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Nishimura & Asahi

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Managing Partner: Masaki Hosaka
Number of partners: 151
Number of lawyers: 601
Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish, French, Portuguese, Indonesian, German, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Filipino, Malay, Taiwanese, Burmese, Catalan, Cebuano, Gaelic, Swedish

Japan’s Largest International Law Firm:
Nishimura & Asahi is Japan’s largest law firm, covering all aspects of domestic and international business and corporate activity. The firm has over 600 Japanese and foreign lawyers — employing more than 700 support staff, including tax accountants, patent attorneys, senior Japanese and foreign business support professionals, and paralegals.

The Highest Global Standards:
Many attorneys and staff at the firm speak other foreign languages and have advanced international law degrees and bar admissions — with experience working at top global law firms. Nishimura & Asahi has also established strong professional relationships with the most eminent law firms worldwide, enabling the firm to focus on international corporate and financial transactions, advising both Japanese and foreign clients at the highest international standards.

Cutting-Edge Business Issues:
Nishimura & Asahi works with the most prominent Japanese and global corporations, to find novel solutions for its industries’ most innovative changes and disruptive challenges.

Commitment To Excellence:
Through the enhancement of professional and organisational synergies — a result of the firm’s expansion — an unprecedented level of client service is made possible in highly specialised and complex areas of commercial law. Nishimura & Asahi understands its clients’ growing needs and its fully integrated team of lawyers and professional staff are proud to share the same fundamental philosophy: An uncompromising commitment to excellence.

International Presence:
With the continued expansion of international presence and clientele, the firm has four domestic and 11 overseas offices. Through the firm’s domestic and global networks, Nishimura & Asahi is ideally placed to provide clients with a borderless one-stop service, from Japan to the world.

Main Areas of Practice:
■ M&A
■ Corporate
■ Finance
■ Real Estate
■ Restructuring & Insolvency
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Intellectual Property
■ Corporate Crisis Management
■ Competition Law/Antitrust Law
■ Tax
■ Employment/Labour
■ Consumer Law
■ International Trade
■ Wealth Management
■ Public Interest Activities
■ Natural Resources & Energy
■ IT/Media/Entertainment
■ Life Sciences/Healthcare
■ Technology


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