• 1966

    The late Toshiro Nishimura established Nishimura Law Office (later to become Nishimura & Partners)

  • 1976

    Hideki Matsushima established Matsushima Law Office (later to become Tokiwa Sogo Law Offices)

  • 1977

    Masuda and Ejiri Law Office was established (later to become Asahi Law Office)

  • 2004

    Nishimura & Partners merged with Tokiwa Sogo Law Offices and took a leadership position, offering services in all areas of corporate, finance, litigation and bankruptcy law


    All exceptional team of finance lawyers (from the former Mitsui, Yasuda, Wani & Maeda) specializing in project finance matters and private finance initiatives joined Nishimura & Partners

  • 2007

    Nishimura & Partners and the international division of Asahi Law Offices integrated and established Nishimura & Asahi

  • 2010

    Beijing Representative Office opened


    HCMC Office opened

  • 2011

    Hanoi Office opened

  • 2012

    Singapore Office opened


    Nishimura & Asahi LPC (a legal professional corporation) was established
    Osaka Office and Nagoya Office opened

  • 2013

    Yangon Office opened


    Fukuoka Office (Nishimura & Asahi LPC Branch Office) opened


    Bangkok Office opened

  • 2014

    Shanghai Representative Office opened


    Jakarta Office*1 opened

  • 2015

    Okada Law Firm (Hong Kong)*2 opened

  • 2016

    Dubai Representative Office opened

  • 2018

    Nishimura & Asahi NY LLP opened

  • 2020

    Taipei Office (Nishimura & Asahi Taiwan) opened


    Frankfurt and Düsseldorf Office opened