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Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

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The firm

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu is the first integrated full-service law firm in Japan and one of the foremost providers of international and commercial legal services based in Tokyo. In representing its leading domestic and international clients, the firm has successfully structured and negotiated many of the largest and most significant corporate, finance and real estate transactions related to Japan. The firm has extensive corporate and litigation capabilities spanning key commercial areas such as antitrust, intellectual property, labour and taxation. It is known for path-breaking domestic and cross-border risk management/corporate governance cases, such as fraud investigations and white-collar criminal defence, and for handling insolvency and restructuring proceedings including large-scale corporate reorganisations. In order to deliver optimal service and value to its clients, the over 400 lawyers of the firm, including over 20 experienced foreign attorneys from various jurisdictions, work together in customised teams to provide the expertise and experience specifically required for each client matter.

The firm has a vast network of relationships with foreign companies and law firms that provides it with a unique perspective when representing clients in international deals. Its overseas network includes offices in New York, Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Shanghai, associated local law firms in Jakarta and Beijing, where its lawyers are on-site, and collaborative relationships with prominent local law firms throughout Asia and other regions. The firm regularly handles and coordinates matters involving complex legal issues in a number of Asian jurisdictions. As a pioneering Japanese law firm that has established its presence in New York, the firm's activities in the United States and throughout the Americas and Europe are expanding rapidly. The firm strives to meet the needs of both its international clients operating in Japan and Asia and its domestic clients operating outside Japan or seeking to expand their operations overseas.

Areas of practice

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu provides a full range of legal services, including advice, research and representation in connection with litigation, contract drafting and negotiation, administrative proceedings, arbitration and mediation. The firm's fields of practice encompass virtually all areas of law, including, but not limited to: corporate/M&A (general corporate, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity/venture capital); finance (capital markets, banking financial regulations/financial compliance, asset management/fund, securitisation/structured finance/trust, acquisition finance, project finance, insurance); risk and crisis management/compliance; restructuring/insolvency; dispute resolution (basic and complex business litigation cutting across a broad range of legal areas and industry segments in domestic and foreign jurisdictions, international arbitration); labour and employment (employment law advice, employment disputes); real estate and J-REITs (real estate transactions, real estate investment/real estate securitisation, J-REITs); intellectual property (IP transactions, IP disputes); antitrust/competition (antitrust/competition law advice, antitrust litigation/investigation, merger control, unreasonable premiums and misleading representation prevention act and subcontract act); tax (tax advice and planning, tax disputes); other practice areas (environment, consumer affairs, data protection and privacy, wealth management/business succession/inheritance, IT and telecommunications, media, entertainment and sport, construction and infrastructure, natural resources and energy, pharmaceutical and health care); and overseas practice (Asia, Europe, North and Latin America, Africa).


  • Contacts
  • Motohiro Yanagawa (Tokyo Bar Association)
  • Shinichi Araki (Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
  • Akihisa Shiozaki (Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
  • Number of lawyers: 444
  • Languages
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Malay
  • Vietnamese
  • Filipino
  • Chinese
  • Thai
  • Burmese

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