An ever-increasing number of companies are establishing regional headquarters in Singapore to oversee their development in the ASEAN region and neighboring countries such as India. Singapore also serves as a strategic place for Japanese companies in many areas, such as a key hub to resolve disputes by utilizing Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC) and a financial hub represented by Singapore Exchange. Since opening in 2012, Nishimura & Asahi (Singapore) LLP (“NASG”) has accumulated knowledge and experience in various areas through secondments with strategic partners, including local Singaporean law firms, financial institutions, and corporations. In June 2020, NASG entered into a formal law alliance with Bayfront Law LLC, a well-respected Singapore law practice (“Bayfront Law”). The resultant Nishimura & Asahi - Bayfront Law Alliance, the first formal law alliance in Singapore involving a Japanese law firm, makes it possible for NASG to work as an integrated team with Bayfront Law to allow clients access to a “one-stop” platform for a full spectrum of Singaporean, Japanese, and international legal services in areas such as cross border mergers and acquisitions and international arbitration. This alliance also enables Japanese lawyers in NASG, who have passed Singapore’s Foreign Practitioner Examination and are registered under section 36B of Singapore’s Legal Profession Act, to practice Singaporean law in certain areas, such as cross border M&A and transaction finance, for the benefit of our clients. The Nishimura & Asahi - Bayfront Law Alliance, with its array of specialists, provides the best legal services available for Japanese companies concerned with investing, establishment or withdrawal from the Singapore market, cross border mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, finance, general corporate affairs, risk management, and liquidation.
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- M&AJoint VenturesCorporate & Commercial TransactionsCapital MarketsBankingInsuranceAsset Management/FundsVenture FinanceStructured Finance/SecuritizationAsset FinanceProject FinanceAcquisition FinanceReal EstateCorporate Reorganization & Civil RehabilitationCivil LitigationLabor DisputesInternational LitigationIP TransactionsTelecommunication & MediaCorporate Crisis ManagementComplianceCompetition Law/Antitrust LawWTO/Regional Trade AgreementsCross-border Transactions (General)Natural Resources & Energy
- TIS Inc. - Strategic alliance with Grab Holdings Inc.
- J-OIL MILLS, Inc. - Alliance with Premium Nutrients Pte. Ltd.
- NIDEC-READ CORPORATION: Acquisition of SV Probe Pte. Ltd.
- KDDI Corporation - Sumitomo Corporation
- Acquisition of a Singapore listing company by a Japanese company
- Acquisition of a franchise chain in Singapore by a Japanese company
- Consultation by a Japanese company on transfer of headquarters' functions to Singapore and listing on the Singapore Exchange (SGX)
- Acquisition of loans in Singapore and Hong Kong by a Japanese company
- Research on competition laws in India and ASEAN countries, upon request by a Japanese company in Singapore
- Investment in Myanmar by a Japanese company