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Deep talent pool of banking experts across many jurisdictions providing practical and appropriate advice on various finance transactions

We provide structuring, documentation, legal analysis and advice on various types of financial transactions, from conventional ones to complex ones, including individual loans, syndicated loans, nonrecourse loans, subordinated/mezzanine loans and letters of credit from private or government-managed financial institutions. We also advise on embedded derivatives transactions for various indices, such as currencies, interest, credit events and weather, financial institutions' expansion into new businesses or overseas expansions in terms of compliance with the Banking Act, Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, Trust Business Act, and Insurance Business Act, as well as foreign laws and regulations, and the handling of capital adequacy requirements of financial institutions. Our expertise in domestic and international financial systems and our overseas office network allow us to offer legal services that meet the increasingly complex and diverse needs of financial institutions.

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  • 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)
  • Nishimura & Asahi is a professional firm with lawyers who have a high degree of expertise.

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

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