Firm Profile > Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu > Tokyo, Japan

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
TOKYO 100-7036

Antitrust and competition: Independent local firms Tier 1

The antitrust and competition practice of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu represents clients in a diverse range of industries, from pharmaceutical, IT and semiconductor companies, to the financial services, retail and automobiles sectors. As well as antitrust matters, the firm advises on related corporate governance, employment issues and legislation. Former JFTC deputy director Eriko Watanabe leads the team and represents Japanese and non-Japanese clients in a range of antitrust cases. Also notable are Kaoru Hattori, who focuses on cartel investigations and merger cases; Yoshitoshi Imoto, who handles complex antitrust government investigations, as well as domestic and international compliance matters; and Ryohei Tanaka, who specialises in competition law issues arising from M&A transaction, including gun jumping, non-compete and information firewalls.

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‘We have found the competition litigation/cartel team to be exceptional at every level’

‘They have extraordinarily good relationships with clients, built on absolute trust and mutual respect’

‘They are deeply embedded with their clients and are highly engaged in industry. They are also extremely well prepared and responsive to client needs’

‘I would like to highlight the excellence of several individuals, most notably Kaoru Hattori. Her team, with whom we worked most closely, included Satoshi Hosokawa, Tsuyoshi Isshiki, Junya Takeuchi, and Yoshitoshi Imoto’


Key clients

Infineon Technologies AG

ZOZO, Inc.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

FUJIFILM Corporation

Allergan Plc

Softbank KK

UBS Securities Japan Co., Ltd.

Panasonic Corporation

Isuzu Motors Ltd.

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc.

Banking and finance: Independent local firms Tier 1

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu handles a range of loans and credit-related transactions, with particular experience in syndicated loans, non-recourse loans and derivatives. The firm has expertise in aircraft, ship and foreign trades financing, as well as being active in securitisation projects and the real estate finance sector. Fumihide Sugimoto leads the team and focuses on capital markets, banking and finance. The practice also includes Jiro Mikami, who is known for acquisition finance market expertise; Mami Ikebukuro, who has broad experience in real estate and J-REIT related financing; Hironori Matsuo, who advises on acquisition finance and foreign trade finance; and associate Hiromi Hattori, who has expertise in the field of M&A and banking transactions.

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Key clients

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (including MUFG Bank, Ltd., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation and Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.)

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (including Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. and Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.)

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (including Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.)

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc. (including Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited)

Shinsei Bank, Limited

Goldman Sachs

Morgan Stanley

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.

Daiwa Securities

JP Morgan

Development Bank of Japan

Capital markets: Independent local firms Tier 1

The broad practice of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu is 'experienced  and highly qualified' in global offerings by Japanese issuers of equity and debt securities, as well as global and domestic IPOs. In addition to a skilled securitisation team, the firm provides expertise in Japanese offerings by foreign issuers and J-REIT transactions. Fumihide Sugimoto leads the department and specialises in debt, equity and other securities advice. Other key names in the team include Miyuki Ishiguro, who handles general corporate, M&A, capital markets and J-REIT matters; and Motohiro Yanagawa, who focuses on financing transactions and corporate law.  

Practice head(s):


‘Their work is not only reliable but also speedy’

‘Motohiro Yanagawa is an experienced partner. His suggestions and opinions were beyond our expectations’

Key clients

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (including MUFG Bank, Ltd. (formerly known as The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.), Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation and Mitsubishi UFJ Moran Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.)

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (including Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd., Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. and Mizuho Securities USA LLC.)

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (including Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.)

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc. (including Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited)

Shinsei Bank, Limited

Goldman Sachs

Morgan Stanley

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.

JP Morgan

Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.

Development Bank of Japan

Corporate and M&A: Independent local firms Tier 1

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu advises listed companies in Japan in cross-border transactions across the technology, financial institutions, telecommunications, energy, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and real estate sectors. Transactions expert Yuko Tamai co-leads the team with Hiroshi Mitoma, who advises foreign and domestic clients on complex transactions. Also active in the area are Tomohiko Iwasaki, who handles a range of cross-border and domestic M&A; and Shuichi Nishimura, who focuses on M&A, general corporate and private equity and venture capital.

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Key clients

SoftBank Corp.

Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.

Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

Toyota Motor Corporation

ZOZO, Inc.

Bain Capital

Panasonic Corporation

FUJIFILM Corporation

Mitsubishi Corporation

Kirin Holdings Company, Limited

Kyocera Corporation

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)

Suzuki Motor Corporation

ITOCHU Corporation


Komatsu Ltd.

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

General Electric Company

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha

The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Japan

Dispute resolution: Independent local firms Tier 1

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu represents domestic and foreign clients in litigation before Japanese courts, as well as arbitration and mediation proceedings. The firm’s contentious expertise includes issues related to commercial transaction, IP, antitrust, employment, tax, product liability and construction. Koki Yanagisawa leads the practice and focuses on disputes related to commercial, antitrust and employment law. Notable in the area are arbitration specialist Yoshimi Ohara; Hisaya Kimura, who specialises in cross-border and domestic disputes; and Norimitsu Arai, whose experience covers corporate law lawsuits, securities lawsuits, employment law proceedings and tort lawsuits.

Practice head(s):


‘Yoshimi Ohara’s team has well-experienced lawyers whose works are fast and sophisticated’

‘Yoshimi Ohara is one of the best dispute resolution lawyers, especially for international investment arbitrations, in Japan’

Key clients

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Central Japan Railway Company

Tokyo Electric Power Company

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Kajima Corporation

SECOM Co., Ltd.

Resona Bank, Limited

IBM Corporation

Labour and employment: Independent local firms Tier 1

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu specialises in advising international business entities and their Japanese affiliates in employment matters. The firm’s work ranges from employee contracts, regulatory compliance and contracts for executives, to redundancy procedures, collective bargaining and labour union issues. The firm is also strong in litigation and data protection matters in the area. Hisaya Kimura leads the team that includes Norimitsu Arai, who covers the spectrum of labour and employment work, including union-related matters, litigation and transactional employment advice. Also notable are Satoshi Hosokawa, who is active in disputes and employment related restructuring; and Eriko Ogata, who has particular expertise in investigations conducted by labour authorities.

Private wealth: Independent local firms Tier 1

The full-service Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu brings particular strengths in banking, finance and tax to its wealth management and private wealth practice. Key names in the area are Masato Tanaka, who has experience as a judge and advises private clients from a legal, strategic and business perspective; trusts and inheritance expert Masayuki Fukuda; Shigeki Minami, who focuses on M&A and tax matters in the area; tax specialist Yushi Hegawa; and Singapore-based Yoshikazu Hasegawa, who counsels high net worth individuals in Japan and Singapore and their private companies for asset successions, cross-border M&As and real estate investment.

Projects and energy: Independent local firms Tier 1

The infrastructure, energy and project finance experts of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu act for utility companies, trading companies and investors, as well as financial institutions, on domestic and cross border matters. The firm handles financing and transactional matters, as well as advising on developments in the area. Shunpei Tanaka co-leads the team with project finance expert Jiro Mikami. Other key names include Takao Higuchi, who has expertise in the areas of energy, infrastructure and project finance, as well as corporate finance; Kei Okubo, who specialises in the energy sector; and Kiyoshi Honda, who focuses on infrastructure projects and natural resource projects, particularly renewable energy.

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Key clients

Development Bank of Japan Inc.

Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.

The Tokyo Electric Generation Company, Incorporated.

TEPCO Power Grid, Incorporated

JERA Co., Inc.

Tokyo Electric Power Company Group

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited.

Japan International Cooperation Agency

Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Inc.

ABLE Co., Ltd.

Real estate and construction: Independent local firms Tier 1

Specialising in J-REIT work, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu brings expertise in finance, corporate, regulatory and tax law to its real estate practice. The firm is also frequently involved in legislative drafting, as well as having a close relationship with the Association for Real Estate Securitization and being a member of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association. Real estate transaction specialist Shunpei Tanaka leads the team that includes Mami Ikebukuro, who focuses on real estate finance and funds; Hiroto Inoue, who is known for real estate funds, financing and securitization, as well as J-REIT formation; Shinichiro Horaguchi, who advises on domestic real estate transactions; Kenji Utsumi, who represents a number of listed J-REITs and private REITs; Junji Yamanaka, who has expertise in J-REIT and regulatory matters; and Makoto Saito, who specialises in hotels and healthcare properties.

Practice head(s):


‘They have strong team work as a firm, and we are comfortable with working with lawyers we have not worked before’

‘All services received have been with high and competitive quality, and the speed is also good’

‘Kenji Utsumi, Masatsura Kadota and Naoki Mochizuki consistently provided excellent services’

Key clients

Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Tokyu Land Corporation

Nomura Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Hulic Co., Ltd.


AEON Co., Ltd.

NTT Urban Development



ESR Cayman Limited

Restructuring and insolvency: Independent local firms Tier 1

Experienced in the global and complex restructuring field, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu advises on in-court and out-of-court workouts of domestic companies as well as global clients. The firm has expertise acting as debtor counsel and handling a range of financial restructuring matters. Practice head Nobuaki Kobayashi focuses on high-profile insolvency and restructuring proceedings, including large-scale corporate reorganisations. Also active in the area are Yosuke Kanegae, who is involved in listed companies’ in-court and out-of-court restructuring cases; Tomohiro Okawa, who specialises in cross border restructuring cases; and counsel Takashi Suzuki, who handles corporate reorganisations and restructurings.

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Key clients

Sanden Holdings

Pioneer Corporation


Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd.

Mitsubishi Corporation

Toshiba Corporation

Bain Capital

Micron Technology

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Risk management and investigations: Independent local firms Tier 1

The compliance and crisis management team of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu provides expertise in high profile corporate regulatory and compliance cases related to the Japanese market and Japanese corporations. The firm has particular strength in cross-border and multijurisdictional matters. The team is co-led by Takayoshi Tao, who specialises in white-collar defense, third party investigations and media strategy; and Akihisa Shiozaki, who focuses on corporate governance and crisis management. Also notable are Daisuke Fukamizu, who has experience handling internal investigations and related government actions involving alleged accounting fraud, cartel agreement, FCPA violation and insider trading; and associate Tomohiro Hen, who represented clients in domestic and cross-border investigations, white-collar crime and complex internal investigations.

Other key lawyers:


‘The firm is nimble and creative in addressing complex multijurisdictional challenges and takes a deep interest in adding value in US proceedings’

‘Daisuke Fukamizu is a first-rate partner who has deep substantive interest in US law and offers genuine strategic insight. He is investing substantially in his growth as an expert in multijurisdictional investigations’

‘The team mostly consists of young lawyers with abundant experiences’

‘They are energetic and fully devote themselves to overcome the crises as soon as possible’

Key clients

Takata Corporation

Novartis Pharma



Kubota Corporation

Kobe Steel, Ltd.

Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

Tax: Independent local firms Tier 1

The ‘excellent firmNagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu provides ‘top-notched knowledge in tax laws and regulations’, as well as ‘substantial tax litigation experience'. The practice acts for local and international clients in a range of contentious and non-contentious tax issues. Atsushi Fujieda leads the team and handles tax litigation and appeals cases, including transfer pricing disputes. Also notable are Yushi Hegawa, who advises on the tax law aspects of corporate and commercial transactions, as well as representing taxpayers in tax audits and litigation; and Koichiro Yoshimura, who focuses on taxation as well as corporate and M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):


‘Koichiro Yoshimura has very high tax technical skill and understanding. He is very smart so that he understands the transaction easily, and communicates well with our offshore stakeholders. He is insightful in analysing the transaction and the tax law and provides convincing arguments’

‘NO&T is beyond other firms in terms of understanding of laws to protect a company from potential tax legal risks’

‘Yushi Hegawa is an extraordinary leading tax lawyer in Japan. His advice is always concise, well-organised and gets to the point’

‘We highly rate this firm’

‘Yushi Hegawa is a very excellent tax attorney in both domestic and international tax fields. He is also a very good coordinator to assist us in solving any foreign tax problems by involving a pertinent tax attorney in the relevant countries and acquiring appropriate legal advice from them’

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu always provides excellent tax advice service to our company’

‘NO&T tax partners effectively communicate with other teams in their firm and understand our issues’

‘They analyse the issues and provide comprehensive advice’

‘They understand our business and requirements, and they provide valuable advice to solve the complicated issues in a timely matter. They are accountable and trustworthy’


Key clients

Johnson Controls


UBS Securities

Mitsubishi Corporation

Veoneer Inc.

Shire plc

Fintech - Independent local firms Tier 2

The ‘very friendly, flexible and responsibleNagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu advises major banks and financial institutions on reforms in mobile payment, biometric authentication, blockchain technology, AI, robotics process automation and other fintech related matters. The firm also assists with joint ventures with, and acquisition of, start-up companies in the fintech space. Soichiro Fujiwara co-leads the team with Taku Umezawa, who has experience in financial regulations, compliance, fintech, data protection and M&A matters. Another key name for the firm is Keiji Tonomura, who focuses on M&A, IP and IT related transactions and advice.

Other key lawyers:


‘Keiji Tonomura was flexible and coordinated with other experts in the firm when requests were beyond his expertise area’

Key clients

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

Toyota Financial Services Corporation

Intellectual property: Independent local firms Tier 2

Active in patent disputes and IP litigation, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu also advises on IP transactional matters involving due diligence, licensing and R&D agreements. In addition, the firm provides public sector IP experience. Key names in the team are Shunji Matsuda, who specialises in IP litigation; Kenji Tosaki, who has particular expertise in IP and litigation matters related to the pharmaceuticals sector; and Keiji Tonomura, who is known for representing international and Japanese clients on intellectual property and information technology related transactions.

Key clients

Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Nichia Corporation


Isuzu Motors Limited

Investment funds: Independent local firms Tier 2

Known for expertise in real estate funds, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu handles a range of private equity fund and alternative investment fund formation matters. The firm assists domestic and global asset management companies in the structuring and formation of investment funds, as well as providing particular strength in advising offshore fund sponsors in the formation of investment funds suitable for Japanese investors. Hidetaka Mihara leads the team that includes Keiko Shimizu, whose forte is structuring and advising on cross-border fund projects; Kensuke Suzuki, who has experience in fund formation and regulatory matters; and Hiroyuki Ishizuka, who handles infrastructure funds and advises offshore clients in their dealings with Japanese investors.

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‘The firm explains to the customer a prudent and appropriate interpretation, and gives rational and convincing advices to customers, based on an understanding of both the basic idea of the law and recent trends’

‘The legal advice of the firm is always accompanied by a deep understanding of the customer’s industry and the business practices of the customer’

‘The firm is the most reliable, both in documentation and advice’

‘Keiko Shimizu is an excellent lawyer. The rotation of the brain and the depth of advice are wonderful’


TMT: Independent local firms Tier 2

With expertise in corporate, M&A, finance and dispute resolution services, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu advises TMT clients on a range of matters. The practice has particular experience in technology-related transactions, as well as issues arising from the development and management of content and content-related rights, including copyrights and publicity. Another area of strength for the firm is advanced and innovative technologies, notably AI, IoT, fintech and cybersecurity issues. Soichiro Fujiwara leads the team and assists international and domestic clients in the software, web service, online games, telecoms and high-tech areas. Another key name is Keiji Tonomura, who focuses on M&A, IP and IT related transactions and advice.

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Other key lawyers:


‘NO&T supported the business in Japan where they helped overcome challenges unprecedented in the projects, with knowledge of local laws and regulations’

‘Soichiro Fujiwara is an exceptional lawyer, always providing the best product striking the best balance of risks and opportunities’

Key clients


Broadridge Financial Solutions

Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.

Komatsu, Ltd.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

NTT Corporation

Toyota Motor Corporation

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 500+ lawyers of the firm, including about 40 experienced attorneys from various jurisdictions outside Japan, 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, 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).

Department Name Email Telephone
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Shinichi Araki  photo Mr Shinichi Araki Partner; Main area of work is capital markets, including debt, equity and…
Mr Kei Asatsuma  photo Mr Kei Asatsuma Partner. His practice focuses on complex business transactions, including M&A, divestitures, spin-offs,…
Mr Hiroshi Fujiwara  photo Mr Hiroshi Fujiwara Partner
Mr Daisuke Fukamizu  photo Mr Daisuke Fukamizu Partner
Mr Masayuki Fukuda  photo Mr Masayuki Fukuda Securitization/Structured Finance/Trust; Banking; Asset Management/Fund; Real Estate Transactions; Real Estate Investment/Real Estate…
 Kosuke Hamaguchi  photo Kosuke Hamaguchi General Corporate, Corporate Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Risk and Crisis Management/Compliance,…
Ms Kaoru Hattori photo Ms Kaoru Hattori Antitrust/Competition Law Advice, Antitrust Litigation/Investigation, Merger Control, Unreasonable Premiums and Misleading Representation…
Mr Yushi Hegawa  photo Mr Yushi Hegawa Partner, specializing in taxation; tax advice and planning; tax controversy and litigation.
Mr Takao Higuchi  photo Mr Takao Higuchi Main area of practice is banking, energy, infrastructure and other projects (including…
Mr Rintaro Hirano  photo Mr Rintaro Hirano Partner
Mr Shinsuke Hiratsu  photo Mr Shinsuke Hiratsu Partner
Mr Shinichiro Horaguchi  photo Mr Shinichiro Horaguchi Partner
Ms Mami Ikebukuro  photo Ms Mami Ikebukuro Partner
Mr Yoshitoshi Imoto  photo Mr Yoshitoshi Imoto Partner. His main area of practice is antitrust/competition law and he advises…
Mr Hiroto Inoue  photo Mr Hiroto Inoue PartnerPractice focuses on real estate-related matters including real estate funds, real estate…
Mr Hiroki Inoue  photo Mr Hiroki Inoue M&A, including public tender offers, LBO/MBO, joint ventures, general corporate work, and…
Mr Satoshi Inoue  photo Mr Satoshi Inoue Banking; Securitization/Structured Finance/Trust; Financial Regulations/Fund Management; Restructuring/Insolvency
Ms Miyuki Ishiguro  photo Ms Miyuki Ishiguro Partner specialised in capital market transactions. Main area of work is domestic…
Mr Hiroyuki Ishizuka  photo Mr Hiroyuki Ishizuka Main area of practice are financing/capital market transactions and corporate law, including…
Mr Tomohiko Iwasaki  photo Mr Tomohiko Iwasaki Partner
Mr Masatsura Kadota  photo Mr Masatsura Kadota Partner; Main area of work is capital markets and corporate law, including…
Mr Yosuke Kanegae  photo Mr Yosuke Kanegae Yosuke Kanegae has been involved principally in the area of Restructuring/Insolvency, Mergers…
Mr Terukazu Katsuyama  photo Mr Terukazu Katsuyama Partner
Mr Hisaya Kimura  photo Mr Hisaya Kimura Risk and Crisis Management/Compliance, Restructuring/Insolvency, Environmental Disputes, Employment Law Advice, Employment Disputes,…
Mr Nobuaki Kobayashi  photo Mr Nobuaki Kobayashi Mr. Kobayashi has a wealth of practical experience handling high-profile insolvency and…
Mr Yoshinobu Koyama  photo Mr Yoshinobu Koyama   Real Estate Investment/Real Estate Securitization, Real Estate Transactions, J-REITs, Pharmaceutical and…
Dr Axel Kuhlmann  photo Dr Axel Kuhlmann Foreign Law Partner Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi
Mr Yoshihiko Matake  photo Mr Yoshihiko Matake Partner. His main area of practice is corporate crisis management, international dispute…
Mr Shunji Matsuda  photo Mr Shunji Matsuda IP Transactions, Media, Entertainment and Sport, IP Disputes, IT and Telecommunications, General…
Mr Shinichi Matsui  photo Mr Shinichi Matsui General Corporate; Corporate Governance; Banking; Project Finance; Insurance; Risk and Crisis Management/Compliance;…
Mr Masahiro Matsuoka  photo Mr Masahiro Matsuoka
Mr Hidetaka Mihara photo Mr Hidetaka Mihara Capital markets transactions of Listed Companies and J-REITs, including IPOs, follow-on offerings…
Mr Jiro Mikami  photo Mr Jiro Mikami Banking; acquisition finance, asset-based finance; project finance, structured finance; real estate; corporate,…
Mr Shigeki Minami  photo Mr Shigeki Minami Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A); Tax Practice; Tax Advice and Planning; Tax Controversy
Mr Hiroshi Mitoma  photo Mr Hiroshi Mitoma His practice focuses on M&A and corporate transactions, including rehabilitation of financially…
Mr Yuichi Miyashita  photo Mr Yuichi Miyashita Partner. Capital Markets including IPOs, equity and debt primary/secondary follow-on offerings, third-party…
Mr Takashi Miyazaki  photo Mr Takashi Miyazaki Partner practicing Corporate, M&A and Banking.
Mr Oki Mori  photo Mr Oki Mori Dispute Resolution (Consumer Litigation, Civil and Commercial Disputes, Employment Disputes, Tax Disputes,…
Mr Satoshi Moriguchi  photo Mr Satoshi Moriguchi Asia, China, North America and Latin America, General Corporate, Corporate Governance, Mergers…
Mr Tohru Nakajima  photo Mr Tohru Nakajima General Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Private Equity/Venture Capital, IP Transactions, Pharmaceutical and…
Mr Shuichi Nishimura  photo Mr Shuichi Nishimura Corporate/M&A
Ms Yoshimi Ohara  photo Ms Yoshimi Ohara Partner
Mr Ryo Okubo  photo Mr Ryo Okubo Private Equity, M&A, Acquisition Finance, Corporate, TMT, Space
Mr Keitaro Oshimo  photo Mr Keitaro Oshimo Financial Service Regulations; (Re)Insurance Transactions
Mr Ichiro Oya  photo Mr Ichiro Oya Partner, specializing in capital markets; securitization/structured finance/trust; real estate investment/real estate securitization
Mr Makoto Saito  photo Mr Makoto Saito Corporate/M&A; General Corporate; Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A); Private Equity/Venture Capital; Securitization/Structured Finance/Trust;…
Mr Tsuyoshi Shimizu  photo Mr Tsuyoshi Shimizu General Corporate; Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A); Corporate Governance; Internal Control/Compliance; Risk and Crisis…
Ms Keiko Shimizu  photo Ms Keiko Shimizu Partner practicing Financial Regulations and Fund Management, including provide advice on regulations…
Mr Akihisa Shiozaki  photo Mr Akihisa Shiozaki Partner
Mr Yoshikazu Sugino  photo Mr Yoshikazu Sugino General Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Private Equity/Venture Capital, Securitization/Structured Finance/Trust, Employment…
Mr Kensuke Suzuki  photo Mr Kensuke Suzuki Pharmaceutical, Medical and Health Care; Financial Regulations; Asset Management/Fund Business; Corporate/M&A
Ms Akemi Suzuki  photo Ms Akemi Suzuki Partner
Mr Hiroshi Tago  photo Mr Hiroshi Tago General Corporate, Corporate Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Risk and Crisis Management/Compliance,…
Mr Shunpei Tanaka  photo Mr Shunpei Tanaka Real Estate and J-REITs; Infrastructure; General Corporate (including corporate governance, compliance); Mergers…
Mr Masato Tanaka  photo Mr Masato Tanaka Dispute Resolution; IP Litigation; IP, IT and Entertainment
Mr Keiji Tonomura  photo Mr Keiji Tonomura Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A); IP Transactions; IT and Telecommunications; Media, Game, Entertainment…
Mr Kenji Tosaki photo Mr Kenji Tosaki Dispute Resolution; IP, IT and Entertainment; IP Transactions; IP Litigation; General Corporate
Mr Kazuo Tsuiki  photo Mr Kazuo Tsuiki M&A, corporate governance, overseas support services, environmental law and general corporate.
Mr Taku Umezawa  photo Mr Taku Umezawa Financial Regulations (Banking Act, Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, Insurance Business Act)
Mr Kenji Utsumi  photo Mr Kenji Utsumi Partner of Real Estate and J-REITs, Pharmaceutical and Health Care
Ms Eriko Watanabe  photo Ms Eriko Watanabe
Mr Motohiro Yanagawa  photo Mr Motohiro Yanagawa Specializing in Securitization, Structured Finance, Corporate Finance and Trust practice, as well…
Mr Koki Yanagisawa  photo Mr Koki Yanagisawa Dispute Resolution; Employment and Labor Practice; Antitrust Practice; General Corporate; Risk and…
Number of lawyers : 542 (as of January 1, 2021)
Contacts : Motohiro Yanagawa (Tokyo Bar Association)
Contacts : Yushi Hegawa (Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
Contacts : Shinichi Araki (Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
Contacts : Yutaka Kuroda (Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association)

In addition to our commitment to providing the highest quality legal services to our clients, at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu we also consider the performance of public service (pro bono) activities by our lawyers to be an extremely important part of our greater social responsibility to protect basic human rights and to realize social justice.

We are, therefore, actively involved in public service activities in a number of ways. For instance, our lawyers actively engage in the training of the younger generation of legal professionals by teaching as adjunct law school professors at Japanese universities, law schools or other similar institutions, and are also dispatched to Japan’s ministries and governmental organizations to support their legislative and/or administrative activities. Our lawyers also serve as public defenders appointed by the court in designated court cases, or assigned by the bar association to counsel suspects prior to their being formally charged. We assist in providing legal consultation services and participate in other committee activities provided by the bar association or other similar organizations.

NO&T’s other pro bono activities have included the following:

      • Involvement in the Asia Pacific Initiative investigation into the government’s response to COVID-19;
      • Examination and review of the LGBT-related policies of local governments;
      • Various activities for LLAN (Lawyers for LGBT and Allies Network).;
      • Legal representation in same-sex marriage lawsuit and other assistance in such lawsuits;
      • Supervision of the publication of “Kodomo Roppou” (the Statute Book for Children);
      • Assistance in relation to Applications for Recognition of  IRefugee Status (referrals from the Japan Association for Refugees);
      • Contract-related support for an NGO focused on climate change initiatives;
      • Activities related to a pro bono network of business lawyers in Japan; and
      • Human Rights Network activities.




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