Nishimura & Asahi

Nishimura & Asahi is the largest and one of the oldest law firms in Japan. We have approximately 550 attorneys, foreign attorneys and other professionals, and provide a full range of legal services in all areas of business law for commercial activities both in Japan and overseas. Nishimura & Asahi also provides advice on handling corporate crises, such as serious disputes and scandals, including cases in which corporations detect, or are investigated by the government authorities for, securities and financial fraud cases, foreign corrupt practices cases, white-collar crime cases and any other misconduct for which corporations or managers can be held liable and suffer serious harm to reputation and other collateral damage. We offer advice on: responses to investigations by authorities; dealings with stock exchanges, including timely disclosures; responses to government and municipal offices, such as supervisory authorities; and responses to mass media. We also advise on countermeasures for international cases, cooperating with overseas law firms and other matters. We investigate the cause of disputes and scandals, as well as formulating preventative measures. These cases are conducted by lawyers who have experience working at the relevant authorities, including former public prosecutors and officers of the Ministry of Finance, Financial Services Agency, Ministry of Justice, National Police Agency and so on, thus ensuring a practical level of service is provided. Moreover, we provide advice on structural improvements relating to compliance, risk management and internal controls from the perspective of crisis prevention.

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