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Asia-Pacific Guide
Firm Profile

Nishimura & Asahi

Firm Profile

Tokyo

  • Profile
  • Otemon Tower
  • 1-1-2 Otemachi
  • Chiyoda-ku
  • Tokyo
  • Tokyo-to
  • Japan
  • 100-8124

Firm profile submitted by Nishimura & Asahi

Managing Partner: Mr Masaki Hosaka
Number of partners: 131
Number of lawyers: 568
Languages: Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Japanese
Offices: Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong*, Jakarta*, Yangon, Singapore, Bangkok, Dubai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi


Nishimura & Asahi is one of Japan’s premier full-service law firms, covering all aspects of domestic and international business and corporate activity. Due to the scale of the firm, it is able to share expertise and assist clients cost effectively in all areas of legal services, and provide an unprecedented level of service in highly specialised and complex areas of commercial law.



Corporate:

The firm advises on complex international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, reorganisations, and distribution and licensing arrangements. The firm also advises on compliance, start-up businesses, tax, labour law, and real estate/environmental law matters.

Finance:
The practice advises on banking, capital markets, asset management, structured finance/securitisation, asset finance, acquisition finance, insurance and project finance (PFI).

Restructuring/Insolvency:
The firm provides a full range of legal services related to restructuring, bankruptcy and liquidation.

International Trade:
The firm has significant experience in counselling business enterprises and has a number of lawyers who have engaged in international trade law practice in ministries within the Japanese government and international organisations, including the WTO.

Dispute Resolution:
The firm formulates settlement strategies and provides representation in litigation and arbitration. For example, the firm provides advice on civil and commercial disputes, transnational disputes, tax disputes, IP disputes and administrative disputes.

IT/IP:
The firm’s IT/IP practice includes advice on IP disputes, IP licences, venture capital/IP finance and telecommunications/media.

Corporate Crisis Management:
The firm advises on corporate crises, including cases where corporations detect, or are investigated by government authorities for securities and financial fraud, foreign corrupt practices and white-collar crime.

Antitrust:
The firm handles international cartel cases for domestic and international corporate clients and provides advice on submitting prior notifications and/or ex post facto reports to the Japan Fair Trade Commission. The firm also undertakes compliance investigations and advises on corporate compliance.

Tax:
The firm provides tax-related services and analyses transactions from a tax law perspective at the planning stage, including drafting and reviewing contracts. N&A also advises on tax dispute procedures and strategies, including tax investigations, and represents clients in tax dispute litigation.

Trusts & Estates:
The firm handles family law matters, especially divorces and separations. The firm also specialises in drafting and probating wills and inheritance planning.

Natural Resources & Energy:
The firm provides legal services for the natural resources and energy fields, including, oil and gas, the electricity business and renewable energy.

Asia:
With offices in China, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, and its considerable experience in the region, N&A can handle all of its clients’ legal needs throughout Asia.

Middle East/Latin America/Africa:
The firm’s practice teams, have strong relationships with leading firms in the Middle East, Latin America and Africa providing strategic legal services to clients, both on a domestic and overseas basis.

Public Interest Activities:
N&A lawyers are involved in presenting policy proposals as members of government study groups, assisting in negotiations relating to trade friction, and serving as a proxy to the government in administrative litigation.

Branches

  • JR Central Towers 41F,
  • 1-1-4 Meieki,
  • Nakamura-ku,
  • Nagoya,
  • Aichi-ken
  • Japan
  • 450-6041
  • Tel +81 52 533 2590
  • Fax +81 52 581 0327
  • Umeda Hankyu Building Office Tower 35F,
  • Osaka,
  • Osaka-fu
  • Japan
  • 530-0017
  • Tel +81 6 6366 3013
  • Fax +81 6 6366 3014
  • Denki-building ,
  • Kyoso-kan 9F,
  • 2-1-82 Watanabe-Dori,
  • Chuo-ku,
  • Fukuoka,
  • Fukuoka-ken
  • Japan
  • 810-0004
  • Tel +81 92 717 7300
  • Fax +81 92 726 1311
  • Unit 08, 4th Floor,
  • Office Tower 2, China Central Place,
  • 79 Jianguo Road,
  • Chaoyang District,
  • Beijing,
  • China
  • 100025
  • Tel +86 10 8588 8600
  • Fax +86 10 8588 8610
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 38F PARK PLACE,
  • 1601 Nanjing West Road,
  • Jingan District,
  • Shanghai,
  • China
  • 200040
  • Tel +86-21-6171-3748
  • Fax +86-21-6171-3749
  • Email : [email protected]
  • #1212, 12A Floor,
  • Sakura Tower,
  • 339 Bogyoke Aung San Road,
  • Kyauktada Township,
  • Yangon,
  • Yangon Division
  • Myanmar
  • Tel +95-1-255070
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 50 Collyer Quay,
  • #08-08 OUE,
  • Bayfront,
  • Singapore,
  • Singapore Island
  • Singapore
  • 049321
  • Tel +65 6922 7670
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Unit 1602/1, 16th Floor,
  • Athenee Tower,
  • 63 Wireless Road,
  • Lumpini, Pathumwan,
  • Bangkok,
  • Thailand
  • 10330
  • Tel +66 2 168 8228
  • Fax +66 2 168 8229
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Room 903 Sun Wah Tower,
  • 115 Nguyen Hue, District 1,
  • Ho Chi Minh City,
  • Vietnam
  • Tel +84 8 3821 4432
  • Fax +84 8 3821 4434
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Unit V808 Pacific Place,
  • 83B Ly Thuong Kiet,
  • Hoan Kiem Dist,
  • Hanoi,
  • Ha Noi
  • Vietnam
  • Tel +84-4-3946-0870
  • Fax +84-4-3946-0871
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Lippo Centre,
  • Tower II #403,
  • 89 Queensway,
  • Admiralty,
  • Hong Kong,
  • China
  • 999077
  • Tel +852 2336 8586
  • Rosetini & Partners Law Firm,
  • Office 8, 18th floor, SCBD Lot 28, JI. Jend.,
  • Sudirman Kav., 52-53,
  • Jakarta,
  • Java
  • Indonesia
  • 12190
  • Tel +62 21 2933 3617
  • Fax +62 21 2933 3619
  • Email : [email protected]