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March/April 2016

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Abe, Wada & Watanabe – Tokyo, Japan!

Abe, Wada & Watanabe is an internationally oriented boutique law firm based in Tokyo, Japan. Their attorneys have considerable experience representing a wide variety of corporate clients, including foreign multinationals in Japan (inbound work) and assisting Japanese companies that do business abroad (outbound work). All of the partners and many of the associates at Abe, Wada & Watanabe have worked in the legal profession overseas and understand the needs of overseas clients.

Abe, Wada & Watanabe’s clientele consists entirely of corporate entities, multinational businesses that lead the automotive, aircraft, strategic consulting, telecommunications, high technology, sporting goods, medical equipment, information services, transportation and the food and entertainment fields. Their practice areas include Intellectual Property, Corporate, Commercial, and Employment Law.

One unique aspect of their firm is that many of the world’s large international law firms, even those with local offices in Japan, seek their advice on transnational negotiations, dispute resolution and litigation in Japan – when the lawyers at the world’s top firms look for advice in Japan, they often turn to them.

With this background, Abe, Wada & Watanabe is uniquely positioned to assist ILN members and their clients in navigating an array of Japanese and international transactional legal matters.

Main Contacts at Abe, Wada & Watanabe and More…

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Full descriptions of Abe, Wada & Watanabe’s services, expertise, and lawyer profiles
are available on their ILN profile.
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Wada Nobuhiro
Telephone: (+81) 3-3512-3711
Practice Groups: Corporate & commercial law, employment
ILN Executive Director, Alan Griffiths says…
“As one of the original members of the International Lawyers Network, Abe, Wada & Watanabe have shown an unparalleled commitment to the ILN. We look forward to joining them in Tokyo in a few short weeks for our Asia Pacific Conference, graciously hosted by their firm.” 
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Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. In this capacity, Ms. Griffiths is responsible for the oversight and management of day-to-day operations of the International Lawyers Network (ILN). She develops strategies and implementation plans to achieve the ILN’s goals, and handles…

Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. In this capacity, Ms. Griffiths is responsible for the oversight and management of day-to-day operations of the International Lawyers Network (ILN). She develops strategies and implementation plans to achieve the ILN’s goals, and handles recruitment, member retention, and a high level of service to members. She is engaged in the legal industry to stay on top of trends, both in law firms and law firm networks.

In her role as Executive Director, she develops and facilitates relationships among ILN member firm lawyers at 90+ law firms in 67 countries, and seeks opportunities for member firms to build business and relationships, while ensuring member participation in Network events and initiatives. These initiatives include facilitating referrals, the management and execution of the marketing and business development strategy for the Network, which encompasses all communications, push-down efforts, and marketing partnerships, providing support and guidance to the chairs and group leaders for the ILN’s thirteen practice and industry specialty groups, the ILN’s women’s initiative, the ILN’s mentorship program, the management and execution of all ILN conferences, and more.

JD Supra Readers Choice Top Author 2019

During her previous tenure as Director of Global Relationship Management, the ILN has been shortlisted as a Global Law Firm Network of the Year by The Lawyer for 2016 and 2017, and included as a Chambers & Partners Leading Law Firm Network since 2011. She was awarded “Thought Leader of the Year” by the Legal Marketing Association’s New York chapter in 2014 for her substantive contributions to the industry, and was recently included in Clio’s list for “34 People in Legal You Should Follow on Twitter.” She was also chosen for the American Bar Association Journal’s inaugural Web 100‘s Best Law Blogs, where judge Ivy Grey said “This blog is outstanding, thoughtful and useful.” Ms. Griffiths was recently chosen for as a Top Author by JD Supra in their 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, for the level of engagement and visibility she attained with readers on the topic of marketing & business development. She has been the author of Zen & the Art of Legal Networking since February of 2009.