Awards

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023: Outstanding Results for Nishimura & Asahi

Award winners
Nishimura & AsahiWalalangi & PartnersYoshiyuki MiyashitaHiroyuki TezukaMakoto IgarashiMasaki HosakaKozo KawaiYoshihiko KawakamiKazuhiro TakeiAsa ShinkawaYoshinobu FujimotoKei ItoYo OtaHiroshi KimedaKenichi MinamiAkihiro HironakaHiroshi NiinomiHajime UenoNorio MaedaKei UmebayashiTakahiko DateYuki OiKohei KoikawaTomohiro SatoKaku HiraoAlexander WoodyHitomi IwaseHideo HorikoshiTsuyoshi ItoTakashi SaitoNaoya AriyoshiMaya ItoSadayuki MatsudairaKohei IshidaYuri SuganoShintaro UnoAdrian JoyceYutaro KawabataYoshiharu KawamataLars MarkertNathan G. SchmidtKojiro FujiiJiro AbeTomoyuki NumataYoko KasaiMiriam AndretaMasaru OnoKatsu SengokuKyi Chan NyeinKohei MatanoNatalie Yap
Date
1/2023
Practice Areas
M&ACross-border M&ACapital MarketsBankingInsuranceAsset Management/FundsStructured Finance/SecuritizationAsset FinanceFinTechReal EstateCorporate Reorganization & Civil RehabilitationBankruptcyLiquidation Proceedings/Special Liquidation ProceedingsOut-of-Court WorkoutsEarly Stage RestructuringCross-border RestructuringTax DisputesAlternative Dispute ResolutionInternational LitigationInternational ArbitrationIP TransactionsTelecommunication & MediaCorporate Crisis ManagementComplianceCompetition Law/Antitrust LawTax CounselingInternational TaxationLabor LawInheritanceBusiness SuccessionsInfrastructure/PPPElectricity/GasNatural Resources & EnergyTelecommunicationsBroadcasting Internet/Cyber LawElectronicsAutomotive & Auto PartsAerospace/SpaceRobotics/Artificial IntelligenceChemicalsChinaSingaporeIndonesiaThailandVietnam/Mekong AreaMyanmar

Nishimura & Asahi has been recognized and highly rated in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 guide across numerous practice areas in Japan. In addition to these accolades, we were featured in rankings for key jurisdictions in Asia including China, Indonesia (in partnership with Walalangi & Partners), Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

This year’s results highlight our firm’s ongoing commitment to consistent and excellent service delivery across all practice areas for our clients, and many of our lawyers were individually recognized in the guide for their outstanding work. Please see below for the full list of practices and lawyers.

Japan
Antitrust and Competition
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Hall of Fame: Kozo Kawai

Banking and Finance
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Katsu Sengoku, Adrian Joyce
Next Generation Partner: Hideo Horikoshi, Takashi Saito

Capital Markets
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Masaru Ono, Kohei Koikawa

Corporate and M&A
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Hall of Fame: Masaki Hosaka
Leading Individual: Yoshinobu Fujimoto, Asa Shinkawa
Next Generation Partner: Yuki Oi

Dispute Resolution
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Hall of Fame: Hiroyuki Tezuka
Leading Individual: Akihiro Hironaka, Lars Markert
Next Generation Partner: Yutaro Kawabata

Fintech
Leading Firm: Tier 2
Leading Individual: Naoya Ariyoshi

Intellectual Property
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Yoshiyuki Miyashita, Hitomi Iwase
Next Generation Partner: Yoko Kasai

Investment Funds
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Makoto Igarashi, Kei Ito, Kohei Ishida
Next Generation Partner: Yoshiharu Kawamata

Labor and Employment
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Yuri Sugano, Jiro Abe

 

Private Wealth
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Yoshinobu Fujimoto
Rising Star: Kohei Matano

Projects and Energy 
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Tomohiro Sato, Maya Ito, Sadayuki Matsudaira, Alexander Woody
Next Generation Partner: Norio Maeda, Nathan G. Schmidt

Real Estate and Construction
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Yoshihiko Kawakami, Hiroshi Niinomi, Shintaro Uno
Rising star: Natalie Yap

Restructuring and Insolvency
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Kenichi Minami, Hajime Ueno

Risk management and Investigations
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Hiroshi Kimeda, Kei Umebayashi, Kaku Hirao
Next Generation Partner: Tomoyuki Numata

Shipping
Leading Firm: Tier 2

Tax
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Hall of Fame: Kazuhiro Takei, Yo Ota
Leading Individual: Akihiro Hironaka
Next Generation Partner: Tsuyoshi Ito

TMT (Technology, Media, and Telecommunications)
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individual: Takahiko Date
Next Generation Partner: Koijiro Fujii

China
Corporate and M&A
Leading Firm: Tier 5

Indonesia - Walalangi & Partners in association with Nishimura & Asahi
Antitrust and Competition
Leading Firm: Tier 1
Leading Individuals: Miriam Andreta

Banking and Finance
Firms to Watch

Corporate and M&A
Leading Firm: Tier 5

IT, Telecoms, and Fintech (Indonesia)
Leading Firm: Tier 2

Labour and employment
Leading Firm: Tier 3

Real Estate 
Leading Firm: Tier 2

Restructuring and Insolvency
Leading Firm: Tier 2

Myanmar
Corporate and M&A
Leading Firm: Tier 2
Rising Star: Kyi Chan Nyein

Singapore
Construction: Local firms
Firms to Watch

Corporate and M&A: foreign firms
Firms to Watch

Thailand
Capital Markets
Firms to Watch

Corporate and M&A
Leading Firm: Tier 3

Dispute Resolution
Leading Firm: Tier 3

Intellectual Property
Leading Firm: Tier 3

Labour and employment
Firms to Watch

Real estate and construction
Firms to Watch

Tax
Leading Firm: Tier 3

Vietnam
Corporate and M&A 
Leading Firm: Tier 4

Real Estate and Construction
Leading Firm: Tier 3

 

The Legal 500 rankings are based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.

 

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