・Japan – IP – Patent Attorney (Benrishi) 2021 Eiji Katayama, Hiroshi Kobayashi and Mami Hino selected among Japan`s Top 50 IP Experts 2021 Based on a study conducted by Asia IP (Apex Asia Media Group), Eiji Katayama, Hiroshi Kobayashi and Mami Hino were selected as Japan`s Top 50 IP Experts 2021. We were highly rated in Asialaw Profiles 2021 and Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2021 We were highly rated in the ALB IP 2021 rankings In the ALB IP 2021 ranking, organized by Asian Legal Business (Thomson Reuters), we were ranked Tier 1 in national patents in Japan and Tier 2 in Japan Domestic Copyright/Trademark. 124 lawyers from Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu (“NO&T”) have been included in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan (Top Listed National Award). We are one of the highest rated law firms for gender diversity in 2021 According to a survey by the Innovation Platform for Business Legal (IPBL), Abe, Ikubo & Katayama ranked No. 2 in the proportion of female lawyers with 34.7% (as of January 2021 and among the top fifty law firms in Japan). Patent litigation (domestic companies) Level 1 patent lawsuits (domestic companies) IP STARS Level 2 List 2021: Eiji Katayama Hiroshi Kobayashi Mami Hino Naho Ebata We were highly rated in IP STARS 2021 In IP Stars (Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC), we were highly rated in the following areas, and our lawyers and patent attorneys have been highly rated in these areas. Nishimura & Asahi is characterized by four offerings. Lars Markert* is one of Japan`s leading arbitration specialists, with sources saying he is “an extremely intelligent lawyer who knows the international market very well.” Akihiro Hironaka is hailed by his peers as an “excellent and highly experienced referee”. Hiroyuki Tezuka is “known in Japan” for his deep expertise in international arbitration.
Yutaro Kawabata is hailed as an “intelligent, hardworking and likeable” who excels in pharmaceutical and franchise litigation. Yoko Maeda of City-Yuwa Partners is highly recommended for her enviable arbitration practice, which covers a wide range of commercial and cross-border disputes. The lawyers of our firm selected as The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan 2023 Kentaro Sato and Rintaro Oishi have been selected as The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan 2023. We were highly rated in The Legal 500 (2022) In The Legal 500 (2022), our firm was ranked at Level 2 of Intellectual Property: independent local firm. Life sciences firm Mami Hino (best lawyer of the year). Mami Hino selected as one of the Top 100 Women in Litigation – Asia Pacific 2022 Based on a study conducted by Benchmark Litigation (Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC), Mami Hino, our firm`s registered foreign attorney and patent attorney, has been selected as the Top 100 Women in Litigation – Asia Pacific 2022 in the field of intellectual property. For more information, visit the Best Lawyers website. National: Litigation: Level 1 National Law Enforcement: Level 2 National Transaction: Recommended Lawyers Classified: Eiji Katayama Junichi Kitahara Hiroshi Kobayashi Makoto Hattori Mami Hino. Litigation Yasuhiko Ikubo Isao Saiki Junichi Kitahara Mami Hino Jun Naitoh, Hisaya Kimura, Naoki Iguchi, Oki Mori, Takayuki Fujii Mugi Sekido of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto receives applause for his extensive experience advising on high-profile construction and insolvency disputes. We were highly rated in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022 In Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022 (Chambers & Partners), our firm was highly rated in the following categories, and the following attorneys and patent attorneys were highly rated. For more information, visit Chambers & Partners` website Junichi Kitahara and Hiroshi Kobayashi selected as IAM Global Leaders – 2022 Based on a study conducted by IAM, Junichi Kitahara and Hiroshi Kobayashi have been selected as IAM Global Leaders – 2022 We were highly rated in the 2020 Toshihiko Itami Asia-Pacific Litigation Benchmark, Hideaki Kobayashi, Jun Naitoh, Hisaya Kimura, Akihisa Shiozaki In addition, NO&T received the “Law Firm of the Year” award in the litigation and tax categories, and the following three lawyers were named “Lawyer of the Year” in each area of expertise. Soichiro Uno – International Business Transactions Satoshi Inoue – Financial Institutions Regulatory Law Naoki Iguchi – Construction Eiji Katayama has been selected as Who`s Who Legal: Opinion Leaders – Global Elite 2023 In Who`s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Global Elite 2023, Eiji Katayama has been selected as a thought leader in the chapter on intellectual property patents.
Roster lawyers: Yasuhiko Ikubo, Eiji Katayama, Hisashi Ito, Isao Saiki, Junichi Kitahara, Hirokazu Honda, Makoto Hattori, Masahiro Otsuki, Mami Hino, Naho Ebata, Toshiyasu Suzaki, Kaoru Kuroda and Tsukasa Iguchi The lawyers and patent attorneys were recognized as IP STARS in 2019: Eiji Katayama, Naho Ebata, Mami Hino and Hiroshi Kobayashi. Aoi Inoue at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is considered an “excellent referee who is “efficient, hardworking and great to work with”. Yoshimasa Furuta has a “thorough knowledge of Japanese law” and “always considers the commercial aspects of litigation.” The “excellent” Yoshimi Ohara of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu is a highly skilled dispute resolution specialist with many years of experience in international arbitration. Douglas Freeman of the law firm Douglas K Freeman is recognized as an “excellent and highly experienced arbitration practitioner.” He is “brilliant as a referee and consultant,” according to his impressed colleagues. We were highly rated in Benchmark Litigation 2022 Based on a study conducted by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific & China 2022 (Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC), our firm was highly rated in the following category and the following lawyers and patent attorneys were selected as Litigation Star. Mami Hino selected as Senior Business Law Practitioner for Women Mami Hino has been selected as Japan`s leading life sciences practitioner by Expert Guides (Euromoney PLC) in the latest edition of Women in Business Law. In the Global Business Edition 2020 organized by Best Lawyers, the following lawyers and patent attorneys of our firm were highly rated in the areas of banking and finance, corporate and mergers and acquisitions, life sciences, litigation, insolvency and reorganization and intellectual property law. Eiji Katayama selected as The A-List: Japan`s Top 100 Lawyers 2022 Based on Asia Business Law Journal (Vantage Asia Publishing Limited), Eiji Katayama has been selected as The A-List: Japan`s Top 100 Lawyers 2022. Hiroki Inoue, Hiroshi Mitoma, Kei Asatsuma, Masaki Konishi, Ryo Okubo, Takashi Miyazaki Mami Hino selected as Best Patent Practitioner in Japan Mami Hino, our firm`s patent attorney and licensed foreign lawyer, has been selected as Japan`s top patent lawyer in the 11th annual Women in Business Law Expert Guide (Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC).
In IAM Patent 1000 (2019), we were classified as Tier 1 in domestic litigation and rated as recommended in the application of national law, and the following attorneys and patent attorneys were highly rated. Recognized lawyers: Eiji Katayama, Junichi Kitahara, Makoto Hattori and Mami Hino Jun Naitoh, Eriko Watanabe, Kaoru Hattori, Yoshitoshi Imoto, Yusuke Kaeriyama, Ryohei Tanaka Yoshihiro Takatori of Kasumigaseki International Law Office, International Arbitration Chambers is described as “an important figure in the Japanese arbitration market” thanks to his extensive experience in handling a wide range of commercial disputes. David Gilmore* of Herbert Smith Freehills is the point of contact for cross-border disputes related to trade agreements, insurance contracts and trade matters. Junya Naito of Momo-o Matsuo & Namba is hailed as a “great lawyer and respected arbitrator” who is “fantastic with international clients”. Tsuyoshi Suzuki is “a renowned young arbitrator” who excels in shareholder disputes, sports arbitration and financial services disputes. Teppei Mogi of Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners has over 30 years of experience in resolving complex disputes in the construction, energy and pharmaceutical industries. Toshio Kobayashi, Minoru Ota, Fumihide Sugimoto, Takao Higuchi, Satoshi Inoue, Shinichi Matsui, Hiroyuki Ishizuka, Jiro Mikami, Taku Umezawa, Terukazu Katsuyama, Kazuya Ogawa, Hironori Matsuo, Yoshifumi Shimoda In Chambers Global 2019, our firm was ranked in the Volume 1 category in the Intellectual Property category: Domestic in Japan. In the IAM Patent 1000 (2022), organized by Law Business Research, we were highly ranked in the following areas and our attorneys and patent attorneys were highly rated. We were highly rated at the Managing IP Asia Award 2019 Intellectual Property. Outstanding pharmaceuticals and life sciences. Recommended Dispute Resolution. Restructuring and insolvency highly recommended.
Highly recommended We were highly rated in Best Lawyers® of 2020 Global Business Edition Intellectual Property Law Eiji Katayama Junichi Kitahara Hirokazu Honda Makoto Hattori Mami Hino Naho Ebata Kaoru Kuroda Tsukasa Iguchi. Mami Hino has been selected as WIPR Leaders 2022 (Japan) Mami Hino has been selected as WIPR Leaders 2022 of Japan in the Patent Department and the Trademark Department. Eiji Katayama ・Intellectual Property ・Life Sciences ・Restructuring and Insolvency In Who`s Who Legal: Japan 2020 (Law Business Research Ltd), Eiji Katayama and Mami Hino were selected as leading practitioners in the following categories. Insolvenz & Sanierung Shogo Abe Eiji Katayama Hisashi Ito Isao Saiki Junichi Kitahara Hideaki Kobayashi, Fumihide Sugimoto, Jun Kanda, Takayoshi Tao, Akihisa Shiozaki, Tatsuya Okano, Keiji Tokujiya, Yoshihiko Matake, Kiyoshi Sudo, Kazuaki Nishida, Daisuke Fukamizu, Atsushi Iritani Gesellschafts- und Fusions- und Übernahmerecht Yasuhiko Ikubo Masaru Uetake Toshiyasu Suzaki.