Awards

Nishimura & Asahi received the highest possible ranking (“Tier 1”) in all seven practice areas covered by the IFLR1000 Japan 2021. The Japan guide also recognized many of our lawyers as leading practitioners.

Our offices in China, Indonesia (Walalangi & Partners in association with Nishimura & Asahi), Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand (SCL Nishimura) and Vietnam have also been ranked by the IFLR1000, highlighting our commitment to global expansion to meet the needs of our clients.

The annual rankings for the IFLR1000, a comprehensive guide to the leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers across the globe, were launched on September 30. Results are based on transactional work undertaken between January 2019 and March 2020. This is the 30th edition of the guide.

One of our partners, Kohei Koikawa, has also been included in the IFLR’s Asia Best Lawyers 2020, which recognizes the top legal practitioners across the Asia-Pacific region, based on market data, peer review and client feedback.

The guides are published by Euromoney plc, London, UK.

JAPAN FIRM RANKINGS (Tier 1 in all seven practice areas)
 - Banking
 - Capital markets: Debt
 - Capital markets: Equity
 - Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation
 - M&A
 - Project development
 - Project finance

JAPAN LEADING LAWYERS
Highly regarded

 - Masaru Ono (Banking, Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation)
 - Katsu Sengoku (Banking)
 - Masahiro Ueno (Banking)
 - Kei Ito (Banking)
 - Yo Ota (Capital markets, M&A)
 - Tatsuya Tanigawa (M&A)
 - Hajime Ueno (Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation)
 - Kohei Koikawa (Banking, Capital markets: Debt, Capital markets: Equity)
 - Tomohiro Sato (Project development, Project finance)
 - Takashi Saito (Banking)
 - Hiroko Shibata (M&A)
 - Naoya Ariyoshi (Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation)
 - Kentaro Sugimoto (Capital markets: Debt, Capital markets: Equity)
 - Yoshiyuki Asaoka (M&A)
 - Nagahide Sato (Energy and infrastructure, Banking, Project finance)
Rising star
 - Kosuke Shibukawa (Banking, Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation)

CHINA FIRM RANKINGS
 - M&A - Foreign: Other notable

CHINA LEADING LAWYERS
Highly regarded

 - Toshihiro Maeda (Capital markets: Structured finance & securitisation)

INDONESIA FIRM RANKINGS (Walalangi & Partners in association with Nishimura & Asahi)
 - Banking: Other notable
 - Capital markets: Debt: :Other notable
 - Capital markets: Equity: Other notable
 - M&A: Other notable
 - Project development: Tier 3
 - Restructuring and insolvency: Tier 4

INDONESIA LEADING LAWYERS (Walalangi & Partners in association with Nishimura & Asahi)
Highly regarded

 - Luky Walalangi (Banking, Project finance, M&A)
Rising Star
 - Hans Adiputra Kurniawan (M&A, Capital markets, Banking)

MYANMAR FIRM RANKINGS
 - Financial and corporate: Tier 4
 - Project development: Other notable

TAIWAN FIRM RANKINGS
 - M&A: Other notable

THAILAND FIRM RANKINGS (SCL Nishimura)
 - Banking and finance: Other notable
 - Capital markets: Equity: Other notable
 - M&A: Tier 3
 - Project development: Tier 3

VIETNAM FIRM RANKINGS
 - M&A: Other notable