Awards

Nishimura & Asahi received the highest ranking (“Tier 1”) in all seven practice areas covered by the 2020 edition of IFLR1000 Japan. The Japan guide also recognized many of our lawyers as leading practitioners in those areas. 

The 2020 edition of IFLR1000 Vietnam selected Nishimura & Asahi as a “Notable Firm” for M&A.

Toshihiro Maeda, head of our Shanghai office, has been selected as “Highly Regarded” for Capital Markets: Structured Finance & Securitisation by the 2020 edition of IFLR1000 China.

Walalangi & Partners (in association with Nishimura & Asahi), has been selected by the 2020 edition of IFLR1000 Indonesia as a “Notable Firm” for Banking, Capital Markets: Debt and for M&A, and Managing Partner Luky Walalangi is selected as “Highly Regarded” for Banking, M&A and for Project Finance. Clients told IFLR1000 that Walalangi & Partners is a “very responsive firm, highly approachable, and we appreciate the on-the-point advice and attention to detail.”
 

Japan Firm Rankings (Tier 1 in all seven practice areas)
 Banking
 Capital markets: Debt
 Capital markets: Equity
 Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation
 M&A
 Project development
 Project finance

Japan Leading Lawyers

 Highly regarded
 Masaru Ono (Banking, Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation)
 Katsu Sengoku (Banking)
 Masahiro Ueno (Banking)
 Kei Ito (Banking)
 Yo Ota (Capital markets, M&A)
 Tatsuya Tanigawa (M&A)
 Hajime Ueno (Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation)
 Kohei Koikawa (Banking, Capital markets: Debt, Capital markets: Equity)
 Tomohiro Sato (Project development, Project finance)
 Takashi Saito (Banking)
 Hiroko Shibata (M&A)
 Kentaro Sugimoto (Capital markets: Debt, Capital markets: Equity)
 Yoshiyuki Asaoka (M&A)
 Nagahide Sato (Energy and infrastructure, Banking, Project finance)

 Rising star
 Kosuke Shibukawa (Banking, Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation)

IFLR, a leading financial law publication affiliated with Euromoney, annually publishes the IFLR1000 as a global guide to law firms and lawyers.  The guide ranks firms in various practice areas, based on surveys and independent research.