Awards

Top attorneys in Japan: Best Lawyers - 2021 edition

Award winners
Masaru OnoSatoshi OgishiKatsu SengokuYoshiyuki MiyashitaHiroyuki TezukaMasahiro UenoYoshinori OnoToshihiro MaedaMakoto IgarashiMasaki HosakaKozo KawaiYoshihiko KawakamiKazuhiro TakeiKatsuyuki YamaguchiAsa ShinkawaYoshinobu FujimotoKei ItoHiroshi UchimaYo OtaHiroshi SugaYoshiaki IkedaTakashi MichishitaYasutaka NishikoriKenichi MinamiYasunari SugiyamaMasako YajimaTakuya OshidaAkihiro HironakaGaku SuzukiTsuneyasu OzakiHiroshi NiinomiTatsuya TanigawaRyutaro NakayamaHajime UenoNorio MaedaNaoko ShimuraHitomi IwaseHideo HorikoshiHikaru OguchiKosuke ShibukawaTakahiko DateDaisuke KoriyaMadoka ShimadaYuki OiTsuyoshi ItoKohei KoikawaNobuya MatsunamiTomohiro SatoMasaki NodaTakashi SaitoHiroko ShibataNaoya AriyoshiMikiko SogaYusuke MotoyanagiToshihiro TakeshitaYutaro KawabataAtsushi MizushimaYuji KobariToshiyuki NonakaShinnosuke FukuokaHiroaki TakagiYuri SuganoShintaro UnoChie NakaharaKentaro SugimotoKenya TanakaMakoto ShimizuTaeko MoritaTomohiro TakagiJiro AbeShingo YamadaYoshiyuki AsaokaKentaro MiyagiRyokichi ChigiraKazumaro KobayashiRyoji MoroiTomoyuki NumataYoshito WakabayashiCuiping ZhangLars MarkertShintaro MiyazakiKazuhiko KawabataNobuhiro NakayamaNagahide SatoMariko MimuraHideki Matsushima
Date
4/2020
Practice Areas
M&APrivate EquityCorporate GovernanceCorporate DisputesCorporate & Commercial TransactionsCapital MarketsBankingAsset Management/FundsREIT/Real Estate FinanceStructured Finance/SecuritizationAsset FinanceProject FinanceAcquisition FinanceCross-border Financial TransactionsReal EstateCorporate Reorganization & Civil RehabilitationBankruptcyLiquidation Proceedings/Special Liquidation ProceedingsOut-of-Court WorkoutsEarly Stage RestructuringCross-border RestructuringCivil LitigationTax DisputesInternational LitigationInternational ArbitrationIP TransactionsComplianceCompetition Law/Antitrust LawTax PlanningTax CounselingInternational TaxationWTO/Regional Trade AgreementsTrade Remedies & Defenses (Anti-dumping, CVD & Safeguards)Cross-border Transactions (General)TelecommunicationsBroadcasting Internet/Cyber LawEntertainment

Best Lawyers® has published its 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan (2021). Nishimura & Asahi has been selected as Law Firm of the Year for Banking & Finance and Lawyer of the Year for Asset Finance, and many of our attorneys were also recognized by their peers in Japan’s legal industry for their legal and professional excellence.

Law Firm of the Year
   Banking & Finance

Lawyer of the Year 2021
   Katsu Sengoku (Asset Finance)

Antitrust / Competition
   Yoshinori Ono   Kozo Kawai   Madoka Shimada   Tomoyuki Numata

Arbitration and Mediation
   Hiroyuki Tezuka   Lars Markert

Asset Finance
   Katsu Sengoku   Masahiro Ueno   Yasunari Sugiyama   Hajime Ueno

Banking and Finance
   Masaru Ono   Katsu Sengoku   Masahiro Ueno   Toshihiro Maeda   Makoto Igarashi   Kei Ito   Yoshiaki Ikeda   Hideo Horikoshi   
   Kosuke Shibukawa   Tsuyoshi Ito   Mikiko Soga   Toshihiro Takeshita   Toshiyuki Nonaka   Kentaro Miyagi

Capital Markets
   Yasutaka Nishikori   Kohei Koikawa   Yusuke Motoyanagi   Kentaro Sugimoto

Corporate and M&A
   Masaki Hosaka   Kazuhiro Takei   Katsuyuki Yamaguchi   Asa Shinkawa   Yoshinobu Fujimoto   Hiroshi Uchima   Yo Ota   Hiroshi Suga
   Takashi Michishita   Takuya Oshida   Akihiro Hironaka   Tsuneyasu Ozaki   Tatsuya Tanigawa   Ryutaro Nakayama   Naoko Shimura
   Hikaru Oguchi   Takahiko Date   Daisuke Koriya   Yuki Oi   Nobuya Matsunami   Masaki Noda   Hiroko Shibata Atsushi Mizushima  
   Yuji Kobari   Hiroaki Takagi   Yuri Sugano   Kenya Tanaka   Makoto Shimizu    Taeko Morita    Tomohiro Takagi   Jiro Abe 
   Shingo Yamada   Yoshiyuki Asaoka   Ryokichi Chigira   Yoshito Wakabayashi   Cuiping Zhang   Mariko Mimura

Corporate Governance & Compliance
   Satoshi Ogishi   Kazuhiro Takei   Naoya Ariyoshi   Chie Nakahara

Insolvency and Reorganization
   Kenichi Minami   Gaku Suzuki   Shinnosuke Fukuoka   Shintaro Miyazaki   Hideki Matsushima

Intellectual Property
   Yoshiyuki Miyashita   Hitomi Iwase   Nobuhiro Nakayama   Mariko Mimura

International Business Transactions
   Hiroyuki Tezuka   Kozo Kawai

Investment and Investment Funds
   Kazuhiko Kawabata

Litigation
   Hiroyuki Tezuka   Masako Yajima   Akihiro Hironaka   Yutaro Kawabata   Kazumaro Kobayashi

Media and Entertainment
   Yoshiyuki Miyashita

Private Equity, Private Funds and Venture Capital
   Makoto Igarashi   Kei Ito   Takashi Saito

Project Finance and Development Practice
   Masaru Ono   Hajime Ueno   Tomohiro Sato   Nagahide Sato

Real Estate
   Masaru Ono   Yoshihiko Kawakami   Yoshiaki Ikeda   Hiroshi Niinomi   Norio Maeda   Shintaro Uno   Ryoji Moroi

Structured Finance
   Masaru Ono   Katsu Sengoku   Masahiro Ueno   Toshihiro Maeda   Yoshihiko Kawakami   Yoshiaki Ikeda   Hajime Ueno

Tax
   Yo Ota

Telecommunications
   Yoshiyuki Miyashita   Kozo Kawai   Katsuyuki Yamaguchi

Trade
   Kozo Kawai

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