representative in a range of other matters, including assisting Japanese companies moving into China, drafting and reviewing contracts between Japanese and Chinese companies (such as joint venture contracts, outsourcing contracts and technology licensing contracts), labor disputes in Chinese subsidiaries, intellectual property administration in Chinese subsidiaries and disputes involving private clients.

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