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 Asia Pacific, including the highest possible ranking, Band 1, for our Banking & Finance, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Projects & Energy, Real Estate and Restructuring/Insolvency practices. Nishimura & Asahi was also recognized with impressive rankings in the following practice areas: Aviation, Asset Finance, Financial Services Regulation, Capital Markets, Securitisation & Derivatives, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Insurance, International Trade, Investment Funds, Life Sciences and Tax.

Each ranking in the guide is accompanied by an analysis, derived from Chambers and Partners’ direct interviews with clients, highlighting specific areas of strength for each respective practice and individual lawyer. For example, clients told Chambers that “the quality of the firm’s legal services is excellent. They have well-experienced partners and associates that work to give us good and practical advice on a tight schedule;” “they have a lot of highly specialised and knowledgeable lawyers, so you receive an accurate and precise analysis for a wide variety of demands;” and “they're efficient, give us tremendous support, and the advice is high-quality and multifaceted.” Another satisfied client added that Nishimura & Asahi “offers an extremely high level of balanced legal advice and is considered by us to be the most trustworthy Japanese firm.”

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 and Real Estate rankings in Vietnam, and the managing partner of Walalangi & Partners (in association with Nishimura & Asahi), Luky Walalangi, was recognized as a leading individual for Corporate/M&A in Indonesia. Moreover, many Nishimura & Asahi lawyers were individually recognised for their outstanding work.

Asia-Pacific Region
   Aviation
   Leading Individual: Katsu Sengoku

Indonesia
   Corporate/M&A
   Leading Individual: Luky Walalangi

Japan
   Banking & Finance
   Leading Firm: Band 1
   Banking & Finance: Asset Finance
   Leading Individual: Katsu Sengoku
   Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation
   Leading Individual: Naohiko Matsuo
   Capital Markets
   Leading Firm: Band 2
   Leading Individual: Kohei Koikawa
   Capital Markets: Securitisation & Derivatives
   Leading Firm: Band 2
   Leading Individual: Masaru Ono
   Competition/Antitrust
   Leading Firm: Band 1
   Leading Individual: Kozo Kawai, Madoka Shimada
   Corporate/M&A
   Leading Firm: Band 1
   Leading Individual: Koichi Kusano, Asa Shinkawa, Yoshinobu Fujimoto, Hiroshi Uchima, Yo Ota, Tatsuya TanigawaRyutaro Nakayama, Naoko Shimura
   Dispute Resolution
   Leading Firm: Band 2
   Leading Individual: Hiroyuki Tezuka, Akihiro Hironaka
   Employment
   Leading Firm: Band 2
   Leading Individual: Michihiro Mori
   Insurance
   Leading Firm: Band 2
   Leading Individual: Shinichi Takahashi
   International Trade
   Leading Firm: Recognised Practitioner
   Investment Funds
   Leading Firm: Band 2
   Leading Individual: Kei Ito
   Life Sciences
   Leading Firm: Band 3
   Projects & Energy
   Leading Firm: Band 1
   Leading Individual: Hiroshi Maeda, Tomohiro Sato, Mark Tudor, Nagahide Sato
   Real Estate
   Leading Firm: Band 1
   Leading Individual: Yoshiaki Ikeda, Hiroshi Niinomi, Norio Maeda
   Restructuring/Insolvency
   Leading Firm: Band 1
   Leading Individual: Hideki Matsushima, Kenichi Minami, Shinnosuke Fukuoka
   Tax
   Leading Firm: Band 2
   Leading Individual: Yo Ota, Akihiro Hironaka

Osaka
   General Business Law

   Leading Firm: Recognised Practitioner

Vietnam
   Corporate/M&A

   Leading Firm: Recognised Practitioner
   Leading Individual: Hikaru Oguchi
   Real Estate
   Leading Firm: Recognised Practitioner

About Chambers Asia-Pacific: Chambers Asia-Pacific is an annual guide to the Asia-Pacific legal market, and is compiled by the leading global legal publisher, Chambers and Partners. Covering 41 jurisdictions, and in Japan, surveying 30 practice areas, this year’s edition ranked law firms and legal practitioners based on in-depth interviews with key clients and lawyers in the market, assessments of recent works, independent research, and data analysis. Please visit the website of Chambers & Partners for more information.