Managing Partner: Masaki Hosaka
Number of partners: 154
Number of lawyers: 616
Domestic Offices: Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka
International Offices: Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Dubai, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, New York, Singapore, Yangon, Hong Kong
Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Indonesian, Malay, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
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 over 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 has long-standing relationships with prominent corporations in the manufacturing, distribution and retail industries, and is increasingly involved in advising and assisting clients in the communications, information technology, e-commerce and service industries. In advising clients in emerging industries, Nishimura & Asahi is adept at finding novel legal solutions for the problems faced by these cutting edge businesses.
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.
Main Areas of Practice:
■ Real Estate
■ Restructuring & Insolvency
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Intellectual Property
■ Corporate Crisis Management
■ Competition Law/Antitrust Law
■ Consumer Law
■ International Trade
■ Wealth Management
■ Public Interest Activities
■ Natural Resources & Energy
■ Life Sciences/Healthcare