Sidley Austin Nishikawa Foreign Law Joint Enterprise serves as the base for Sidley’s practice in Japan. The office, located in the Marunouchi Building in the center of Tokyo, features a team of bengoshi—Japanese law qualified lawyers—including some who are also Australia, U.K. and U.S.-qualified foreign law registered lawyers. The team, which is well-versed in cross-border transactions, stands apart for its significant regulatory capabilities. We also advise clients in matters involving Japanese law, and help them navigate the complex Japanese regulatory regimes.
Our lawyers assist a variety of clients worldwide, including financial institutions, securities and insurance companies, investment funds, technology, media and telecommunication companies, life sciences, food and beverage companies and airlines.
We focus on numerous areas of law, including:
Recognition for the Tokyo office
Strong leadership in advising clients has earned Sidley Austin Nishikawa acknowledgment in numerous industry publications. This includes being recognized by FinanceAsia in 2015 for the office’s role in Suntory Holdings’ $16 billion acquisition of Beam Inc., which the publication named “Deal of the Year” in its Japan Achievement Awards. The deal, which FinanceAsia editors called “too big and too important to ignore,” is the second largest Japanese buyout of an American corporation. The American Lawyer also recognized the deal, which won “Global M&A Deal of the Year: Japan Outbound” in the publication’s second annual Global Legal Awards in 2014.
The office was also recognized in Asian-MENA Counsel’s “In-House Community Firms of the Year 2014” as a joint winner for Employment and Litigation & Dispute Resolution in Japan.
Sidley Austin Nishikawa also received an honorable mention in the category of “Alternative Investment Funds, Japan.” Members of our team have been recognized as leading practitioners by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Best Lawyers in Japan and Who’s Who Legal, among other publications.
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