We offer to our clients pragmatic solutions in compliance with Japanese laws and regulations to maximize the value of their businesses and investments. We aim at providing a multicultural approach and multilingual (Japanese, French, English, German) services with proven results.

Range of services:

General consulting

  • Providing solution for distribution and licensing
  • Transfer of know-how and technology
  • Protection of intellectual property
  • Negotiations with potential partners
  • Marketing strategies

Setting-up of representative offices, branches and subsidiaries in Japan

  • Incorporation of legal entities
  • Negotiations with business partners
  • Assistance in subsidiary’s general management
  • Assistance in selection, recruiting and supervision of employees
  • Advice on employment issues
  • Setting up of terms of employment (Company Employment Regulations or Work Rules) in line with the mother company’s practices and in compliance with the local regulatory environment
  • Registration of the new entities and of their employees with social insurance authorities and labour offices

Representation of Swiss companies in Japan

  • Control and reporting on activities of the local entity
  • Representation of foreign investors as liaison officer
  • Maintenance of good corporate standing
  • Assistance in selection of efficient tax structures
  • Organization and keeping of corporate minutes of Shareholders and Board of Directors meetings
  • Analysis of the merits of potencial legal actions and introduction to Japanese attorneys

Accounting and operational assistance services

Bookkeeping and accounting:

CHPM also provides full accounting services in English and Japanese. Its staff of professional accountants work under a timesharing system allowing clients to rely on professional expertise while keeping costs down. These accounting services include:

  • Journalizing and booking of all accounting transactions
  • Supervision of cash flow
  • Assistance in preparing budget
  • Check and reconcile sales, purchase, accounts receivable, accounts payable
  • Computation of director fees, salaries, of all the Company’s directors and employees, contractual bonus, incentives as well as withholding income taxes and social insurance (health and pension), unemployment and accident insurance
  • Preparation of financial statements and general ledgers in Japanese according to standard accounting rules accepted by Japanese tax authorities
  • Adjustment of Japanese financial statements to parent company group reporting format
  • Introduction to tax attorneys for the preparation and filing of tax returns
Operation assistance services:

With its operational assistance services, CHPM enables the local representative(s) to focus on the local entity’s core business, without spending precious time on back office and administrative tasks. These services include:

  • Part-time secretarial services in Japanese and English
  • Registration and regular reporting with social insurance, unemployment and accident insurance
  • Advice on office lease conditions
  • Translation services