In this chapter, we highlight the top six business crime defence and investigation lawyers in Japan. They have been carefully selected for their stellar work representing corporates and individuals in a range of criminal law proceedings involving fraud, bribery and corruption issues, as well as internal and regulatory investigations.
Tadashi Kunihiro of T Kunihiro & Co Attorneys at Law is “a highly regarded criminal investigations specialist” with a wealth of experience in the field.
Peers highlight Takahiro Nonaka at Morrison & Foerster for his "experience and knowledge gained as a judge" along with his "excellent practical approach" and "ability to blend theory with practice and explain matters in a straightforward and clear manner".
Daiske Yoshida is noted for his two decades of experience advising corporates on complex corruption and antitrust investigations.
Yoshihiro Kai at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune comes highly recommended for his considerable experience navigating clients through criminal trials and corporate investigations.
Takashi Shibuya from Nishimura & Asahi is "a responsive and commercially focused practitioner" who "delivers clear and invaluable insight in dealing with regulators and prosecutors".
Momo-o Matsuo & Namba’s Rin Moriguchi has built an enviable practice representing companies and individuals in highly complex criminal proceedings.