Awards

Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi collected high honors spanning a wide variety of practices in Japan in the recently-published 2019 edition of Chambers Global, including the highest possible ranking, Band 1, for our Banking & Finance: Domestic and Corporate/M&A: Domestic practices. Nishimura & Asahi was also recognized with impressive rankings in the following practice areas: Capital Markets: Domestic, Capital Markets: Domestic: Securitisation & Derivatives, Dispute Resolution: Domestic, International & Cross-Border Capabilities (Japanese Firms) and International Trade.

The publication’s review of our firm states that: “Nishimura & Asahi is one of the leading Japanese firms with a highly international outlook, having expanded its network considerably into China and South-East Asia. The firm represents an enviable list of international clients, with a strong track record of advising US and European companies on their investments into Japan. The firm frequently advises Japanese banks and trading houses on outbound transactions, disputes and antitrust matters, with a notable upturn in outbound activity of late. Especially noted for the combined strength of its Japanese and Vietnamese offices when acting on cross-border M&A. Clients praise the firm's skills in project-managing cross-border transactions, with one client saying: ‘Not only their Japanese law expertise, but also their international legal experiences (including using foreign law firms) were very beneficial to us. That is, one-stop service is very convenient for clients. Their strength is their high capability to manage difficult legal matters.’”

In addition to the numerous rankings earned by our firm’s Japan practice, Nishimura & Asahi received recognition in a number of other key jurisdictions, including Corporate/M&A ranking in Vietnam, and the managing partner of Walalangi & Partners (in association with Nishimura & Asahi), Luky Walalangi, was recognized as a recognised practitioner for Corporate/M&A in Indonesia. Moreover, many Nishimura & Asahi lawyers were individually recognised for their outstanding work.

Global-Wide
 Aviation: Finance
 Leading Individual: Katsu Sengoku

Asia-Pacific Region
 Aviation: Finance
 Leading Individual: Katsu Sengoku

Indonesia
 Corporate/M&A
 Recognised Practitioner: Luky Walalangi

Japan
 Banking & Finance: Domestic
 Leading Firm: Band 1

 Banking & Finance: Domestic Asset Finance
 Leading Individual: Katsu Sengoku

 Banking & Finance: Domestic Firms: Financial Services Regulation
 Leading Individual: Naohiko Matsuo

   Capital Markets: Domestic
   Leading Firm: Band 2
   Leading Individual: Kohei Koikawa

   Capital Markets: Domestic: Securitisation & Derivatives
   Leading Firm: Band 2
   Senior Statespeople: Masaru Ono

   Corporate/M&A
   Expertise based abroad in Vietnam: Hikaru Oguchi

   Corporate/M&A: Domestic
   Leading Firm: Band 1
   Leading Individuals: Asa Shinkawa   Yoshinobu Fujimoto   Hiroshi Uchima   Yo Ota   Tatsuya Tanigawa   Ryutaro Nakayama
   Up and Coming: Naoko Shimura

   Dispute Resolution: Domestic
   Leading Firm: Band 2
   Leading Individuals: Hiroyuki Tezuka   Akihiro Hironaka

   Projects & Energy: International
   Recognised Practitioner: Mark Tudor

   International & Cross-Border Capabilities (Japanese Firms)
   Leading Firm: Spotlight Table

   International Trade
   Leading Firm: Recognised Practitioner

Vietnam
   Corporate/M&A
   Leading Firm: Recognised Practitioner
   Recognised Practitioner: Hikaru Oguchi
   Foreign expert for Japan: Hikaru Oguchi
 

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