Decades of Experience in Japan

For Japanese media and technology companies doing business in the United States, or US companies trading in Japan, Gamma Law’s advisory services are a major strategic advantage. Our clients benefit from a unique combination of capabilities that make us the ideal partner for cross-border projects in either direction between Japan and the United States.

Our most pronounced advantage is our experience. David Hoppe has been advising clients on Japan/US matters for nearly twenty-five years. He lived in Japan for a number of years, is proficient in Japanese, travels to Japan frequently and has an extensive network of contacts in both business and governmental organizations in Japan. He has assisted hundreds of clients with a wide range of Japan-US cross-border projects.

Unlike many other US practitioners specializing in US/Japan matters, David’s Pacific Rim background includes work for some of the largest law firms and companies in the world. This includes working with a Japanese international law firm, serving as international counsel for a Silicon Valley company with extensive business in Asia and later interim general counsel for a major Japanese games publisher, as well working in the Tokyo office of a major New York law firm.

Gamma Law clients gain this high-level perspective and expertise while benefitting from genuinely personal, individualized service and responsiveness. Gamma Law was created to allow clients to work directly with David. If additional attorneys are required for some aspect of a matter – say, immigration – David supervises them directly. Gamma Law exists to provide the highest level of hands-on legal counsel for a select group of clients. And because of our focus on efficiency and a lean operation, we are considerably more cost-effective than most other firms. Our expertise makes us efficient, and our structure keeps our fees reasonable.

There is an old Japanese proverb that says “Raise the sail with the stronger hand,” meaning that you should pursue the opportunities you are best equipped to capitalize on. For companies doing cross-border business between Japan and the United States, Gamma Law’s purpose is to be – legally speaking — that stronger hand.

See Contact Us for location and contact details of the Japan affiliated office.

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Kodansha Advanced Media is the digital arm of a large Japanese publisher. We needed an attorney who could both advise us on the licensing deals that were essential for our US launch, while working simultaneously in both the Japanese and the American business environments. We found all that, and more, in David. He was key to our US success, and a genuine pleasure to work with as well.

Japan Practice

Alvin Lu – General Manager, Kodansha Advanced Media LLC

Japan Practice