Japan Desk

About us

RP Legal is an Italian full service independent law firm, founded in 1949, with one hundred and seventy professionals, six offices in Italy and far reaching international relationships.

Our partners and consultants are recognised as leading authorities in their chosen disciplines.

We provide both international clients who do business in Italy and Italian Clients abroad with first class legal and tax advice along with the necessary support to bridge the cultural gaps which are an inevitable feature of any international business venture.

Thanks to the continuous exchange of information and know-how between our professionals, when working on the most complex deals we always have a global view on all relevant legal issues.

What we do

We provide comprehensive legal and tax advice for Japanese companies, entrepreneurs and investors aiming at and/or developing business in Italy and Europe.

Our firm ranks as one of the main player in Italy for assisting Japanese planning an overseas expansion: this is thanks to our competence, responsiveness, flexibility and for our ability to provide the client with a full service advice of primary level for any type of business transaction the client is willing to pursue.

We also have a long time and consolidated experience in assisting our clients approaching Far East and using Japan as a platform for the entire Asian continent, thanks to our network of selected first-class International and Japanese law firms, advisors and banks, based in the main Japanese business centres all over the country.

Through our network we foster good relations with Japanese relevant authorities and with the global business community in Japan and in Italy/Europe.

Our team has been supporting Italian-Japanese business activities and investments, providing comprehensive legal advice with a unique ability to manage the issues related to cross-border transactions involving different jurisdictions, different languages as well as different cultural approaches.

Our advice is focused on a broad set of issue, including in particular:

  • Cross-boarders mergers and acquisition transactions, involving issues of compliance to laws of different jurisdictions
  • Joint ventures in Europe and in Asia
  • Tax structuring and Cross-border tax planning and M&A
  • Setting up of European or Asian operations for Japanese and/or European clients
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Employment law and human-resources matters
  • Defending client’s business interests, including handling cases before State Courts and in arbitration proceedings.

All practice areas

Administrative & Public Law Intellectual Property
Antitrust & Competition Insurance
Art Law International Arbitration& Litigation
Aviation, Shipping and Transport Life Science
Banking & Finance Privacy and Data Protection
Charity & Social Enterprises Public Funds and Financing
Civil Law Real Estate
Compliance Restructuring & Insolvency
Commercial Sanità (Alias: sanita)
Corporate – M&A Start-up
Criminal Law Tax – Consulting
Customs Tax – Litigation
Debt Recovery and Management Transfer Pricing
Environmental and Energy TMT – Cybersecurity
Employment TMT – Media Entertainment
Family TMT – Technology
Healthcare Wealth Management & Private Client











  • 国籍の異なる法人間の特殊取引 - 各国の法令コンプライアンス
  • ヨーロッパやアジアにおけるジョイントベンチャー
  • 国籍の異なる法人間におけるM&Aの税務計画
  • 日本およびヨーロッパのクライアントのオペレーション・プランニング
  • 知的財産権保護の問題
  • ヒューマン・リソース運営に関する労働基準法の問題
  • 各国の裁判所および仲裁裁判所におけるクライアントの弁護


環境・エネルギー 争訟
独占禁止法・競合法 海事・運送
芸術法(アート・ロウ) 刑事
保険 プライバシー・データ保護
銀行・金融 不動産
チャリティ・社会的企業 債権回収・強制執行
コンプライアンス 民事責任・ 損害賠償
契約法務 企業再生・倒産処理
コーポレート -M&A 薬事・ヘルスケア
通関・関税 スタートアップ
公的機関・入札 税務 – コンサルタント
家事・相続 税務 – 争訟
公的資金・公的融資 移転価格
知的財産 TMT – サイバーセキュリティ
国際仲裁・国際争訟 TMT – メディア・エンターテイメント
労働法・労務管理 TMT – テクノロジー
ライフサイエンス 資産管理・プライベートクライアント

Vincenzo D'Antoni


Vincenzo D’Antoni deals with corporate law and related and connected banking and finance aspects.  His experience ranges from M&As to corporate matters (including joint ventures and the launch of new...

Claudio Elestici


Claudio Elestici is an expert in commercial and corporate law with specific reference to M&As and a close focus on private equity transactions. He has assisted various family-run business groups...

Riccardo Rossotto


Riccardo Rossotto has worked throughout national territory, specialising in industrial, corporate and commercial law. In industrial area, his work particularly covers advertising, trademarks and unfair competition. In corporate law, he...