Leading Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi (“N&A”) is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its international presence to the US, with the opening this autumn of an office in New York. The New York office will be led by senior corporate partner Katsuyuki Yamaguchi.
“Our expansion to New York underlines our commitment to our Japanese clients, and to our international clients who are taking advantage of increasing opportunities to invest in Japan,” said N&A Managing Partner Masaki Hosaka. “With our firm’s expansion in Asia already well developed, the time has come for us to go to the US. The US is the top destination for Japanese foreign direct investment, while the US is the largest investor in Japan. Our goals for New York include providing seamless support, a closer and more convenient presence and a coordinating point for our large number of Japanese clients as they do business in North America and Latin America.”
Nishimura & Asahi has a long history of advising clients in the US, working closely with top-tier American law firms, and the new office will enable closer collaboration, faster response times and even more efficient services for our existing Japanese clients.
“We continue to value highly our relationships with such firms, and we see the opening of our NY office as a further step to deepen our strong and friendly connections with them in the mutual service of our clients,” said Hosaka.
The focus of the new office on large, complex, cross-border matters, regulatory investigations and on disputes aligns with the firm’s international growth strategy.
Source: Nishimura & Asahi