Awards

Nishimura & Asahi was named Japan Law Firm of the Year for the third straight year, at the 17th annual ALB Japan Law Awards, presented by Asian Legal Business/Thomson Reuters and held virtually on September 30, 2021.

In total, our firm received 12 awards for our individual lawyers, deal types and practice areas, including:

 - Japan Law Firm of the Year 

 - Japan Deal Firm of the Year 

 - Overseas Practice Law Firm of the year

 - Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year

 - Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year

 - M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)
   7-Eleven’s Acquisition of Speedway
   Nobuya Matsunami, Toshiyuki Nonaka, Kentaro Sugimoto, Sadayuki MatsudairaKaoru Tatsumi

 - M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize) 
   Acquisition of Tokyo Dome with Mitsui Fudosan
   Yo Ota, Yamato Nozawa 

 - Debt Market Deal of the Year
   Loans and Preferred Stock Financing for Showa Denko’s Acquisition of Hitachi Chemical
   Toshiyuki Nonaka

 - Real Estate Deal of the Year
   Blackstone's Acquisition of Daiwa House's Logistics Centers
   Yoshiaki Ikeda, Takuya Shimizu, Seitaro Iio

 - Technology, Media and Telecommunications Deal of the Year
   NTT's Acquisition of NTT Docomo
   Ryutaro Nakayama, Yasunori Ishizaki

 - Managing Partner of the Year - Masaki Hosaka

 - Woman Lawyer of the Year - Hikaru Oguchi 

 

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