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asialaw Guides 2023: Nishimura & Asahi recognized in 44 practice areas and industry groups across Japan and Asia

Nishimura & Asahi is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked in 44 industry and practice areas, with 14 lawyers featured as leading individuals, in the 2023 editions of asialaw Profiles and asialaw Leading Lawyers. The publication is an established guide to the leading law firms and legal practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region.

The results of this qualitative survey are based on asialaw’s reviews of deal and case highlights from the previous 12 months, client feedback and peer feedback. asialaw Guides are published by Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, London, UK.

A full outline of our rankings is below.

Industry sectors

Aviation and shipping - Recommended
Banking and financial services - Outstanding
Consumer goods and services - Outstanding
Energy - Outstanding
Infrastructure - Highly recommended
Insurance - Highly recommended
Media and entertainment - Recommended
Pharmaceuticals and life sciences - Highly recommended
Real estate - Outstanding
Technology and telecommunications - Highly recommended

Practice areas
Banking and finance - Outstanding
Capital markets - Outstanding
Competition/antitrust - Outstanding
Construction - Outstanding
Corporate and M&A - Outstanding
Dispute resolution - Outstanding
Intellectual property - Recommended
Investment funds - Highly recommended
Labour and employment - Highly recommended 
Private equity - Highly recommended
Regulatory - Outstanding
Restructuring & insolvency - Outstanding
Tax - Highly recommended

Indonesia (Walalangi & Partners in association with Nishimura & Asahi)
Industry sectors and practice areas
Banking and finance - Recommended
Corporate and M&A - Recommended
Industrials and manufacturing - Recommended
Real estate - Recommended
Restructuring and insolvency - Other notable
Technology and telecommunications - Recommended

Singapore (Nishimura & Asahi-Bayfront Law Alliance)
Practice area
Corporate and M&A - Other notable

Industry sectors and practice areas
Banking and financial services - Other notable
General business law - Recommended
Infrastructure - Other notable

Practice area
Corporate and M&A - Other notable

Thailand (SCL Nishimura & Asahi Limited)
Industry sectors and practice areas
Corporate and M&A - Recommended
Dispute resolution - Recommended
Energy - Recommended
Intellectual property - Recommended
Real estate - Recommended
Tax - Other notable
Technology and telecommunications - Recommended

Industry sectors and practice areas
Corporate and M&A - Recognised
Industrials and manufacturing - Other notable
Real estate - Recommended

Leading lawyers      
Hiroyuki Tezuka Dispute resolution Elite practitioner Japan
Kozo Kawai Competition/antitrust Elite practitioner Japan
Yoshinobu Fujimoto Corporate and M&A Elite practitioner Japan
Kei Ito Investment funds Distinguished practitioner Japan
Yo Ota Corporate and M&A/ Tax Distinguished practitioner Japan
Kenichi Minami Restructuring and insolvency Distinguished practitioner Japan
Akihiro Hironaka Dispute resolution Distinguished practitioner Japan
Hiroshi Niinomi Real estate Distinguished practitioner Japan
Tatsuya Tanigawa Corporate and M&A Distinguished practitioner Japan
Kohei Koikawa Capital markets Distinguished practitioner Japan
Chavalit Uttasart Intellectual property Distinguished practitioner Thailand
Tomohiro Sato Energy Distinguished practitioner Japan
Luky Walalangi Banking and finance/ Corporate and M&A Distinguished practitioner Indonesia
Masaru Ono Banking and finance/ Capital markets Senior statesman Japan