Established in Japan in 1966, Nishimura & Asahi is Japan’s largest full-service international law firm, with more than 800 professionals throughout the world (including associate and alliance offices).

Nishimura & Asahi’s fundamental mission is to realize an affluent and fair society based on the rule of law. We strive to contribute to the growth of our clients by finding the best solutions and ways to achieve their purposes under a rapidly changing environment, and we are committed to the sustainable development of our wider community.

Truly global reach

Nishimura & Asahi has 19 offices across the world in Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Dubai, Frankfurt, Duesseldorf, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, New York, Singapore, Taipei and Yangon, including associate offices in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur, and offices in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka and Sapporo that are fully integrated.

Vietnam practice

Hikaru Oguchi, Partner in Nishimura & Asahi | © NISHIMURA & ASAHI
Hikaru Oguchi, Partner in Nishimura & Asahi | © NISHIMURA & ASAHI

We are the first Japanese law firm to establish and maintain a permanent presence in Vietnam. We established our Ho Chi Minh City office in 2010 and our Hanoi office the following year, and our firm’s diverse team of attorneys, qualified in Japan and Vietnam, as well as in the United States, provide a full range of legal services to companies operating in multiple industries. We advise on inbound and outbound investments, business alliances, mergers and acquisitions, real estate developments, infrastructure and energy projects, crisis management, dispute resolution, banking and finance and intellectual property, among others.

Nishimura & Asahi has also contributed to the development of the legal and judicial system in Vietnam by advising the Vietnamese government on statutory amendments and the adoption of new legislation on foreign investments and business, hosting future lawyers in our offices as interns, and supporting law schools and law students in their activities. We also provide pro-bono legal services, and incorporate charitable, social responsibility and sustainability activities in our offices.

In a country with rapidly changing and complex legal landscape, clients greatly benefit from our global network and established local presence.  We provide practical, timely and accurate legal advice to successfully implement their business plans and interests in Vietnam.