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    Famiee: Partnership certification for LGBT couples using blockchain technology

Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi advised Famiee, a private-sector NPO, on its initiative to issue domestic partnership certificates for LGBT couples in Japan using blockchain technology.

The Nishimura & Asahi team advising Famiee was led by partner Takeshi Nemoto and counsel Takayoshi Hojo, supported by Natsuki Hosoya.

In line with our firm’s adoption of a policy of proactively promoting diversity and inclusion (“D&I”), we also have a dedicated page on our website (linked below) to introduce our D&I related initiatives:


根本 剛史

Takeshi has handled many complex M&A transactions and provides sincere advice to his clients. He has extensive experience in M&A-related disputes, and is well versed in the various issues facing companies with founding family shareholders. In recent years, he has been involved in many cases involving business and human rights, impact investing, and advises companies from the perspective of sustainability. He is also actively involved in pro bono work and is one of the most experienced in Japan.

北條 孝佳

He mainly handles cyber security. As a cyber security analyst at the National Police Agency, he had been engaged in investigations and research, such as analysis of cyber attacks, for over 10 years.
He advises companies on cases involving crisis management, scandals, and various cyber incidents. Recently, he has handled many security incidents within companies, including ransomware, personal data breaches, and internal crimes.