HLS Global and AGS Consulting Establish Joint Venture

A partnership created to empower Japanese companies to expand globally

Torrance, CA, U.S.A. / Tokyo, Japan:

On December 6, 2022, Hotta Liesenberg Saito LLP (HLS) and AGS Consulting Co., Ltd. (AGS) announced the establishment of a joint venture to provide a wide range of support services to Japanese companies expanding globally. In announcing this significant partnership, the two companies are sharing their vision, spirit, and resources while fully committed to the growth and success of all our clients.

This new joint venture has been named ASTHOM PARTNERS CO., LTD. (ASTHOM PARTNERS) and will be headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. HLS Managing Partner Shunsuke Saito and AGS Chairman Atsushi Kanzawa will be the representative directors of this strategic collaboration.

Stemming from an organic global network with deep roots in Japan, ASTHOM PARTNERS will support the myriad international business activities of Japanese companies and contribute to the further development of the Japanese economy. Initially, this joint venture will cover Japan, the U.S., Mexico, India, Germany, and the major Asian countries.

About the HLS Global Group: The HLS Global Group is an international accounting and business advisory firm that provides accounting, tax, audit, advisory, and consulting services. Founded in 1990, HLS Global has grown to more than 150 professionals serving clients in the U.S., Japan, Mexico, India, and Germany. While focusing on the business requirements of Japanese subsidiaries operating abroad, HLS Global also provides comprehensive solutions to non-Japanese multinational companies in Japan. For more information, please visit https://hls-global.com.

About the AGS Group: Established in 1970, the AGS Group now has more than 500 professionals and consultants with extensive knowledge and vast experience. The group offers a variety of accounting, taxation, legal, and labor-related services to major Japanese companies. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the group also has 12 offices in the major Asian markets, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. For more information, please visit https://www.agsc.co.jp/.



Date of Incorporation: December 6, 2022

Representative Directors: Shunsuke Saito, Atsushi Kanzawa

Capital: JPY 10 million

Address: Otemachi Financial City North Tower 24F, 1-9-5 Otemachi, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0004

About the Logo:

The outer circle represents the sun, the white circle represents the earth, and the inner dot represents the Japanese flag, also known as Hinomaru.

Our name, ASTHOM, is a combination of “At Home,” “Associates,” and “Astonish,” emphasizing our organic global network with deep roots in Japan.

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