Nishimura & Asahi


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What the team is known for

Recognised team comprising bengoshi and foreign registered lawyers, well placed to assist major domestic clients with projects in Japan and overseas. Mandated to act on EPC, supply and installation, and design and build contracts, in addition to representing clients in disputes arising out of energy, transport infrastructure and real estate projects.


"The lawyers are hard-working and conscientious, and have in-depth knowledge and extensive industry experience," reports a client, who goes on to add: "Nishimura & Asahi has a strong network across multiple countries, and its legal support for cross-border work is excellent."

Another client heaps praise on the team for "their ability to accurately grasp and analyse client requirements, their ability to propose realistic countermeasures and their rapid response capability."

Work highlights

Advised Japanese contractor Tokyu Construction on a series of disputes with MRT Jakarta, which arose out of the Mass Rapid Transportation subway project in Indonesia.

Notable practitioners

Shintaro Uno is a key contact for clients.

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Nishimura & Asahi provides wide-ranging legal advice on construction and infrastructure projects involving contentious and non-contentious matters in Japan and across Asia. We advise on high-speed railways, mining & water supply facilities, rapid transit, high-rises, manufacturing & power plants, reclamation projects, and civil works. We have abundant experience with standard contract forms such as FIDIC (MDB version, 1999 and 2017 Redbook, Yellowbook, and Silverbook), JCT Design & Build, ENAA, Minkan Rengo, and the Design & Build Contract of the Japan Federation of Construction Contractors.

Our achievements and experience in this area are unparalleled among Japanese law firms. We are one of only a few such firms with extensive experience handling both domestic and cross-border projects. We possess extensive experience advising clients on EPC and Turnkey projects across Asia, utilizing our network of Asian branches and relationships with local firms.

Construction Department

Nishimura & Asahi

Department location

Otemon Tower

1-1-2 Otemachi





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