Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (MHM) is one of the largest full service Tokyo headquartered international law firms. MHM has over 500 lawyers and 500 support staff (including patent attorneys, licensed tax accountants, judicial scriveners, legal assistants and translators). The firm’s senior lawyers include a number of highly respected practitioners and leaders from the Japanese and international legal community, including prominent law professors from the University of Tokyo and a former Prosecutor-General from the Public Prosecutors Office. MHM also has experienced lawyers qualified in the US, England and Wales, Germany, Hong Kong,the People’s Republic of China, Bangladesh, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
The firm has a strong presence in Asia with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok (Chandler MHM), Yangon and Ho Chi Minh City. MHM Limited. MHM also has domestic offices in Fukuoka, Osaka and Nagoya.
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is a full-service law firm formed by the winning combination of three leading law firms in Japan: Anderson Mori, one of the largest international firms in Japan which was best known for serving overseas companies doing business in Japan since the early 1950s; Tomotsune & Kimura, particularly well-known for its expertise in international finance transactions; and Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa, a premier international insolvency/restructuring and crisis-management firm.
Our combined firm provides an extraordinarily powerful value proposition. Housing all of these synergistic practices under one roof, and further increasing our resource scale, we have the capability to: (1) serve a multinational client base, (2) on in-bound, out-bound and domestic projects, (3) by providing expert, timely and cost-efficient advice, (4) across a full range of legal issues, and (5) in the largest, most complex, cross-sector transactions.
We are proud of our long tradition of serving the international business and legal communities and our reputation as one of the largest full-service law firms in Japan. Our combined expertise enables us to deliver comprehensive advice on virtually all legal issues that may arise from a corporate transaction, including those related to M&A, finance, capital markets and restructuring/insolvency, and litigation/arbitration. The majority of our lawyers are bi-lingual and experienced with communicating, drafting and negotiating across borders and around the globe. We welcome the opportunity to work closely with clients and channel our resources towards our goal of achieving more together.
Our main office in Tokyo is supported by our offices in Osaka, Nagoya, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok, as well as a Jakarta Desk.
City-Yuwa Partners was formed in 2003 upon the merger of a cross-border transaction-based firm and a firm specialized in litigation, insolvency and real estate law. Following the 2005 merger with one of Japan's top patent litigation boutiques and the addition of many partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences, City-Yuwa has grown into one of Japan's preeminent law firms capable of providing a full range of legal services.
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.