Nishimura & Asahi


Otemon Tower, 1-1-2 Otemachi
Tokyo 100-8124

+81 3 6250 6200

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Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish, French, Portuguese, Indonesian, German, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Filipino, Malay, Taiwanese, Burmese, Catalan, Cebuano, Gaelic, Swedish

Nishimura & Asahi is Japan's largest law firm, covering tax matters in all aspects of domestic and international business and corporate activity. We have over 600 Japanese and foreign lawyers and employ more than 700 support staff, including tax accountants, senior Japanese and foreign business support professionals, and paralegals.

Many of our 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 deal with tax matters involving various international corporate and financial transactions, and to advise both foreign and Japanese clients at the highest international standards.

We are particularly renowned for our expertise in dealing with various types of tax controversies, exemplified by our unparalleled track record of victories before the Japanese courts. Furthermore, we develop and implement creative tax solutions and strategies for M&A transactions, group restructuring, financing arrangements, the development of financial products, and other complex transactions.

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 tax and commercial law.

We understand our clients' growing needs and our fully integrated team of lawyers and professional staff are proud to share the same fundamental philosophy: an uncompromising commitment to excellence.

  • Nagoya
  • Osaka
  • Fukuoka
  • Bangkok
  • Beijing
  • Shanghai
  • Dubai
  • Hanoi
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Jakarta*
  • New York
  • Singapore
  • Taipei
  • Yangon
  • Hong Kong**

* Associate office
** Affiliate office