Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi will open a representative office in Dubai in December this year, after receiving a licence from the United Arab Emirates Free Zone. 

The office is intended to strengthen the firm’s Middle East practice, especially with regard to services relating to Iran, as well as serving as a gateway to Africa for Japanese clients. 

Nishimura & Asashi currently has nine other overseas offices, in Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Singapore, Yangon and Hong Kong.