Awards

Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi has collected high honors across a wide variety of practices in Japan listed below and individual lawyers have been selected as “Leading Individuals” and as “Next Generation Partners” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 guide, published by LegalEase Ltd., London, UK.

In addition to the numerous rankings earned by our firm’s Japan practice, Nishimura & Asahi received recognition for our Corporate/M&A and Real Estate practices in Vietnam.

For The Legal 500 series, more than 300,000 corporate counsel are surveyed and interviewed globally each year. The Legal 500 is an independent guide to the legal profession which caters to the needs of corporate counsel by focusing on the strength in depth of law firms’ teams (practice and associates).

Japan
Antitrust and Competition
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Kozo Kawai

Banking and Finance
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Katsu Sengoku
Next Generation Partner: Takashi Saito

Capital Markets
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Masaru Ono, Kohei Koikawa

Corporate and M&A
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Masaki Hosaka, Katsuyuki Yamaguchi

Dispute Resolution
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Hiroyuki Tezuka
Next Generation Partner: Yutaro Kawabata, Lars Markert

Intellectual Property
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Yoshiyuki Miyashita
Next Generation Partner: Hitomi Iwase

Investment Funds
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Kei Ito
Next Generation Partner: Yoshiharu Kawamata

Labour and Employment
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Next Generation Partner: Yuri Sugano

Projects and Energy
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Next Generation Partner: Maya Ito, Norio Maeda, Nathan Schmidt

Real Estate and Construction
Leading Firm: Tier 2
Leading Individual: Yoshihiko Kawakami, Shintaro Uno

Restructuring and Insolvency
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Hideki Matsushima, Kenichi Minami

Risk Management and Investigations
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Hiroshi Kimeda, Kei Umebayashi, Kaku Hirao

Tax
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Kazuhiro Takei, Yo Ota

Vietnam
Corporate and M&A
Leading Firm: Tier 4

Real Estate and Construction
Leading Firm: Tier 3

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