Japan Business Network (JBN) - UK 

We guide Japanese companies to success.

Headquartered in London, PwC UK is one of the largest professional services firms in the UK, and the Japanese Business Network (JBN), established in 1985, is the longest-running country network within the PwC global network. The JBN UK team specialises in supporting Japanese-owned companies and groups in the UK, and providing advice to non-Japanese companies looking to invest or expand their business in Japan.

Our network of professionals with in-depth knowledge of the local business culture, industry, legal systems, tax, accounting, audit and regulatory frameworks in both Japan and the UK are focused on helping Japanese businesses respond to today’s rapidly changing business environment.

Our Japanese Business Network

Our Major Services

Our team offers a wide range of services tailored to your needs across different lines of service:



  • Accounting compliance
  • Financial statement audits and financial reporting assurance
  • Actuarial consulting and valuation
  • Sustainability reporting and assurance
  • UK-SOX and J-SOX compliance advisory
  • Stakeholder assurance


  • Risk modelling
  • Governance risk and compliance
  • Internal audit advisory and co-sourcing
  • Technology, data and analytics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Capital markets, accounting advisory and structuring and initial public offering (IPO) support
  • Commercial control and capital projects
  • Operational resilience, crisis, and continuity
  • Marketing and media


Tax compliance and assurance

  • Accounting compliance
  • Corporate tax advice
  • Customs compliance
  • Tax managed services

International tax and strategy

  • Global tax management and structuring
  • Japanese tax havens and foreign tax credit advice
  • Transfer pricing advice, including global value chain transformation

Indirect taxes

  • Indirect taxes (qualifying VAT disclosures, correction and recovery of incorrect VAT payments etc.)
  • Tax and customs planning and optimisation
  • Environmental tax advice

Investment support

  • M&A and related tax consulting
  • Tax due diligence and tax risk
  • Innovation and capital incentives (R&D claims, capital allowances etc)
  • Investment tax


  • Tax dispute resolution
  • Digital tax academy (training solution)


  • Incorporation advice
  • Legal entity simplification and business restructuring
  • Pre- and post-transaction corporate restructuring
  • Cross-border reorganisation and migration advice
  • M&A legal advice, negotiation support and document drafting
  • Joint ventures and partnering
  • Legal due diligence
  • Commercial contract advice
  • Banking and finance legal support
  • Environmental legal support
  • Corporate governance
  • Advice on Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) reporting requirements.
  • Labour law consulting (employment law compliance, best practices and benchmarking etc)
  • Pension-related legal support
  • Real estate-related legal advice
  • Commercial and tax litigation resolution support
  • Support on liquidation and deregistration
  • Data protection and cyber advice
  • IP rights, licences, permission, regulatory compliance, etc.

HR and personal tax

HR and personal tax

  • HR managed services
  • Salary benchmarking
  • Labour management and HR policy
  • Executive remuneration planning
  • HR management system development
  • International assignment planning
  • Intermediary services with tax authorities

Pensions and benefits

  • Pension advisory
  • Benefits and defined contribution pension support
  • Benefit brokering with providers
  • Benefit benchmarking

Reward and employment

  • Payroll outsource service and advice
  • UK short-term business visitor compliance and reporting
  • UK PAYE Settlement Agreement (PSA) compliance and reporting
  • UK taxable benefit reporting (P11Ds)
  • Shares and securities reporting
  • Benefits and expenses support
  • Contingent labour reviews
  • HMRC enquiries and dispute support
  • Pay governance (national minimum wage, holiday pay etc.)
  • Cross-border employment tax
  • Payroll reporting and support for directors and non-resident directors
  • Gender pay gap reporting (for employers with 250 or more employees)


Strategy and market entry

  • Market entry research and strategy
  • Strategy consulting


  • Transformation (digital, finance, business model, HR etc.)

HR consulting

  • Workforce management
  • Organisational strategy and design
  • HR managed services
  • HR technology
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Change management
  • Leadership training and development
  • Pension advisory


  • Sustainability strategy
  • Net zero
  • Sustainability finance and investments
  • Sustainability compliance

Digital and technology consulting

  • Cybersecurity and privacy
  • Forensics
  • Data analytics
  • Emerging technologies (AI, robotics, blockchain etc.)


Business restructuring

  • Acquiring or disposing of non-core or distressed assets
  • Advice on business restructuring
  • Corporate simplification and entity restructuring
  • Cost reduction
  • Debt and capital advisory
  • Financial restructuring advisory
  • Insolvency
  • Real estate restructuring
  • Working capital optimisation


  • Transaction advice
  • Lead advisory
  • Advice on M&A strategy and target selection
  • Financial modelling and valuation
  • Sell-side and buy-side due diligence support
  • Negotiation strategy
  • Advice on real estate transactions
  • Asset or business valuations
  • Bid support and defence
  • Equity price negotiation for sale and purchase agreements
  • Project fundraising, refinancing and valuations

Management strategy and improving corporate value

  • Cash improvement and liquidity management
  • Deal value creation
  • Post merger integration
  • M&A strategy, medium term strategy planning support
  • Strengthening management operation capabilities
  • Portfolio management and business restructuring
  • Management transformation support (governance, management accounting, workplace reform)
  • Business turnaround support using data analytics
  • Crisis response
  • Deal analytics
  • Joint venture
  • Real estate transitions (restructuring)

Infrastructure finance

  • Capital markets access support
  • Capital project structuring

UK JBN Members

Country Leaders

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PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
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Manager Assurance Risk Assurance - Financial Services

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PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Tel: 44-20-7583-5000

Partner International Tax

Director Financial Services Tax

Director Indirect Tax

Director Employment Tax

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PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
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Marketing Manager Japanese Business Network - UK

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