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About Nishimura & Asahi

Nishimura & Asahi (“N&A”) is the largest one among the “Big Four” and one of the oldest law firms in Japan, which provides a comprehensive range of legal services in all areas of business law for commercial activities both in Japan and overseas.

In addition to offices located in Japan (Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka), in order to strengthen our cross-border practices and enhance our international network, we have established offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Dubai, Frankfurt / Düsseldorf, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta*1, New York, Singapore, Taipei, Yangon and Hong Kong*2.


Marketing and business development careers

With four offices in Japan and fourteen overseas offices, we are looking to expand our marketing and business development team at Nishimura & Asahi.
We are interested in hearing from candidates who:

- Have experience in marketing and business development or client relations roles at global/international law firms, accounting firms, or other professional services firms, in Japan or elsewhere.

If you would like to work at Japan’s biggest law firm, please click here


Nishimura & Asahi Tokyo Office is seeking legal editors

Nishimura & Asahi seeks applicants for the position of English-language legal editor at its Tokyo office. Applicants must be native English speakers with excellent writing skills, in addition to holding a law degree (JD/LLB). Preference will be given to candidates with editing and/or legal experience, especially those who have practiced as lawyers. This is a full-time position, with working days of Monday to Friday.

Please note that acceptance of an offer of employment with the LED will preclude you from eligibility for other roles, such as attorney positions, at N&A.

For more details, please see here.


Careers at SCL Nishimura & Asahi

About Nishimura & Asahi in Thailand

SCL Nishimura & Asahi is one of Thailand’s largest law firms, as well as one of the largest, well-resourced and most diverse international business law practices in Southeast Asia. SCL Nishimura & Asahi comprises over 100 lawyers and professional staff providing top-quality legal and business advisory services.

If you would like to find out about employment opportunities with Nishimura & Asahi Bangkok Office, please click here


Careers at Nishimura & Asahi Frankfurt Office

About Nishimura & Asahi in Germany

In 2020, Nishimura & Asahi opened offices in Europe, the first leading Japanese law firm to do so. From our European head office in Frankfurt, Germany, we advise clients in all essential areas of commercial law, often in close cooperation with leading European law firms.

For our office in Frankfurt, Germany, we are hiring

Attorneys-at-law (m/f/d) in the field of Corporate/M&A

We have an extensive track record of advising major Japanese and non-Japanese companies on cross-border M&A and joint venture transactions across the globe.  You will work closely with our partners, counsels and associates in Germany, Japan and Southeast Asia.  From day one, you will work on high-profile matters as part of small, focused teams and will be trained in a well-founded and “on the job” manner.

You have a proven interest in Japan, are qualified as attorney-at-law in an EU member state, and possess outstanding academic credentials as well as excellent English skills.  The ability to communicate in Japanese is beneficial, but not required.  In addition, you are interested in economic relationships and enjoy working in multicultural teams.  Applications from career starters are just as welcome as those from lawyers who have already gained professional experience.

We look forward to your application, preferably via email, to:
Nishimura & Asahi Europe Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Attn.: Dominik Kruse
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
info_europe@eml.nishimura.com

Attorneys-at-law (m/f/d) in the field of Privacy and Data Protection

Advising both Japanese and non-Japanese companies in compliance matters, data breach and other incident issues, as well as data transactions and agreements, are some of our core competencies.

In this varied and ever evolving field, you will work closely with our partners, counsels and associates in Germany, Japan, China and Southeast Asia.  From day one, you will work on high-profile matters as part of small, focused teams and will be trained in a well-founded and “on the job” manner.

You have a proven interest in Japan, are qualified as attorney-at-law in an EU member state or Japan, and possess outstanding academic credentials as well as excellent English skills.  For non-Japanese nationals an ability to communicate in Japanese is beneficial, but not required.  In addition, you are interested in economic relationships and enjoy working in multicultural teams.  Applications from career starters are just as welcome as those from lawyers who have already gained professional experience.

We look forward to your application, preferably via email, to:
Nishimura & Asahi Europe Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Attn.: Noriya Ishikawa
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
info_europe@eml.nishimura.com

Legal Trainees (Rechtsreferendare) and Research Assistants (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter) (m/f/d) 

You can apply at any time for a position as a legal trainee or for work as a research assistant. As a fully-fledged team member, you will be given a comprehensive and authentic insight into our daily work routine. The ability to communicate in Japanese is beneficial, but not required.  

We will be happy to discuss the time and date of your employment with you individually. In your application, please indicate your preferred duration and your practice group preference(s) or desired focus area (Schwerpunktbereich).

We look forward to your application, preferably via email, to:
Nishimura & Asahi Europe Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Attn.: Dominik Kruse
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
info_europe@eml.nishimura.com


Careers at Nishimura & Asahi Vietnam Offices

About Nishimura & Asahi in Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi office)

Nishimura & Asahi opened our Ho Chi Minh City office in 2010, and Hanoi office in 2011. Our Vietnam offices are now one of the largest foreign law firms in Vietnam and fully supported by and integrated with our Tokyo headquarters. We cover wide range of matters and industries in Vietnam, including M&A, business entry, crisis management, dispute resolution, corporate finance, project finance, infrastructure, oil & gas, urban development/real estate, environmental matters, as well as bankruptcy/insolvency law.

If you would like to find out about employment opportunities with Nishimura & Asahi Vietnam Offices, please click here.

Thank you for your interest in Nishimura & Asahi.
If you would like to inquire about employment opportunities, please contact us by e-mail.

*You should state which branch office you are interested in working in and the job title that you are applying for.
*If you are an attorney, please state which jurisdiction you are admitted in.

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