In this chapter, we highlight five market-leading lawyers for their brilliant work handling a range of white-collar crime matters, representing individuals and corporates, undertaking internal investigations, and dealing with various governmental authorities.
At Nishimura & Asahi, Takashi Shibuya is a “go-to white-collar lawyer” with an “exceptional reputation for domestic investigations”.
Christopher Hunt at Herbert Smith Freehills is revered for his work on international sanctions and compliance issues.
Tadashi Kunihiro of T Kunihiro & Co is distinguished by his “excellent communication skills and expertise in criminal investigations”. He stands out as “one of the very best criminal defence lawyers in Japan”.
Yoshihiro Kai of Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is a “well-known name in the market” and excels in anti-bribery and anti-corruption proceedings.
Takahiro Nonaka with DLA Piper is nominated for his “profound understanding of the FCPA” as well as his “extraordinary ability to explain complicated issues” and his “strong determination, judgement and logical thinking”.