Nishimura & Asahi features extensively in the 2021 editions of asialaw Profiles and asialaw Leading Lawyers, which were launched on September 17, 2020, providing a definitive guide to the leading law firms and legal practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region.

Our firm received a total of 38 industry and practice area rankings across Japan and its Asian offices, and 22 Nishimura & Asahi attorneys are ranked as leading individuals in their jurisdictions.
The results of the qualitative survey are based on asialaw’s extensive reviews of submitted work evidence, as well as client reviews and peer feedback. asialaw Guides are published by Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, London, UK. 

A full outline of our rankings is below.


Industry sectors
Banking and financial services - outstanding
Consumer goods and services - outstanding
Energy - outstanding
Infrastructure - highly recommended
Insurance - highly recommended
Media and entertainment - recommended
Pharmaceuticals and life sciences - highly recommended
Real estate - outstanding
Technology and telecommunications - recommended

Practice areas
Banking and finance - outstanding
Capital markets - outstanding
Competition/antitrust - outstanding
Construction - outstanding
Corporate and M&A - outstanding
Dispute resolution - outstanding
Intellectual property - recommended
Investment funds - highly recommended
Labour and employment - highly recommended 
Private equity - highly recommended
Regulatory - outstanding
Restructuring & insolvency - outstanding
Tax - highly recommended


Industry sectors and practice areas
Industrials and manufacturing - other notable
Real estate - recommended
Corporate and M&A - recognized


Industry sectors and practice areas
Banking and financial services - other notable
Infrastructure - other notable
General business law - recommended

Leading lawyers    
Masaru Ono Senior statesman Banking and finance, capital markets
Hiroyuki Tezuka Elite practitioner Dispute resolution
Kozo Kawai Elite practitioner Competition/antitrust
Asa Shinkawa Notable practitioner Corporate and M&A
Yoshinobu Fujimoto Elite practitioner Corporate and M&A
Kei Ito Distinguished practitioner Investment funds
Yo Ota Distinguished practitioner Corporate and M&A, tax
Yoshiaki Ikeda Notable practitioner Real estate
Kenichi Minami Distinguished practitioner Restructuring and insolvency
Akihiro Hironaka Distinguished practitioner Dispute resolution
Hiroshi Niinomi Distinguished practitioner Real estate
Tatsuya Tanigawa Distinguished practitioner Corporate and M&A
Norio Maeda Notable practitioner Real estate
Yuki Oi Notable practitioner Corporate and M&A
Kohei Koikawa Distinguished practitioner Capital markets
Tomohiro Sato Distinguished practitioner Energy
Yusuke Yukawa Notable practitioner Corporate and M&A
Lars Markert Notable practitioner Dispute resolution
Hideki Matsushima Senior statesman Restructuring and insolvency


Thailand (SCL Nishimura)

Industry sectors and practice areas
Energy - recommended
Technology and communications - recommended
Corporate and M&A - recommended
Dispute resolution - other notable firms
Intellectual property - recommended

Leading lawyers    
Chavalit Uttasart Distinguished practitioner Intellectual property
Phatthrawat Nakaranuruck Notable practitioner Intellectual property


Indonesia (Walalangi & Partners)

Industry sectors and practice areas
Industrials and manufacturing - recommended
Real estate - recommended
Technology and communications - recommended
Banking and finance - recommended
Corporate and M&A - recommended

Leading lawyers    
Luky Walalangi Distinguished practitioner Banking and finance, corporate and M&A