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Big Japan law firms expand China-related services amid tensions

Impact of US-China feud brushed aside as opportunities too big to ignore

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune established an office in Hong Kong in Nov. 2019 led by Hiroko Nakamura, right, a lawyer based in the city.

TOKYO -- Big Japanese law firms are expanding operations related to China on expectations corporate demand for their services will keep growing despite the country's tightening control over Hong Kong and U.S. sanctions on the world's second-largest economy.

They are doing so by taking steps such as establishing offices in Hong Kong and also leveraging their presence and expertise in other Asian locations.

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