Awards

Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi collected high honors spanning a wide variety of practices in Japan in the recently-published 2020 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. 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.

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, General Business Law in Myanmar, and Corporate/M&A in Indonesia for Walalangi & Partners (in association with Nishimura & Asahi). Moreover, many lawyers were individually recognised for their outstanding work.

Asia-Pacific Region
Aviation
Leading Individual: Katsu Sengoku

Indonesia
Corporate/M&A
Leading Firm: Band 4
Leading Individual: Luky Walalangi

Japan
Banking & Finance
Leading Firm: Band 1
Leading Individual: Takashi Saito
Banking & Finance: Asset Finance
Leading Individual: Katsu Sengoku
Capital Markets
Leading Firm: Band 1
Leading Individual: Kohei KoikawaKentaro Sugimoto
Capital Markets: Securitisation & Derivatives
Leading Firm: Band 2
Leading Individual: Masaru OnoNaoya Ariyoshi
Competition/Antitrust
Leading Firm: Band 1
Leading Individual: Kozo KawaiMadoka Shimada
Corporate/M&A
Leading Firm: Band 1
Leading Individual: Asa ShinkawaYoshinobu FujimotoHiroshi UchimaYo OtaTatsuya TanigawaRyutaro NakayamaNaoko ShimuraTakahiko Date
Dispute Resolution
Leading Firm: Band 1
Leading Individual: Hiroyuki TezukaAkihiro Hironaka
Employment
Leading Firm: Band 2
Insurance
Leading Firm: Band 1
Leading Individual: Shinichi Takahashi
Intellectual Property
Leading Firm: Band 4
Leading Individual: Hitomi Iwase
International Trade
Leading Firm: Band 1
Investment Funds
Leading Firm: Band 2
Leading Individual: Kei Ito
Life Sciences
Leading Firm: Band 3
Leading Individual: Mariko Mimura
Projects & Energy
Leading Firm: Band 1
Leading Individual: Tomohiro SatoNagahide Sato
Real Estate
Leading Firm: Band 1
Leading Individual: Yoshiaki IkedaHiroshi NiinomiNorio Maeda
Restructuring/Insolvency
Leading Firm: Band 1
Leading Individual: Kenichi MinamiShinnosuke FukuokaHideki Matsushima
Tax
Leading Firm: Band 2
Leading Individual: Yo OtaAkihiro Hironaka

Osaka
General Business Law
Leading Firm: Band 3

Vietnam
Corporate/M&A
Leading Firm: Band 4
Leading Individual: Hikaru Oguchi
Real Estate
Leading Firm: Recognised Practitioner

Myanmar
General Business Law
Leading Firm: Band 4
Leading Individual: Yusuke Yukawa

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 36 jurisdictions, and surveying 30 separate practice areas of law, 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.