Nishimura & Asahi
Member firm for Japan

Firm Overview

Nishimura & Asahi is one of Japan’s premier full-service law firms, covering all aspects of domestic and international business and corporate activity. Nishimura & Asahi is the largest law firm in Japan, and currently has more than 450 Japanese and foreign lawyers. It employs over 500 support staff, including tax accountants, and has one of the largest teams of paralegals in Japan. The firm is able to share expertise and assist clients cost effectively in all areas of legal services and provide an unprecedented level of client service in highly specialized and complex areas of commercial law. Nishimura & Asahi understands its clients’ growing needs, and its fully integrated team of professional staff and lawyers proudly share the same fundamental philosophy: an uncompromising commitment to quality.

Nishimura & Asahi has established relationships with most major foreign investment banks with a presence in Japan. It has also long served prominent companies in traditional manufacturing, distribution and retail industries, as well as serving clients in the growing communications, information technology, e-commerce and service industries. The firm’s clientele extends to companies in emerging industries, with their often novel businesses and cutting-edge legal issues.

The firm has experienced, multilingual lawyers with specialized training, including advanced international law degrees from law schools in the United States or the United Kingdom and secondments to firms in non-Japanese jurisdictions, including the U.S., the U.K., Australia and countries throughout Asia.

Areas of Practice

Corporate general corporate, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, startup businesses, tax, labor law, real estate/environmental law and international transactions; Finance banking, capital markets, asset management, structured finance/securitization, asset finance, acquisition finance, insurance and PFI/ project finance; Restructuring/Insolvency; Corporate Crisis Management; Dispute Resolution civil and commercial disputes, transnational dispute settlement, tax disputes, intellectual property (“IP”) disputes, administrative disputes and specialized disputes; Antitrust merger control, cartel investigation, unfair trade practices and monopolization; International Trade; Information Technology/IP IP licenses, venture capital/IP finance and telecommunications/media; Trusts and Estates; and Educational Services assistance to administrative organizations, education and professional activities.

Other Offices

Nishimura & Asahi
Denki Building Kyosokan 9F, 2-1-82 Watanabe-dori
Fukuoka, 810-0004
Japan
Tel. 81.92.717.7300
Fax 81.92.726.1311

Tsuneyasu Ozaki
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Nishimura & Asahi
JR Central Towers 41F, 1-1-4
Meieki Nakamura-ku
Nagoya, 450-6041
Japan
Tel. 81.52.533.2590
Fax 81.52.581.0327

Tsuyoshi Ito
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Nishimura & Asahi
Umeda Hankyu Building Office Tower 23F,
8-1 Kakudacho, Kita-ku
Osaka, 530-0017
Japan
Tel. 81.6.6366.3013
Fax 81.6.6366.3014

Yuichiro Hirota
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Hiromune Usuki
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Nishimura & Asahi
#1212, 12A Floor, Sakura Tower
339 Bogyoke Aung San Road
Kyauktada Township,
Myanmar
Tel. 95.1.255.070
Fax 95.1.255.164

Yusuke Yukawa
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Nishimura & Asahi
Unit V808 Pacific Place
83B Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem Dist
Hanoi,
Vietnam
Tel. 84.4.3946.0870
Fax 84.4.3946.0871

Hikaru Oguchi
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Nishimura & Asahi
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

Hikaru Oguchi
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