Rentaro MUTO

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Rentaro MUTO


Our Rentaro Muto is another head of the firm’s Japanese practice. He is responsible for advising Japanese clients in Japan, Hong Kong and Mainland China on Hong Kong laws. He is an all round player and has advised Japanese clients across various area of legal matters including banking, finance, conveyancing, logistics, probate, international trade, insurance, intellectual property, real property and construction, criminal, tenancy, personal injuries, employment, commercial, investment and cross-border dispute resolution.

Muto is a frequent speaker in talks and seminars relating to the area of Japanese doing business in Hong Kong and Mainland. He gave talks at Tokyo and Osaka of Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

Professional experience and education

2008 – Solicitor, England and Wales (non-pracitising)
2008 – Partner, Fred Kan & Co.
2002 – Associate, Fred Kan & Co.
2002 – Solicitor, Hong Kong
1985 – Bachelor of Laws, Keio University, Tokyo




  • Japanese
  • English
  • Commercial

    We offer legal services to a wide variety of domestic, Mainland and international corporate clients on a diverse range of commercial transactions including:

    • establishment and maintenance of limited companies
    • setting up joint ventures and strategic alliances
    • franchising, licensing and technology transfer
    • agency and distributorship
    • mortgage loan and other related security documentation
    • loan financing involving participations and syndications

  • China and Foreign Direct Investment

    We assist multi-national corporations and small-to-medium enterprises across all industries in their investment and trade activities in Mainland China including:

    • setting up of foreign invested enterprises (wholly foreign owned enterprise, equity joint venture, cooperative joint venture) and representative offices
    • mergers and acquisitions
    • intellectual property protection
    • employment
    • real estate
    • foreign trade
    • construction and infrastructure projects
    • dispute resolutions

    We work closely with Mainland Chinese government officials and government agencies and other professionals in executing transactions.

    Two of our partners, Mr. Fred Kan and Mr. Rix Chung, are China-Appointed Attesting Officers in Hong Kong. They are authorized by the Ministry of Justice of the Government of the People’s Republic of China to prepare and attest legal documents for use in Mainland China.

  • Japanese Clients

    Our Japanese team alongside with our practice groups has been providing comprehensive legal services to Japanese corporations carrying various business activities in Hong Kong and Mainland China. The team has also been providing Japanese private clients with legal services to cater their needs.

    The team is headed by our partner, Mr. Rentaro Muto, a law graduate of Keio University, Tokyo. He is assisted by Japanese-speaking paralegals. Our firm maintains a liaison office in Tokyo in the premises of Room 3, 5/F, Daidoseimei Kasumigaseki Building, 1-4-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku.


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