Japan’s Largest International Law Firm:
Nishimura & Asahi is Japan’s largest law firm, covering all aspects of domestic and international business and corporate activity. The firm has over 500 Japanese and foreign lawyers – employing over 700 support staff, including tax accountants, patent attorneys, senior Japanese and foreign business support professionals, and paralegals.
The Highest Global Standards:
Many attorneys and staff at the firm speak other foreign languages and have advanced international law degrees and bar admissions – with experience working at top global law firms. Nishimura & Asahi has also established strong professional relationships with the most eminent law firms worldwide, enabling the firm to focus on international corporate and financial transactions, advising both Japanese and foreign clients at the highest international standards.
Cutting-Edge Business Issues:
Nishimura & Asahi has long-standing relationships with prominent corporations in the manufacturing, distribution and retail industries, and is increasingly involved in advising and assisting clients in the communications, information technology, e-commerce and service industries. In advising clients in emerging industries, Nishimura & Asahi is adept at finding novel legal solutions for the problems faced by these cutting edge businesses.
Commitment to Excellence:
Through the enhancement of professional and organisational synergies – a result of 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.
Main Areas of Practice:
M&A, Corporate, Finance, Real Estate, Restructuring & In- solvency, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Corporate Crisis Management, Competition Law/Antitrust Law, Tax, Employment/Labour, Consumer Law, International Trade, Wealth Management, Public Interest Activities, Natural Resources & Energy, IT/Media/Entertainment, Life Sciences/Healthcare, Technology.
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The key facts about biosimilars and biologics in Japan. Prepared in association with Nishimura & Asahi, a leading law firm in Japan, this is an extract from The Pharma Legal Handbook: Japan, available to purchase here for GBP 75. 1. Are biosimilar medicines considered the same as generic medicines in your country? A biosimilar medicine is differentiated from a generic medicine in the point that final biosimilar products possibly differ from the original product, depending on the manufacturing process. This…
The key facts about localization in Japan. Prepared in association with Nishimura & Asahi, a leading law firm in Japan, this is an extract from The Pharma Legal Handbook: Japan, available to purchase here for GBP 75. 1. Are there any rules or regulations requiring and/or encouraging localization in your country? What is the legal framework defining these localization rules and policies? No, there are no rules or regulations requiring and/or encouraging localization in Japan. This means that the decision…
The ins and outs of orphan drugs & rare diseases in Japan. Prepared in association with Nishimura & Asahi, a leading law firm in Japan, this is an extract from The Pharma Legal Handbook: Japan, available to purchase here for USD 99. 1. What is the definition of Rare Diseases in your country? In Japan, there is no fixed definition for Rare Diseases, although the concept is included in the definition of Orphan Drugs (refer to Q2). It should be noted…