He is ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 as a "Leading Individual" for "Projects & Energy: International - Japan" and "Banking & Finance: International Asset Finance - Japan".


Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 for "Projects & Energy: International - Japan":
'The "very detailed and hands-on" Adrian Joyce enters the rankings after attracting strong praise from clients for his "prompt reaction and high-quality output in responding to client requests." He has experience acting for domestic and multinational lenders and sponsors on cross-border project financing mandates.'


Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 for "Banking & Finance: Asset Finance - Japan":
'His practice covers shipping issues and project finance, including infrastructure and mining projects. His prior in-house role at a Japanese bank means that "he knows the Japanese banking industry very well," according to a client. Others talk about his experience in vessel projects and find him "very flexible in meeting client needs.'


He is also ranked in The Legal 500 as a "Leading Individual: Gaiben" for "Banking and Finance: International Firms and Joint Ventures (Japan)" as well as in the Japan edition of Best Lawyers 2021. He is fluent in Japanese.


The Legal 500 for Projects and Finance says:
Adrian Joyce is excellent. He has great sector experience and knowledge. He is energetic, tenacious, positive committed.”
Adrian Joyce is not only remarkable for his knowledge of LNG shipping sectors from a legal perspective but also from a commercial perspective.”
Adrian Joyce always gives the project a driving force when parties concerned face obstacles.”


The Legal 500 for Banking and Finance says:
Adrian Joyce is an excellent lawyer to work with. He is high-energy, flexible, commercial, positive and thoroughly knowledgeable.”
Adrian Joyce is a very hardworking lawyer. He always exhibits tireless efforts in all aspects of his professional attributes.”

Recent activities


Chambers Global 2022: Top rankings for Nishimura & Asahi



The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022: Outstanding Results for Nishimura & Asahi



Getting the Deal Through: Market Intelligence - Shipping 2021: Japan



The University of Law (PGCE; LPC)
Waseda University (MBA)
The University of Sheffield (B.A.)

Professional experience

2009 - 2020
Norton Rose Fulbright, Tokyo
2006 - 2009
Mizuho Bank, Ltd., London
2004 - 2006
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, London
2001 - 2004
Taylor Wessing, London