Japan: Labour & Employment 2018

This year five individuals are highlighted by our sources for their excellent work in the Japanese labour & employment space. The practitioners listed excel across a range issues such as collective bargaining, severance issues and general risk management.

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune’s Kazutoshi Kakuyama is an exceptional practitioner who offers clients a wealth of expertise on matters including unions, severance issues and contract drafting.
Hideki Thurgood Kanoh continues to garner high praise from sources for his excellent work handling collective bargaining, dismissals and pensions.
Nobuhito Sawasaki has a great reputation in the market and is highlighted for his strong understanding of labour and employment matters, with specialist expertise in labour disputes and immigration.

At Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Masahiro Matsuoka remains a favourite among market players, maintaining an excellent practice is which he advises clients in a range of industries on employment disputes and risk management.

Shin Ushijima at Ushijima & Partners is an outstanding practitioner whose practice offers clients over 35 years’ experience on a broad range of labour and employment matters.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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