The following lawyers have been selected as experts in their respective practice areas by Expert Guides 2019: The World’s Leading Lawyers Chosen by their Peers, published by Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, London, UK.

Best of the Best (Global)
Masahiro Ueno (Banking and finance)
Makoto Igarashi (Investment funds)

Katsu Sengoku

Banking, Finance and Transactional 
Masaru Ono (Banking, Structured Finance and Securitisation)
Satoshi Ogishi (Restructuring and Insolvency)
Katsu Sengoku (Banking)
Masahiro Ueno (Banking, Structured Finance and Securitisation) 
Toshihiro Maeda (Structured Finance and Securitisation) 
Makoto Igarashi (Investment Funds, Private Equity)
Yoshihiko Kawakami (Structured Finance and Securitisation)
Kei Ito (Banking, Investment Funds)
Yasutaka Nishikori (Capital Markets)
Hajime Ueno (Banking, Structured Finance and Securitisation)
Kohei Koikawa (Capital Markets) 
De Geer, Carl Gustaf (Mergers and Acquisitions)

Commercial Arbitration
Hiroyuki Tezuka 
Yutaro Kawabata (Rising Star)
Lars Markert

Construction and Real Estate
Yoshihiko Kawakami
Norio Maeda

Insurance and Reinsurance
Shinichi Takahashi

Life Sciences
Somuku Iimura

Since 1994 the Expert Guides series has provided guidance for in-house counsel in large corporations worldwide who require access to the world’s leading practitioners in specific areas of law for the purpose of instruction on an international basis. Nomination to the guides is run in four stages, culminating in the identification of  “specialists of considerable repute across 50-60 jurisdictions”.