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Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is a full-service law firm formed by the winning combination of three leading law firms in Japan: Anderson Mori, one of the largest international firms in Japan which was best known for serving overseas companies doing business in Japan since the early 1950s; Tomotsune & Kimura, particularly well-known for its expertise in international finance transactions; and Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa, a premier international insolvency/restructuring and crisis-management firm.

Our combined firm provides an extraordinarily powerful value proposition. Housing all of these synergistic practices under one roof, and further increasing our resource scale, we have the capability to: (1) serve a multinational client base, (2) on in-bound, out-bound and domestic projects, (3) by providing expert, timely and cost-efficient advice, (4) across a full range of legal issues, and (5) in the largest, most complex, cross-sector transactions.

We are proud of our long tradition of serving the international business and legal communities and our reputation as one of the largest full-service law firms in Japan. Our combined expertise enables us to deliver comprehensive advice on virtually all legal issues that may arise from a corporate transaction, including those related to M&A, finance, capital markets and restructuring/insolvency, and litigation/arbitration. The majority of our lawyers are bi-lingual and experienced with communicating, drafting and negotiating across borders and around the globe. We welcome the opportunity to work closely with clients and channel our resources towards our goal of achieving more together.

Our main office in Tokyo is supported by our offices in Osaka, Nagoya, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok, as well as a Jakarta Desk.


Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is among the largest and most diversified law firms in Japan offering full corporate services. Our flexible operational structure enables us to provide our corporate clients with effective and time-sensitive solutions to legal issues of any kind. We are pleased to serve Japanese companies as well as foreign companies doing business in Japan. In response to the increasingly complex and varied legal needs of our clients, we have grown significantly, augmenting both the breadth and depth of expertise of our practice.
  • Corporate
  • M&A
  • Corporate Crisis Management
  • Capital Markets
  • Finance & Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
  • Labor and Employment
  • Intellectual Property/Life Sciences/TMT
  • Competition/Antitrust
  • Tax
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Restructuring/Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • International Trade
  • International Practice


Anderson Mori & Tomotsune Tokyo Office
Otemachi Park Building
1-1-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8136, Japan
(Reception: 20th Floor)
TEL : 81-3-6775-1000


Gall is a leading independent Hong Kong law firm focusing primarily on dispute resolution. We specialise in handling highly complex disputes, many of which involve multi-jurisdictional litigation.

Our partners all come from international firms and have practiced in Hong Kong or overseas for many years. They have a wealth of experience in a wide variety of litigation, mediation and arbitration. We use a partner led, team-based approach to complex litigation, drawing upon the legal and linguistic skills of solicitors with different areas of expertise. We ensure that we maintain an “around-the-clock” service to our clients.

As an independent firm, we are regularly referred work by law firms in other countries. We have established strong working relationships with major firms in the world’s leading jurisdictions and work with a large network of dispute resolution providers around the world. We are a key point of reference for law firms and companies that would otherwise have no representation in Hong Kong. Gall is also trusted by the Magic Circle and City firms to act for their clients where they are unable to act owing to conflicts of interest.

Our instructions come from all over the world; our clients include foreign governments, banks and other financial institutions, hedge funds, listed companies, law and accounting firms, local institutions, land and property owners and high net-worth individuals. We work closely with our clients to help them to understand Hong Kong’s legal and business cultures, and remain vigilant in finding solutions that most readily match a client’s business objectives.

Our key practice areas include:

  • Business litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Employment
  • Fraud & Asset Tracing
  • Insolvency
  • Regulatory/Criminal
  • China Related Disputes
  • Family and Divorce

For more information contact:
Nick Gall, Senior Partner +852 3405 7688 nickgall@gallhk.com
Or visit our website www.gallhk.com

Winner - Disputes Boutique of the Year, National Law Firm of the Year, Hong Kong and Best in Labour & Employment

asialaw and Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2018


Mori Hamada & Matsumoto is one of the largest full service Tokyo headquartered international law firms. The firm has over 480 lawyers and the firms senior lawyers include a number of highly respected practitioners and leaders from the Japanese legal community, including prominent law professors from the University of Tokyo and a former Prosecutor-General from the Public Prosecutors Office.

In recent years, MHM has expanded domestically by opening offices in Fukuoka, Osaka and Nagoya. We also have a strong presence in Asia with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok, Yangon and Ho Chi Minh City. The leading law firm in Thailand, Chandler & Thong-ek Law Offices Limited integrated its operations with our Bangkok office on 1 January 2017 under the name Chandler MHM Limited. MHM practices Japanese, Thai and Myanmar law. In total, around 75 of our lawyers are based in ASEAN of whom most are non-Japanese lawyers.

Led by leading lawyers across a wide range of practice areas, our large team of legal professionals and support staff bring their experience, expertise and hard work to deliver the best results for our clients. We strive to build new frameworks to tackle challenging problems, to break down barriers on tough cases, and to find a common resolution in matters with many conflicting interests.

A significant proportion of the firm’s work is international in nature, representing clients in cross border transactions, domestic and international capital market transactions, litigation and international arbitration. MHM and its lawyers have been ranked highly by Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Asialaw Profiles. The firm was ranked in the top 10 in the list of “Most Innovative Law Firms (Asia Pacific)” for the fifth year in a row by the Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Report 2018.


  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition/Antitrust
  • Corporate Governance
  • Crisis Management
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Information Technology, Life Sciences and Intellectual Property
  • Infrastructure/Energy
  • Labor Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Regulatory/Regulated Transactions
  • Tax
  • Wealth Management

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Marunouchi Park Building, 2-6-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8222, Japan
Tel: +81 3 6212 8330
Fax: +81 3 6212 8230
Email: mhm_info@mhmjapan.com



Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu is the first integrated full-service law firm in Japan and one of the foremost providers of international and commercial legal services based in Tokyo. The firm’s overseas network includes offices in New York, Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Shanghai, associated local law firms in Jakarta and Beijing where our lawyers are on-site, and collaborative relationships with prominent local law firms throughout Asia and other regions.

In representing our leading domestic and international clients, we have successfully structured and negotiated many of the largest and most significant corporate, finance and real estate transactions related to Japan. The firm has extensive corporate and litigation capabilities spanning key commercial areas such as antitrust, intellectual property, labor and taxation, and is known for path-breaking domestic and cross-border risk management/corporate governance cases and large-scale corporate reorganizations. The firm’s over 400 lawyers, including over 20 experienced foreign attorneys from various jurisdictions, work together in customized teams to provide clients with the expertise and experience specifically required for each client matter.


We strive to be the most trusted firm and to cover all legal issues arising from business activity with teams of lawyers working together to provide legal services of the highest quality.


  • Corporate/Governance
  • M&A/Private Equity
  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Risk and Crisis Management/Compliance
  • Restructuring/Insolvency
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Labor and Employment
  • Real Estate and J-REITs
  • Intellectual Property
  • Antitrust/Competition
  • Tax
  • Environment
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Data Protection and Privacy
  • Wealth Management/Business Succession/Inheritance
  • IT and Telecommunications
  • Media, Entertainment and Sport
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Natural Resources and Energy
  • Pharmaceutical and Health Care

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu Tokyo Office
JP Tower, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-7036, Japan


Japan’s largest

Nishimura & Asahi is Japan’s largest law firm, covering all aspects of domestic and international business and corporate activity. The firm has more than 550 Japanese and foreign lawyers and employs over 700 support staff, including tax accountants, patent attorneys, senior Japanese and foreign business support professionals, and paralegals.

The highest international standards

Many of the firm’s attorneys and staff speak other foreign languages and have advanced international law degrees, and others have gained valuable experience on secondment to top global law firms. We have also established strong working relationships with the most eminent law firms worldwide, enabling us to focus on international corporate and financial transactions, and to advise both Japanese and foreign clients at the highest international standards.

Cutting-edge business issues

The firm also has long-standing relationships with prominent corporations in the manufacturing, distribution and retail industries, and the scope of its work with clients in the communications, information technology, e-commerce and service industries has expanded in these areas. The firm’s clientele extends to companies in emerging industries, and its work includes dealing with the novel legal issues affecting these cutting-edge businesses.

Commitment to excellence

Through the enhancement of professional and organisational synergies, resulting from the firm’s expansion, an unprecedented level of client service is made possible in highly specialised and complex areas of commercial law. Nishimura & Asahi understands its clients’ growing needs and its fully integrated team of lawyers and professional staff are proud to share the same fundamental philosophy: an uncompromising commitment to excellence.

Tokyo office details | www.jurists.co.jp

During the past 28 years, our firm has experienced rapid organic growth, both numerically and geographically, while managing to maintain its progressive culture. Starting with 43 personnel, including 10 attorneys and 2 patent/trademark attorneys, TMI has now grown to include 417 attorneys and 80 patent/trademark attorneys among a total of 888 personnel, and has become one of the five largest law firms in Japan. In terms of geographical expansion, in addition to TMI’s headquarters in Tokyo and domestic branch offices in Nagoya, Kobe and Osaka, we also have branch offices overseas in Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Yangon, Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Silicon Valley and London.

TMI provides client-oriented legal advice and solutions on both a Japanese and international basis. Serving clients from an integrated platform, combining our teams of highly-experienced attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys with an impressive network of overseas offices and regional law firms, we are able to work seamlessly with law firms worldwide, including our overseas branches.

The legal practice at TMI covers a broad range of fields relevant to our clients' various business areas. In addition to our main practice areas such as corporate and M&A, financing, intellectual property, dispute resolution, antitrust and employment law, we constantly endeavour to meet the needs of our clients as well as society in new and emerging legal practice areas.

Firm Details

Senior Managing Partner: Katsuro TANAKA

Managing Partners: Eizo MATSUO, Tomohiro TOHYAMA, Yoshiyuki INABA, Ryosuke ITO

Number of Attorneys (bengoshi): 417

Number of Patent/Trademark attorneys (benrishi): 80

Access: TMI Associates

[Main Office] 23rd Floor, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6123, Japan

(Tel) +81(0)3-6438-5511 (Fax) +81(0)3-6438-5522

(Website) www.tmi.gr.jp

Contact Info.

Tokyo | info_general@tmi.gr.jp

Kobe | kobe@tmi.gr.jp

Shanghai | shanghai@tmi.gr.jp

Yangon | yangon@tmi.gr.jp

Ho Chi Minh City | hochiminh@tmi.gr.jp

Phnon Penh | phnonpenh@tmi.gr.jp

Silicon Valley | siliconvalley@tmi.gr.jp

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KCAB INTERNATIONAL was established on 20 April 2018 as an independent division of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board to meet the growing demand for cross-border commercial dispute resolution. KCAB INTERNATIONAL specializes in international arbitration to ensure that disputes are resolved in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner within a streamlined process. Enlisted with leading experts and professionals with abundant experience and expertise in international dispute resolution, KCAB INTERNATIONAL will further enhance the standing of Korea as a premier international dispute resolution center in Asia and beyond.

Founded in 1966, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board is the sole arbitral institution in Korea that is statutorily authorized to settle disputes under the Korean Arbitration Act, under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice. Over the past 50 years, KCAB has handled about 7,000 arbitration cases and 15,000 conciliation cases marking itself as a leading alternative dispute resolution center. KCAB is located within a 1 hour drive from Incheon International Airport, and especially in Gangnam well-known as the central district of Seoul (43F Trade Tower, 511 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06164, Korea).


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