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Welcome to the ALB Japan Law Awards 2020! 

 
ALB'S FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL AWARDS CEREMONY
Date:   24 September 2020, Thursday
  
Asian Legal Business (ALB) is proud to present the 16th Annual ALB Japan Law Awards 2020! These prestigious awards will pay tribute to the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house teams in Japan and around the region.
 
As health and safety of our participants are our priority, after careful consideration, the awards will be hosted virtually this year on 24 September 2020.
 
ALB has been closely monitoring Japan's health environment and protocols in relation to COVID-19 and we understand the need to respond with increasing care and responsibility, both towards the Japan legal community as well as the guests from other cities who are planning to travel for the event. With social distancing being widely implemented to abate the spread of COVID-19, hosting events online would definitely eliminate the anxiety brought by physical contact at the venue.
 
Continuous connection is especially important in these uncertain times, and we are determined to keep ALB’s commitment in delivering the finest event experience to the legal community.
 
Let us celebrate together ALB’s first-ever virtual awards ceremony in Japan at the comfort of our homes with our favorite food and drinks! 
 
FINALISTS NOW REVEALED! CHECK THE SHORTLIST AT THE "FINALISTS" TAB.
 
Contact Harmony Tam at harmony.tam@thomsonreuters.com or +852 2841 5783 to receive the most up-to-date event information.
 
Looking to meet potential clients and get extra publicity across the region? Contact 
Amantha at amantha.chia@tr.com or +65 6973 8258.

 

CATEGORIES

DEAL CATEGORIES

1. Debt Market Deal of the Year
2. Equity Market Deal of the Year 
3. M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize) 
4. M&A Deal of the Year (Premium) 
5. Project Finance Deal of the Year
6. Real Estate Deal of the Year 
7. Technology, Media and Telecommunications Deal of the Year 

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

1. Dealmaker of the Year 
2. Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year 
3. Foreign Lawyer of the Year 
4. In-House Lawyer of the Year 
5. Managing Partner of the Year 
6. Woman Lawyer of the Year
7. Young Lawyer of the Year

IN-HOUSE TEAM CATEGORIES

1. Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year 
2. Compliance and Risk Management In-House Team of the Year (NEW!)
3. Innovative In-House Team of the Year 
4. Manufacturing and Trade In-House Team of the Year 
5. Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year 
6. Transportation and Logistics In-House Team of the Year (NEW!)
7. Japan In-House Team of the Year

FIRM CATEGORIES

1. Antitrust and Competition Law Firm of the Year
2. Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year 
3. Boutique Law Firm of the Year 
4. Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
5. Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year 
6. International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year 
7. International Deal Firm of the Year 
8. International Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year 
9. Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year 
10. Japan Deal Firm of the Year 
11. Japan Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year 
12. Japan Practice Foreign Law Firm of the Year 
13. Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year 
14. Litigation Law Firm of the Year 
15. Maritime Law Firm of the Year 
16. Overseas Practice Law Firm of the Year -
17. Real Estate Law Firm of the Year 
18. Regulatory and Compliance Law Firm of the Year 
19. Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year 
20. Rising Law Firm of the Year (NEW!)
21. Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year 
22. Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year (NEW!)
23. Japan Law Firm of the Year

 

                           SUBMISSION MATERIALS:                          

Research Methodology Summary

 Submission Forms 

Individual Categories | In-House Categories | Deal Categories 

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Firm Category - Japan Deal Firm of the Year or International Deal Firm of the Year

Firm Categories - All Other Firm Categories

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                            IMPORTANT DATES :                          
Opening of submissions | 14 Feb 2020
Deadline of submissions  | 27 Apr 2020
Online announcement of finalists | 10 July 2020
Awards ceremony | 24 Sep 2020

 

                SUBMISSION INQUIRIES                       

Harmony Tam
Events Researcher 
Phone: +852 2841 5783
Email: harmony.tam@thomsonreuters.com
 

 

JUDGING PANEL

Junko
Junko Mukoyama

Senior Corporate Counsel, Avaya Japan Ltd.

Junko Mukoyama is a board member and senior corporate counsel at Avaya Japan Ltd. and is in charge of the legal department at the company. Before joining Avaya in 2004, she worked at an international law and patent firm as a trademark attorney and at an IT company. She received a masters of law degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and completed a doctorate course in bankruptcy at Waseda University. She has published over a dozen articles in the fields of bankruptcy and intellectual property. She is registered as an attorney in New York State and as a patent attorney in Japan. She is a member of ABI, AIPPI, INTA and JTA. 


Yoshio Sano
Director & Regional General Counsel, Far East
Chubb Insurance Japan

Yoshio Sano joined Chubb Insurance Japan as Executive Director and General Counsel, Far East in June 2017 and was promoted a director in March 2018. He manages 6 departments, Legal, Compliance, Solicitation Compliance, Solicitation materials Control, Product Filing and Government Affairs.

Before joining Chubb, he belonged to BNP Paribas Cardif Japan as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer from 2015. Also, he worked for Tokyo office of Aetos Japan, an American asset management company from 2009 to 2015 and for an investment management subsidiary of Namura Holdings from 2005 to 2008 as General Counsel.

He started his business carrier at Nippon Life Insurance in 1985 and experienced in Claims, NLI Research Institute, HR, Legal and Real Estate until 2005. The final job title was General Counsel for Real Estate

He obtained LL.B at University of Tokyo in 1985 and LL.M at Harvard Law School in MA 1995.

He is an attorney at law admitted in New York, USA.


Arshad Karim
Senior Legal Counsel, Japan & Korea
Twitter Japan K.K.

Arshad Karim is Senior Legal Counsel at Twitter since January 2019, responsible for all legal matters in Japan and Korea, including but not limited to drafting and negotiating various commercial agreements, managing litigation, and advising on privacy, law enforcement, and employment matters.

Prior to Twitter, he served as Senior Vice President & Legal Counsel for Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd where Arshad was involved in projects such as acquisitions of asset management companies in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia, establishment of joint ventures in China and India, and the listing process with the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Prior to that, he was Legal Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer for IMS Japan, an American pharmaceutical data firm where he led the Company’s efforts to comply with the Personal Information Protection Law of Japan. His previous positions also include tenure at Hayabusa Kokusai Law Offices and Deloitte & Touche in New York. He received a B.A. with Distinction in Biological Sciences from Cornell University and a J.D. from Loyola Law School. 

Tomoaki
Tomoaki Kuragano
Senior Legal Counsel, Alcon

Tomoaki Kuragano, is the Senior Legal Counsel, Japan for Alcon, a global medical company specializing in eye care products. His main areas are medical devices and other healthcare laws and regulations. He has a serial column regarding medical device laws on Yakuji-Nippo, a pharma newspaper.

Prior to joining Alcon, he was as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP at their Tokyo and Palo Alto offices, and focused on corporate finance transactions and other corporate transactions including M&As. He started his career as a lawyer at a leading domestic law firm, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune.

Mr. Kuragano is a graduate of the University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2006), the University of Tokyo School of Law (J.D. cum laude, 2008), and Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (LL.M. with Honors, 2015). He was admitted to the Japanese Bar (2009) and the New York Bar (2017).


Steven Howard
Senior Legal Counsel, Japan & Pan-Asia
Fiskars Group

Steven Howard is Senior Legal Counsel for the Fiskars Group, a Finnish consumer products company which includes such iconic brands as Wedgwood, Waterford and Royal Copenhagen.  He handles all legal matters across the Asia-Pacific region.  Prior to joining Fiskars this year Steven was a senior counsel with Sony in Tokyo and Singapore for eight years, including two years as Global Privacy Officer for Sony's mobile business group.  Originally from the US, Steven has practiced law in Asia for over 20 years, both in-house and in private practice.

Hiroyuki
Hiroyuki Yasuda
Director, Legal, HJ Holdings, Inc.

Hiroyuki Yasuda is Director of the Legal Department of HJ Holdings, Inc. which operates Hulu in Japan.  He is responsible for all legal matters relating to video-on-demand service operation, content acquisition and distribution, production finance and investment, live-event streaming, partner alliance, consumer protection, privacy and marketing.

He was previously in private practice with prominent law firms in New York City for ten years providing legal advice on intellectual property, FCPA, antitrust, labor and employment issues.

He is admitted to the bars of the State of New York, the District of Columbia, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Mika Yano
Director, Head of Legal, Asia and the U.S.
Colt Technology Services Co., Ltd.

Mika Yano is Director, Head of Legal, Asia and the U.S. at Colt Technology Services, Co., Ltd.  She has held several in-house positions in Japan and the U.S., and was also in private practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.  Mika is admitted to practice law in New York, and is a graduate of Keio University and Georgetown University Law Center.

Scott Warren
Scott Warren
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Secretary, Executive Board, The Society for The Policing of Cyberspace

Scott Warren is a partner in our Tokyo office, specializing in cybersecurity, data privacy and digital data disclosures in Asia and the Middle East. He also has significant experience in compliance, intellectual property (IP), litigation, dispute resolution, and government regulatory and internal investigations.

Scott started his career as a civil litigator in California. He moved to Japan in 1993, where he has lived since. He served seven years as general counsel at Sega Corporation and six years as a senior attorney at Microsoft. He serves on the executive board of The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace, a nonprofit organization.

He headed Kroll in Japan and Kroll Ontrack across Asia, and later opened Epiq Systems in Japan, providing IP protection, computer forensics and e-discovery solutions.   

Scott is a California-licensed lawyer and a licensed foreign lawyer in Japan. He is a Certified International Counter-Cyber Crime Professional and certified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

He serves at the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan as Co-Chair of the Legal Services & Intellectual Property Committee, Vice-Chair of the Digital Economy Committee and Vice-Chair of the Information, Communication and Technology Committee.


Tsutomu Miyano
Partner, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Mr. Miyano's practice covers a wide range of areas, including general corporate, commercial transactions, M&A, labor issues and international finance (including securities issuance). So, he is the real "general corporate" lawyer himself. He also handles litigations. Among his wide coverage of practice areas, he has been involved in many cases and transactions relating to the telecommunication business. He is also knowledgeable regarding restructuring of defaulted bonds, the conduct of related bondholders' meetings. He served as a regular member of the study group on Japanese legal issues for the Ministry of Finance of Japan relating the bondholders' actions for defaulted bonds. 

Masaki
Masaki Hosaka
Partner, Nishimura & Asahi

Masaki Hosaka has been the Managing Partner of Nishimura & Asahi, Japan’s largest law firm and the largest international law firm headquartered in Japan, since 2011, where he also specializes in general corporate and M&A matters. His practice has focused mainly on cross-border and domestic acquisitions, amalgamations, reorganizations and joint-venture transactions, as well as defensive measures in hostile takeover situations.

In addition, he is a visiting professor at the Business Law Center of the Institute of Business Law and Comparative Law and Politics, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics at The University of Tokyo. Since 2019 he has served as an appointed councilor to the KDDI Foundation, which works around the world to bring the benefits of information communications technology to all.

He is a graduate of the University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1987) and Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1995).


Daisuke Hayashi
Chief Legal Officer, Persol Holdings Co., Ltd.

Daisuke Hayashi is Chief Legal Officer of PERSOL HOLDINGS, a leading HR services provider based in Japan, in charge of legal, corporate governance and risk management functions for PERSOL group. He is also a board member of Global Business Law Institute, an NPO for global research and education.  He is admitted to practice law in New York, and is a graduate of Tokyo University and NYU School of Law (LLM).

 

Takeno
Yasuzo Takeno

Partner, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Yasuzo Takeno is a partner at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto. Since the early 1990s he has had extensive experience in advisory work for both domestic and foreign investment managers and investment funds businesses, including structuring, public offerings and private placements of offshore investment funds in Japan. As well as his work dealing with asset management, his practice spans corporate finance activities and financial regulation. He had been a member of the management committee of the firm for ten years snce 2007. He obtained his LL.B. from Waseda University in 1985 and his M.Litt. from Oxford University, Worcester College, in 1993. He was admitted to practise in Japan in 1987 and speaks Japanese and English.

 

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FINALISTS

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INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

 

Dealmaker of the Year
Alan G. Cannon - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Ian S. Scott - Atsumi & Sakai
John A. Tessensohn - SHUSAKU·YAMAMOTO
Keiji Hatano - Sullivan & Cromwell
Ken Lebrun - Davis Polk & Wardwell
Kohei Morita - Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Masahiko Ishida - DLA Piper Tokyo
Mikiharu Mori - Tokyo International Law Office
Shinichi Araki - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Shinichiro Kitamura - Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Tong Yu - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Yo Ota - Nishimura & Asahi
Yusuke Abe - Clifford Chance

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year
Chie Yakura - Morrison & Foerster
Chris Bailey - King & Spalding Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi Jimusho
David Gilmore - Herbert Smith Freehills
Hiroyuki Tezuka - Nishimura & Asahi
Kensaku Yamamoto - SHUSAKU·YAMAMOTO
Ryan Goldstein - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Shunji Matsuda - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Teruhisa Toyama - Atsumi & Sakai

Foreign Lawyer of the Year
Andrew Blacoe - Herbert Smith Freehills
Axel Kuhlmann - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Catherine O'Connell - Catherine O'Connell Law
Dr. Frederick Ch'en - Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo
Eric Marcks - Southgate
Eric Roose - Withers
Gautam Kene - EY Advisory & Consulting
Gavin Raftery - Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Ian S. Scott - Atsumi & Sakai
Ing-Chian Sun - Nishimura & Asahi
Keiji Hatano - Sullivan & Cromwell
Reiko Sakimura - Clifford Chance

In-House Lawyer of the Year
Akiko Kikuchi - Bayer
Gautam Kene - EY Advisory & Consulting
Naoki Kobayashi - Hitachi-Johnson Controls Air Conditioning

Ravinder Passi - Nissan Motor Co.
Sayo Kondo Takizawa - The Blackstone Group
Yuichiro Watanabe - Airbnb

Managing Partner of the Year
David Gilmore - Herbert Smith Freehills
Fumihide Sugimoto - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
George Gibson - Norton Rose Fulbright
Jon Gray - Davis Polk & Wardwell
Junzaburo Kiuchi - EY Law
Keiji Hatano - Sullivan & Cromwell
Ken Siegel - Morrison & Foerster
Kensaku Yamamoto - SHUSAKU·YAMAMOTO
Leng-Fong Lai - Clifford Chance
Masaki Hosaka - Nishimura & Asahi
Mikiharu Mori - Tokyo International Law Office
Shinsuke Yakura - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Woman Lawyer of the Year (In-House)
Akiko Kikuchi - Bayer

Angela Yuen - JERA
Anna Zhang - Hitachi-Johnson Controls Air Conditioning
Sayo Kondo Takizawa - The Blackstone Group

Woman Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm)
Asa Shinkawa - Nishimura & Asahi
Ayako Kawano - White & Case
Jacky Scanlan-Dyas - Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo
Laarni Vinas - SHUSAKU·YAMAMOTO
Louise Stoupe - Morrison & Foerster
Natsuko Sugihara - Clifford Chance
Yuko Ino - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Yuko Tamai - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Yuri Suzuki - Atsumi & Sakai

Young Lawyer of the Year (In-House)
Anna Zhang - Hitachi-Johnson Controls Air Conditioning
Gautam Kene - EY Advisory & Consulting
Yuichiro Watanabe - Airbnb

Young Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm)
Daisuke Fukamizu - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Hans Menski - Clifford Chance
Jonathan G. Stradling - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Kohei Nakajima - EY Law
Laarni Vinas - SHUSAKU·YAMAMOTO
Mari Foster - Davis Polk & Wardwell
Masataka Ogasawara - ZeLo
Paul Coggins - Norton Rose Fulbright
Shuhei Uchida - Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Tomoe Takahashi - Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo
Yasuhiro Usui - Atsumi & Sakai
Yoshiyuki Asaoka - Nishimura & Asahi
Yuka Teraguchi - Morrison & Foerster

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IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES

 

Compliance and Risk Management In-House Team of the Year
Airbnb
Bayer
IBM Japan

Innovative In-House Team of the Year
Airbnb
Bayer
Broadcom
IBM Japan
INPEX Corporation
JERA
UiPath

Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year
Airbnb
Broadcom
IBM Japan
LINE
UiPath

Japan In-House Team of the Year
Airbnb
Broadcom
FedEx
Hitachi-Johnson Controls Air Conditioning
IBM Japan
INPEX Corporation
LINE
UiPath

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FIRM CATEGORIES

 

Antitrust and Competition Law Firm of the Year
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Atsumi & Sakai
Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
TMI Associates

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Atsumi & Sakai
Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Clifford Chance
K&L Gates
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
Norton Rose Fulbright
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
TMI Associates
White & Case

Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Catherine O'Connell Law
Tokyo International Law Office
Vanguard Lawyers
ZeLo Law Firm

Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Atsumi & Sakai
Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Clifford Chance
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
Norton Rose Fulbright
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
White & Case

Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Atsumi & Sakai
Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
Vanguard Lawyers

International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
Atsumi & Sakai
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
King & Spalding Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi Jimusho
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi

International Deal Firm of the Year
Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
DLA Piper Tokyo
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Shearman & Sterling
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwell

International Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Morrison & Foerster
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Atsumi & Sakai
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Withers

Japan Deal Firm of the Year
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Atsumi & Sakai
Miura & Partners
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
Tokyo International Law Office

Japan Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
Abe, Ikubo and Katayama
Atsumi & Sakai

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nakamura & Partners
Nishimura & Asahi
SHUSAKU·YAMAMOTO
TMI Associates

Japan Practice Foreign Law Firm of the Year
Bird & Bird
Gleiss Lutz
JT&N
Lee & Li

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Atsumi & Sakai
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nishimura & Asahi
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
TMI Associates
Vanguard Lawyers

Litigation Law Firm of the Year
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Atsumi & Sakai
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Morrison & Foerster
Nishimura & Asahi
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
SHUSAKU·YAMAMOTO
TMI Associates
Vanguard Lawyers

Maritime Law Firm of the Year
Atsumi & Sakai
Nishimura & Asahi
Norton Rose Fulbright
TMI Associates

Overseas Practice Law Firm of the Year
Atsumi & Sakai
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi

Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Atsumi & Sakai
Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Clifford Chance
Greenberg Traurig
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
Withers

Regulatory and Compliance Law Firm of the Year
Atsumi & Sakai
Clifford Chance
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
SHUSAKU·YAMAMOTO
Sullivan & Cromwell

Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Atsumi & Sakai
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi

Rising Law Firm of the Year
EY Law
Miura & Partners
Southgate
Tokyo International Law Office
Withers
ZeLo

Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
Withers

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year
Atsumi & Sakai
Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Morrison & Foerster
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
SHUSAKU·YAMAMOTO
Southgate
TMI Associates

Japan Law Firm of the Year
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Atsumi & Sakai
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Morrison & Foerster
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
Tokyo International Law Office

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DEAL CATEGORIES

 

Debt Market Deal of the Year

ING Tokyo Pro-Bond Market-Listed Samurai Bonds
Law firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Clifford Chance

Japan Bank for International Cooperation Bond Offering
Law firms: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Banks: Barclays; BofA Securities; Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited; Goldman Sachs International; J.P. Morgan Securities; Morgan Stanley

Japan Post Insurance’s Bond Offering
Law firm: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Banks: Daiwa Securities; Mizuho Securities; Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s Issuance of TLAC Bonds
Law firms: Clifford Chance; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Banks: Barclays; BoA Merrill Lynch; Citigroup; J.P.Morgan; Morgan Stanley; MUFG

Oriental Land's Earthquake Risk Countermeasure-Type Term Loan
Law firm: Nishimura & Asahi

Panasonic Corporation's Senior Note Offering
Law firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

SoftBank Group’s Domestic Senior Bond Offering
Law firm: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Banks: Daiwa Securities; Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities; Mizuho Securities; Nomura Securities; SBI Securities; SMBC Nikko Securities

Takeda Pharmaceutical's Exchange Offer of Outstanding Notes
Law firm: Nishimura & Asahi

The Metropolis of Tokyo’s Bond Offering
Law firms: Clifford Chance; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Toshiba Memory’s Loans and Preferred Stock Financing
Law firms: Linklaters; Maples Group; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Ropes & Gray; Walkers; White & Case

Toyota Motor Corporation's Senior Note Offering
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Shearman & Sterling

Equity Market Deal of the Year

Freee's Global Offering
Law firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Japan Post Insurance's Secondary Global Offering
Law firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sullivan & Cromwell
Banks: Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited; J.P. Morgan Securities; Merrill Lynch International; Morgan Stanley

Kyushu Electric Power's Stock Refinance
Law Firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Banks: Mizuho Bank; MUFG Bank

Recruit Holdings' Global Offering
Law firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Iwata Godo; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Shearman & Sterling; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Sullivan & Cromwell; Yanagida & Partners
Banks: Goldman Sachs International; Merrill Lynch International; Mizuho International; Morgan Stanley; Nomura Securities; SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Limited

ROHM's Stock Repurchase and Issuance of Convertible Bonds
Law firms: Linklaters; Nishimura & Asahi
Banks: Goldman Sachs; Nomura Securities

Z Holdings' Issuance of Shares
Law firms: Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise); Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize)

Bain Capital's Acquisition of the HR Business of Works Applications
Law firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Nishimura & Asahi; Ropes & Gray

J. Front Retailing's Acquisition of PARCO
Law firms: Miura & Partners; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Sullivan & Cromwell
Banks: Morgan Stanley; Nomura Holdings

Nidec Corp's Acquisition of OMRON
Law firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Sekisui Chemical's Acquisition of AIM Aerospace
Law firms: Gibson Dunn & Crutcher; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Takeda Pharmaceutical's Strategic Divestitures to STADA
Law firms: Kirkland & Ellis; White & Case

Toshiba's Privatization of NuFlare Technology
Law firms: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nishimura & Asahi

M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)

Asahi's Acquisition of CUB
Law firm: Allen & Overy, Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Business Integration of Z Holdings and LINE
Law firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Kim & Chang; Latham & Watkins; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Morrison & Foerster; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Nakamura Tsunoda Matsumoto Law Office; Nishimura & Asahi; Shearman & Sterling; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Takai & Partners; White & Case
Banks: JPMorgan Securities Japan; Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities; Mizuho Securities

Management Integration of Hitachi and Honda
Law firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Nishimura & Asahi; Shiomizaka; Sullivan & Cromwell; TMI Associates
Bank: BoA Merrill Lynch; Goldman Sachs; Mizuho Securities; Nomura Securities

Business Integration of Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma and Roivant
Law firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Cravath Swaine & Moore; Jones Day

Business Integration of Z Holdings and ZOZO
Law firms: Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise); Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Morrison & Foerster; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Banks: Mizuho Securities

Fujifilm's Acquisition of Xerox's Stake in Fuji Xerox
Law firms: King & Spalding; Morrison & Foerster

GE's Sale of Biopharma Business to Danaher Corp
Law firm: DLA Piper; Nishimura & Asahi

GE's Sale of PK AirFinance Assets to Aurora Bidco
Law firms: Clifford Chance; K&L Gates

Idemitsu Kosan's Business Integration with Showa Shell
Law firms: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto;
Nishimura & Asahi; Shearman & Sterling; Sullivan & Cromwell

Mizuho Leasing Co and Marubeni's Acquisition of Aircastle
Law firms: Clifford Chance; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; White & Case

Phoenix Group’s Acquisition of Swiss Re’s ReAssure
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Tokyo Century's Acquisition of Aviation Capital Group
Law firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Debevoise & Plimpton; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Project Finance Deal of the Year

Akita Offshore Wind Project
Law firms: Atsumi & Sakai; Bech-Brunn; Linklaters; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Nishimura & Asahi

Hokkaido Bundled Airport Concession's Project Financing
Law firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise); Kansai Law & Patent Office; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Nishimura & Asahi
Banks: Mizuho Bank; SMBC

Project RAPID in Malaysia
Law firms: Milbank; Shearman & Sterling; White & Case

Mong Duong 2 Project in Vietnam
Law firms: Allen & Overy; NautaDutilh; Shearman & Sterling; VILAF

Van Phong 1 Thermal Power Plant Project in Vietnam
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Frontier Law & Advisory; Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo; Kim & Chang; LCS & Partners; Liang & Partners Law Offices; Shin & Kim; VILAF
Banks: BOC; DBS; Mizuho Bank; MUFG; OCBC; SMBC; SMTB

Real Estate Deal of the Year

Allianz Real Estate's Property Investment in Japan
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Morrison & Foerster; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Nishimura & Asahi
Banks: Mizuho Bank; Mizuho Trust & Banking; Shinsei Trust & Banking; The Norinchukin Trust & Banking

Blackstone's Acquisition of Logistics Portfolio of Mapletree
Law firms: Morrison & Foerster; Nishimura & Asahi; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

GLP Alphalink Sagamihara Development
Law firms: Nishimura & Asahi; TMI Associates
Banks: Mizuho Bank; SMTB; The Bank of Fukuoka

La Salle Investment Management's Property Fund
Law firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Merger of Japan Rental Housing and Nippon Healthcare Investment
Law firms: Kimura Takushima & Yamaguchi; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Deal of the Year

Applied Materials' Share Purchase of Kokusai Electric Corp
Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Nishimura & Asahi; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Business Integration of Z Holdings and LINE
Law firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Kim & Chang; Latham & Watkins; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Morrison & Foerster; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Nakamura Tsunoda Matsumoto Law Office; Nishimura & Asahi; Shearman & Sterling; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Takai & Partners; White & Case
Banks: JPMorgan Securities Japan; Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities; Mizuho Securities

Business Integration of Z Holdings and ZOZO
Law firms: Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise); Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Morrison & Foerster; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Banks: Mizuho Securities

Management Integration of Hitachi and Honda
Law firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Nishimura & Asahi; Shiomizaka; Sullivan & Cromwell; TMI Associates
Bank: BoA Merrill Lynch; Goldman Sachs; Mizuho Securities; Nomura Securities

Rakuten’s Senior Note Offering
Law firms: Nishimura & Asahi; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sullivan & Cromwell
Banks: Goldman Sachs; Morgan Stanley

SoftBank Group's Domestic Senior Bond Offering
Law firm: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Banks: Daiwa Securities; Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities; Mizuho Securities; Nomura Securities; SBI Securities; SMBC Nikko Securities

SoftBank Vision Fund's Investment in Greensill Capital
Law firms: Allen & Overy; White & Case

Z Holdings' Issuance of Shares
Law firms: Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise); Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

 

 

* The above list will be updated as may be necessary.  For queries about the shortlist, please email Harmony at harmony.tam@thomsonreuters.com.

**COMPLETENESS AND ACCURACY OF INFORMATION. Please note that the inclusion of banks and legal advisors in the transactions essentially reflects the information provided by nominating organisations. Therefore, any omission of a party involved in any of these transactions should not be taken as a commentary on the role assumed by that party.

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WINNERS

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

Dealmaker of the Year

Yo Ota - Nishimura & Asahi

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year

Chie Yakura - Morrison & Foerster

Foreign Lawyer of the Year

Dr. Frederick Ch'en - Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo

In-House Lawyer of the Year

Yuichiro Watanabe - Airbnb

Managing Partner of the Year

Fumihide Sugimoto, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Woman Lawyer of the Year (In-House)

Akiko Kikuchi - Bayer

Woman Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm)

Asa Shinkawa - Nishimura & Asahi

Young Lawyer of the Year (In-House)

Anna Zhang - Hitachi-Johnson Controls Air Conditioning

Young Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm)

Daisuke Fukamizu - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

 

IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES

Compliance and Risk Management In-House Team of the Year

Bayer

Innovative In-House Team of the Year

JERA

Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

IBM Japan

Japan In-House Team of the Year

IBM Japan

 

FIRM CATEGORIES

Antitrust and Competition Law Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year

White & Case

Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Vanguard Lawyers

Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

Herbert Smith Freehills

International Deal Firm of the Year

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

International Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo

Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Japan Deal Firm of the Year

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Japan Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
Abe, Ikubo and Katayama

Japan Practice Foreign Law Firm of the Year
JT&N

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year

Nishimura & Asahi

Litigation Law Firm of the Year

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Maritime Law Firm of the Year

TMI Associates

Overseas Practice Law Firm of the Year

Atsumi & Sakai

Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

Nishimura & Asahi

Regulatory and Compliance Law Firm of the Year

Atsumi & Sakai

Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year

Nishimura & Asahi

Rising Law Firm of the Year

ZeLo

Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year

Withers

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Japan Law Firm of the Year

Nishimura & Asahi

 

DEAL CATEGORIES

Debt Market Deal of the Year

Toshiba Memory’s Loans and Preferred Stock Financing

Law firms: Linklaters; Maples Group; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Ropes & Gray; Walkers; White & Case

 

Equity Market Deal of the Year

Recruit Holdings' Global Offering

Law firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Iwata Godo; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Shearman & Sterling; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Sullivan & Cromwell; Yanagida & Partners

Banks: Goldman Sachs International; Merrill Lynch International; Mizuho International; Morgan Stanley; Nomura Securities; SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Limited

 

M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize)

Nidec Corp's Acquisition of OMRON

Law firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

 

M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)

Business Integration of Z Holdings and LINE

Law firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Kim & Chang; Latham & Watkins; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Morrison & Foerster; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Nakamura Tsunoda Matsumoto Law Office; Nishimura & Asahi; Shearman & Sterling; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Takai & Partners; White & Case

Banks: JPMorgan Securities Japan; Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities; Mizuho Securities

 

Project Finance Deal of the Year

Van Phong 1 Thermal Power Plant Project in Vietnam

Law firms: Allen & Overy; Frontier Law & Advisory; Hogan Lovells Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo; Kim & Chang; LCS & Partners; Liang & Partners Law Offices; Shin & Kim; VILAF

Banks: BOC; DBS; Mizuho Bank; MUFG; OCBC; SMBC; SMTB

 

Real Estate Deal of the Year

La Salle Investment Management's Property Fund

Law firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

 

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Deal of the Year

Business Integration of Z Holdings and LINE

Law firms: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Kim & Chang; Latham & Watkins; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Morrison & Foerster; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Nakamura Tsunoda Matsumoto Law Office; Nishimura & Asahi; Shearman & Sterling; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Takai & Partners; White & Case

Banks: JPMorgan Securities Japan; Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities; Mizuho Securities

 

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