Nishimura & Asahi


Otemon Tower
1-1-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
PO Box 100-8124

+81 3 6250 6200

+81 3 6250 7200

Quick facts:

Managing Partner: Masaki Hosaka
Offices in Japan: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka

Nishimura & Asahi is Japan’s largest law firm, covering all aspects of domestic and international business and corporate activity.  The firm has over 600 Japanese and foreign lawyers and employs over 700 support staff, including tax accountants, patent attorneys, senior Japanese and foreign business support professionals, and paralegals.

Many of the firm’s attorneys and staff speak other foreign languages and have advanced international law degrees, and others have gained valuable experience on secondment to the best law firms overseas.  We have also established strong working relationships with the most eminent law firms worldwide, enabling us to focus on international corporate and financial transactions, and to advise both Japanese and foreign clients at the highest international standards.

The firm also has long-standing relationships with prominent corporations in the manufacturing, distribution and retail industries, and the scope of its work with clients in the communications, information technology, e-commerce and service industries has expanded in these areas.  The firm’s clientele extends to companies in emerging industries, and its work includes dealing with the novel legal issues affecting these cutting-edge businesses.

Through the enhancement of professional and organisational synergies, resulting from the firm’s expansion, an unprecedented level of client service is made possible in highly specialised and complex areas of commercial law. Nishimura & Asahi understands its clients’ growing needs and its fully integrated team of lawyers and professional staff are proud to share the same fundamental philosophy: an uncompromising commitment to excellence.

Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Dubai, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta*1, New York, Singapore, Taipei, Yangon, Hong Kong*2

1 Associate office

2 Affiliate office