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Utilizing extensive experience in acquisition finance transactions, we commit to providing sophisticated, precise and expeditious legal advice to a broad range of clients.

Nishimura & Asahi’s acquisition finance practice was involved in some of the earliest acquisition finance transactions conducted in Japan, and since then we have been actively advising our clients as these transactions have grown in size and complexity. N&A has extensive experience with all types of acquisition finance transactions including MBO financing, TOB financing, share financing, mezzanine financing, and recapitalization financing. We provide legal advice to a broad range of clients including financial institutions, funds, and companies in Japan and overseas.
Our expertise extends beyond legal issues, filings and documentation. N&A also has a deep understanding of the business aspects of and extensive experience in handling mergers and acquisitions in a large variety of industries and acquisition finance market practices. We endeavor to provide sophisticated and precise advice in a timely manner in all phases of any given transaction, including structuring, risk analysis, due diligence and other investigations, negotiations, and document preparation. N&A is rated highly in all of these endeavors according to Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.
We continue to handle numerous large-scale, cross-border acquisition finance transactions, as well as work on leading domestic acquisition finance transactions. We take pride in consistently providing top-quality service with regard to transactions involving foreign laws in cooperation with our overseas offices, as well as with various leading law firms around the world with which we have a solid relationship, to ensure that we can accommodate all of our client’s needs.

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Awards & Rankings

  • They are the most experienced and reliable office in the country for finance deals. There have many experienced lawyers and take client feedback very seriously. In addition, the legal team makes accurate judgements based on experience and precedents; all of them uphold the high standards of the office,

    Chambers, Banking & Finance: Domestic (Asia-Pacific 2022)
  • Distinguished by its advice to both financiers and borrowers, Nishimura & Asahi assists banks and financial institutions with a range of domestic and cross-border banking transactions, including asset financing, acquisition financing, corporate and syndicated loans. The large asset finance practice advises Japanese leasing companies across the spectrum of leasing transactions, notably aircraft financing, ship financing, container leasing transactions and plant facilities leasing. Other strengths for the firm include finance regulations and compliance. Asset finance specialist Katsu Sengoku leads the team that includes projects and asset finance lawyer gaiben Adrian Joyce; Hideo Horikoshi, who handles banking, acquisition finance, project finance, syndicated lending and other international transactions; and Takashi Saito, who focuses on acquisition finance, subscription finance, syndicated lending and banking transactions.

    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Independent Local Firms (2022 Edition)
  • he can commit to understanding and growing the client's business; we received not only legal advice, but also advice on the logistics of working under the situation of Covid-19.

    Chambers, Banking & Finance: Domestic (Asia-Pacific 2022))

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