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Pro Bono Team of the Year: IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2021

Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi was recognized as the Asia-Pacific region’s “Pro Bono Team of the Year” at the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2021, held virtually on March 25, 2021.

We provide a wide range of pro bono services in support of numerous initiatives, and two of our recent projects received a particularly high evaluation for this award. We advised Famiee, a private-sector NPO, on its initiative to issue domestic partnership certificates for LGBT couples in Japan using blockchain technology. And we advised Mobile Sea Otters, a non-profit organization that seeks to restore deteriorating kelp forests along Japan’s coast.

Our firm’s fundamental mission - “to realize an affluent and fair society based on the rule of law” - guides us in undertaking and supporting many CSR and pro bono activities. We are privileged to be able to contribute our legal expertise to such worthwhile causes, and we are honored to be recognized for this award.