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Overview of Our Firm

MONOLITH LAW OFFICE is a law firm with expertise in the IT, Internet, and business fields,
consisting of IT specialists, including the Founding Lawyer who has an extensive background as an IT engineer.

Our Founding Lawyer, Toki Kawase, has been interested in programming since third grade of elementary school, and has worked in the IT (especially Internet-related) industry immediately after entering university. In his twenties, he has had a full-fledged experience in business, from startup companies to small and medium-sized enterprises. This unique career of him is one of the strengths of MONOLITH LAW OFFICE, and based on his experience, our firm is organized by a team of IT specialists.
MONOLITH LAW OFFICE provides consulting services by fully utilizing its strength in the IT field.Our clients range from large companies listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), the largest stock exchange in Japan, to start-up companies in the seed stage.We handle IT-related legal matters for a wide range of companies.

Specialization in IT

Specialization in IT

Internet and Business MONOLITH LAW OFFICE is by no means a “Comprehensive” firm. We are a law firm with a focus on IT, Internet, and business.

It is true that any attorney, by virtue of his or her license, can handle trials and other matters in any field. However, there are not many fields in which one lawyer or firm can confidently say, “We are stronger than other firms or lawyers.

Programming, which he started in the third grade of elementary school; the IT industry (especially Internet-related), in which he has immersed himself since right after entering university; and business, especially startups and small and medium-sized companies, which he experienced when he was in his 20s. These are the strengths of Toki Kawase, our Founding Lawyer, and the practice areas of MONOLITH LAW OFFICE.

From these perspectives, MONOLITH LAW OFFICE focuses on advisory and other services with “IT” as a keyword, from TSE prime listed companies to seed-stage startups, as well as services with “Internet” and “Business” as keywords, from Internet legal affairs for listed companies to M&A.

Law Firm at Otemachi, Tokyo

Law Firm at Otemachi, Tokyo

MONOLITH LAW OFFICE is a law firm located in Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.(Directly connected to the Otemachi station,7mimutes from the Tokyo station.)

We have served as legal advisors (directors and executive officers) for approximately 425 IT companies, ranging from prime listed companies on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) to seed-stage startup companies. We provide legal services to a total of 897 clients, focusing on IT-related legal matters such as preventing reputational damage, anti-defamation, and disputes related to system development.

”Understanding IT and business” is what makes us special.

What is a Monolith?

What is a Monolith?

The word “monolith” is derived from Latin, meaning a single or isolated rock. In Stanley Kubrick’s film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” they are depicted as tools of extraterrestrial intelligence, with the role of facilitating human evolution.

MONOLITH LAW OFFICE’s mission is to promote the evolution of IT and other technologies, as well as social systems as a legal specialist. Monolith works to test the hypothesis raised by startup companies, coordinate IT and law in reputation damage countermeasures as well as dispute resolution, and build smoother business systems.

MONOLITH LAW OFFICE believes that law catalyzes the evolution of mankind through technology and society.

The ultimate goal of MONOLITH LAW OFFICE, is to promote the evolution of IT, society, and humankind.


From “Legal Counsel” to “IT Legal Specialists”

MONOLITH LAW OFFICE advocates its advantages in “IT legal affairs, Internet legal affairs, and business legal affairs”. We provide legal services to many companies with a focus on IT. We offer two main types of legal services.

One is a service based on the position of “General Counsel” or “Chief Legal Officer” for an IT company. Since the company’s primary business is IT-related, our firm is chosen for its ability to understand the client’s IT technology and business.

Second is to work as an “IT/Internet legal professional” for companies where IT is not their core business. Even though IT is not the core of businesses such as finance, real estate, and restaurants, they can no longer exist without IT and Internet. We provide support from a legal perspective to companies in their IT and Internet-related operations.

MONOLITH LAW OFFICE will work with you in various positions based on our high level of expertise to accelerate the management of your company.

Preventing Reputational Damage&Anti-Defamation

Preventing Reputational Damage

We have a lot of experience in countermeasures against reputation damage, and have successfully removed reputation damage pages, removed posts on BBS and SNS that other law firms were unable to deal with.

Furthermore, we are constantly searching for solutions to maximize the realization of our clients’ requirements. We provide a one-stop service for Internet issues, from strategy development to implementation, by integrating IT and legal services.

We are familiar with the industry and contractual practices of the YouTube and other platforms. For example, we have knowledge and experience in the terms of use, guidelines, intellectual property rights, advertising regulations when introducing cosmetics and health food products, and laws/regulations related to video creation. We have been comissioned by numerous YouTuber agencies, Virtual YouTuber related businesses, and YouTubers.

As a law firm with expertise in IT and Internet business, MONOLITH LAW OFFICE believes that one of our missions is pushing the boundaries in the area of advanced technology.

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Our Clients

Our Clients

MONOLITH LAW OFFICE provides two main types of services. One is being a general counsel or chief legal officer of an IT and startup company, handling the overall legal affairs of the company. Second is to act as an “IT and IP lawyer” for various companies, and handle the IT and IP legal affairs of the company.

We have received the following message from our clients:

“Assuming legal risk requires an understanding of technology, and MONOLITH LAW OFFICE is a professional in this area.”

“MONOLITH LAW OFFICE is helpful because they work with us to figure out ‘how to control risk’ from the perspective of company manager.”

“MONOLITH LAW OFFICE is both a law firm and a management consultant. They always provide legal basis for their explanations.”


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