Awards

The following Nishimura & Asahi lawyers were selected as The NIKKEI "Most successful lawyers in 2018" in the named practice areas.

Ranking selected by companies:

- The corporate category
Yo Ota (2nd), Kazuhiro Takei (4th)

- The corporate crisis management category
Hiroshi Kimeda (2nd), Kaku Hirao (4th)

- The international trade law category
Kozo Kawai (1st), Ryutaro Nakayama (7th), Yo Ota (9th)

Comprehensive ranking selected by companies & lawyers:

- The corporate category
Yo Ota (2nd), Kazuhiro Takei (3rd)

- The corporate crisis management category
Hiroshi Kimeda (2nd), Kaku Hirao (4th), Kei Umebayashi (9th)

- The international trade law category
Kozo Kawai (1st), Kojiro Fujii (2nd)

The NIKKEI "Most successful lawyers" survey is made up of responses to questionnaires that were sent to the heads of legal affairs at 523 major companies in Japan and to 150 lawyers at big law firms in Japan during October and November 2018. Respondents were asked to name two lawyers in each of three practice areas: Corporate; Corporate crisis management; and International trade law. Valid responses were received from 212 companies and 121 lawyers.