In order to foster the many valued, established and developing relationships with its clients in Japan, the Irish law firm Dillon Eustace opened a representative office in Tokyo in 2000. The office was set up by Partner Brian Dillon, who was admitted by the Japanese Bar Association while a resident in the Japanese capital and is now a partner in the firm’s Asset Management and Investment Funds Department.
Dublin-based Dillon Eustace was sought out as an adviser by several leading Japanese financial institutions, including Daiwa Securities, Sumitomo Mitsui, Nomura, Nissay, SPARX, Tokio Marine, Simplex and Yuki, when they established regulated investment funds in the country. The firm has also advised other Japanese companies on property, construction, aviation, employment and corporate issues in Ireland.
The law firm’s presence in Tokyo has allowed Dillon Eustace to build strong ties with top law firms in Japan and represent mutual clients in litigation in Japanese and Irish courts.
Aside from promoting events aimed at attracting foreign funds to Ireland, it regularly sponsored and attended annual conferences and seminars in Tokyo hosted by both Irish Funds and the Alternative Investment Funds Association. In that effort to promote Ireland, Dillon Eustace has worked with the local representative of Ireland’s Industrial Development Authority, Derek Fitzgerald.
Dillon Eustace is also a very active member of the Ireland Japan Association, once chaired by Partner Aisling O’Malley. Partner Shane Geraghty, meanwhile, is a current member of the IJA council.
Because of its relationships in Japan, Dillon Eustace is delighted with the news that construction of the new Ireland House in Tokyo coincides with the 20th anniversary of the opening of its representative office.
With offices also in New York and the Cayman Islands, Dillon Eustace has built a reputation as a leading adviser on asset management, investment funds, banking, capital markets, corporate and merger and acquisitions matters, employment, financial services, insurance, real estate and taxation, as well as litigation and dispute resolution.