Akasaka International Law, Patent & Accounting Office.

Service Description – Corporate Legal Retainer Description

Mar 15, 2018

It is like having an affordable in-house legal team without the troubles of hiring.    

 

Our office offers several types of retainer to support companies in their day-to-day business. Whether it is simply for ad-hoc consultation, document drafting or complex structural changes and major transactions, we are flexible to develop a plan to suit individual client’s needs. We are devoted to understand the workings of our clients and available to provide support regarding internal compliance matters as necessary.

Common features of all the Plans

– Fixed monthly fee plus expenses and relevant tax

– Discounted price for service outside of retainer scope

– Priority over non-retainer clients

– Clients may use our firm’s name for marketing such as display on their website

Notes

– For tasks that cannot be covered by the Corporate Legal Retainers, we will charge separately according to the individual matters. A fixed discount will be applied to retainer clients depending on which plan they are on.

– The plans on this page are examples only. The content and scope can be negotiated according to the client’s needs. 

– The minimum engagement period is 6 months although the client may change the plan every two months according to the needs of the client.

– Litigation matters are not included in the Corporate Retainer Plan.

– Other than emergency matters or for practical reasons (eg. time differences), all work is performed during standard business hours of 9am to 6pm.  

– Service credit expires at the end of the correspondent month and will not be carried over to the next month.

 

Monthly Service Summary

Light

Medium

Heavy

Extreme

Costs

50,000

100,000

300,000

From 500,000

Amount of consultation (in person, web and phone)

2 x 30 min meetings

3 hours

10 hours

15 hours on site if required

Legal review (standard document)

1 document

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Legal drafting (standard document)

1 document

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Legal research

1 A4 page

2 A4 pages

As required

As required

Discount for other matters

5%

10%

15%

20%

Procedural filings

x

As necessary

As necessary

As necessary

Contact with 3rd parties

x

Written only

Written and verbal

As necessary

Out of office visits

x

x

Limited to once a month

As necessary within consultation period

Legal Review (non- standard)

x

x

Unlimited

Unlimited

Legal drafting (non-standard)

x

x

1 document per month

Unlimited

Translation of legal documents (English, Japanese)

x

x

Unlimited

Unlimited

Translation of legal documents (French, Chinese)

x

x

x

Unlimited

Internal support (policies and compliance)

x

x

Comments and advice

Active leadership and drafting

Project management

x

x

x

As required

Business support

x

x

x

As required

Acting as outside director, outside auditor

x

x

x

As required

Internal training and corporate seminars

x

x

x

As required

 

Light Plan – 50,000 yen per month

Suitable for clients that:

– Have little legal needs but would like legal counsel on call

– Relatively small in operation or stable business

– Require some legal research  

– Would like to try the firm’s service before moving onto a bigger Plan.

 

Monthly services include:

– 2 prepared consultations (30 nib each) per month as needed

– Summary and comments on one legal document

– Drafting of one standard document

– Legal research (limited to 1 A4 page)

– Discount for matters outside of scope 5%

Medium Plan – 100,000 yen per month

Suitable for clients that:

– Require continuing legal support

– Are setting up a new company or business

– Require drafting of standard documents

 

Monthly services include:

– 3 prepared consultations (1 hour each) per month as needed

– Summary and comments on standard legal documents (unlimited)

– Drafting of standard documents (unlimited)

– Legal research (limited to two A4 pages)

– Written negotiation and procedural filing with 3rd parties as needed

– Discounts for matters outside of scope 10%

 

Heavy Plan – 300,000 yen per month

Suitable for clients that:

– Have routine needs for legal support

– Would like assistance in setting up compliance policies

– Do business or plan to do business across several jurisdictions

– Would like support in business models and structuring

– Have small scale M&A activities

 

Monthly services include:

– Consultation up to around 10 hours per month

– Written and verbal negotiation with 3rd parties as needed

– Out of office support (visit client or 3rd parties) limited to once a month

– Summary comments on both standard and non-standard legal documents

– Lead transactional matters as needed

– Translation of foreign contracts (English, Japanese)

– Advice on internal policies and compliance matters

– Discounts for matters outside of scope 15%

 

Extreme Plan – From 500,000 yen per month (depending on client’s operation)

Suitable for clients that:

– Want full legal and business support

– Have high volume of work

– Have large projects such as plan to be listed on the stock exchange

– Would like support in setting up in-house teams

 

Monthly services include:

– Onsite work (at client’s company) by the representative lawyer 2 full days or 3 half days a week

– Drafting and reviewing all corporate matters as needed

– Translation (English, Japanese)

– Assist in forming legal teams for specific projects

– Management of databases and internal policies

– Corporate training and seminars as needed

– Act as an outside director, outside auditor if required

– Discounts for matters outside of scope 20%

 

            

If you have any inquiries , plese feel free to contact us.