Japan: Trade & Customs 2018

The Japanese trade and customs space continues to be a vibrant one. This year’s research into the field sees six outstanding individuals highlighted for their work in the field.

Two impressive practitioners from Soga Law Office are recognised here.
Takashi Soga is an outstanding practitioner who offers clients over 25 years’ experience in the field. He is well versed in advising a range of clients on matters such as anti-dumping and safeguard measures.
Takuro Awazu is a distinguished name in the Japanese trade and customs space, offering clients a wealth of expertise on international trade law. He has specialist expertise on matters including anti-dumping and IPOs, with sources continuing to praise his work in the field.

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu’s Mitsuo Matsushita is a “deeply experienced” practitioner who is a well regarded by market players. His first-rate practice sees him advise domestic and international clients on a range of trade matters relating to tariffs.

Nishimura & Asahi’s Kozo Kawai enjoys an excellent reputation in the market as a trade and customs “specialist” who provides “extensive knowledge and experience” on matters including anti-dumping duty impositions.

Junko Suetomi at Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) has a strong reputation in both the domestic and international markets for her excellent knowledge of matters concerning WTO disputes, as well as her adept handling of anti-dumping matters and import restrictions.

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune’s Hiroshige Nakagawa is a standout practitioner who comes highly recommended for his excellent knowledge of a wide array of trade and customs matters including anti-dumping, safeguard and anti-subsidy investigations.

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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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