Overseas Practice Law Firm of the Year at ALB Japan Law Awards 2023
Hiroshi Uchima is particularly active on transactions involving private equity. An interviewee appreciates his ability and service, noting his “strong understanding of our business needs” and ability to “give advice in a proactive manner.”Chambers, Corporate/M&A: Domestic - Japan (Chambers Global 2022)
Hiroshi Uchima is particularly active on transactions involving private equity. A client describes him as a “well-established lawyer in M&A,” adding: “The amazing thing is that he is always there when we need him.”Chambers, Corporate/M&A Japan (Chambers APAC 2021)
Hiroshi Uchima provides clients with nearly two decades of corporate law experience and is described by market sources as a “very reliable” and “clever lawyer.” His recent experience includes advising major Japanese companies on joint ventures and cross-border corporate transactions.Chambers, Corporate/M&A Japan (Chambers Global 2020)
Hiroshi handles a wide variety of matters ranging from domestic and international mergers and acquisitions to general corporate legal matters. He handles a large number of M&A transactions of various sizes, industries and structures, as well as general corporate legal work.
Since 2002, Hiroshi has been a partner in the firm’s M&A and corporate practice area. His experience ranges from M&A (business integration, acquisition and organizational restructuring between operating companies, acquisition of listed/unlisted companies by funds, going private, cross-border M&A, etc.) to general corporate law (general meetings of shareholders, corporate governance, various commercial transactions and contracts, financing, personnel and labor, response to legal revisions, disputes, crisis management, etc.). While he has extensive experience in large-scale and complex M&A transactions, he also provides efficient and effective advice depending on the status of the project in areas such as overseas M&A of Japanese companies, expansion into Japan by overseas companies, and support for startup businesses. In crisis management and dispute cases, he provide practical and effective advice to ensure clients achieve their goals based on a thorough understanding of the circumstances faced by the client. His clients are diverse, including domestic and overseas companies, financial institutions, and investment funds.
Awards & Rankings
Dealmaker of the Year at ALB Japan Law Awards 2023
Chambers Global 2023: Top rankings for Nishimura & Asahi
The Nikkei "Most Successful Lawyers in 2022"
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023: Top rankings for Nishimura & Asahi
- Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
- The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
- Lecturer, Keio University Law School
- Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
- Lecturer, Chuo University
- Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York