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Japan: Government Contracts 2016

As Tokyo gears up to host the 2020 Summer Olympics for the second time in its history, lawyers are reporting that the related infrastructure projects and contract negotiation are still taking up the lion’s share of their time. EU trade negotiations are still yet to be concluded so the market remains dominated by Japanese contractors and will continue to be as the localised knowledge necessitated by this field is only open to the most experienced of lawyers.

Hibiya Sogo Law Offices is home to the “industrious” Toshiaki Tada, who is described by peers as “an erudite and insightful lawyer”.

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune’s Yusuke Nakano is celebrated for his “professionalism, precision and commercial awareness”. Clients maintained that he provided excellent advice on contractual issues.

At Nishimura & Asahi, Kozo Kawai is recommended by one client for providing “careful and rigorous advice” whilst another client praised his “fine attention to detail that proved invaluable during contractual negotiations”.

Momo-o Matsuo & Namba is home to Nobuaki Mukai, who is praised for being an “exceptionally gifted practitioner with a great breadth of knowledge in both domestic and international public law”.

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