Awards

Nishimura & Asahi received three awards at The Asia Legal Awards 2019, hosted by The Asian Lawyer, in association with The American Lawyer, China Law & Practice and Legal Week (UK), which took place at the Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel, on March 21, 2019. The Asia Legal Awards honor the year’s best legal work across Asia, by identifying the most important transactions and cases with the most complex and outstanding legal work, and are open to all law firms with offices in Asia.

M&A Firm of the Year in Asia
M&A Deal of the Year: North Asia

- Takeda Pharmaceutical’s acquisition of Shire plc
 Yo Ota   Tsuyoshi Ito   Kohei Koikawa   Hiroko Shibata   Toshiyuki Nonaka   Kentaro Sugimoto   Yoshiyuki Asaoka   Yamato Nozawa
Finance Deal of the Year: Acquisitions
- Financing for Tianqi Lithium’s acquisition of SQM
 Kozo Kawai   Madoka Shimada

Nishimura & Asahi was also shortlisted for six other awards:
M&A Deal of the Year: North Asia
 - Sale of Toshiba Memory Corp
Finance Deal of the Year: Acquisitions
 - JBIC loan for Takeda Pharmaceutical’s acquisition of Shire plc
Finance Deal of the Year: Projects
 - Refinancing facility for PT Medco E&P
Securities Deal of the Year: Debt
 - China Eastern Airlines Tokyo Pro-Bond Market Listing
Private Equity Deal of the Year
- KKR's acquisition of Hitachi Kokusai Electric
- PAG - Joyson Safety acquisition of Takata

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