Mori Hamada & Matsumoto


16th Floor, Marunouchi Park Building
2-6-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, 100-8222

+81(3)5220 1800

+81(3)5220 1700

Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 660
Number of partners: 166
Languages: Japanese, English, Mandarin, French, German, Korean, Thai, Bahasa (Malay and Indonesia), Myanmar, Vietnamese

Our Firm

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (MHM) is one of the largest full-service Tokyo headquartered international law firms. A significant proportion of the firm’s work is international in nature, representing clients in cross-border transactions, litigation and other dispute resolution proceedings.

Our Professionals 

The firm has over 660 lawyers and 590 support staff (including patent attorneys, licensed tax accountants, legal assistants and translators). The firm’s senior lawyers include a number of highly respected practitioners and leaders from the Japanese and international legal community, including prominent law professors from the University of Tokyo, and a former Prosecutor-General from the Public Prosecutors Office. The firm also has experienced lawyers qualified in the US, England and Wales, the People’s Republic of China, the Philippines, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and more.

Offices and Asia Practice Group

MHM has very strong full-service local law practices in Thailand (Chandler MHM Limited) and Myanmar (Myanmar Legal MHM Limited) and we are expanding our range of local law services in Vietnam. We also have offices in Singapore (our ASEAN hub), Shanghai and Beijing. We have strong working relationships with leading firms throughout Asia (as well as in Europe and the Americas), which enables us to work for our clients as a single, integrated team.

MHM has expanded domestically by opening offices in Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Takamatsu.

Our Recent Awards in Japan

Chambers Global 2022

  • Top ranked firm in Banking and finance/Capital markets/Capital markets: securitisation and derivatives/Corporate and M&A/Dispute resolution/Intellectual property/International & cross-border capabilities/International trade

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022

  • Top ranked firm in Banking and finance/Capital markets/Capital markets: securitisation and derivatives/Competition and antitrust/Corporate and M&A/Dispute resolution/Employment/Insurance/Intellectual property/International trade/Investment funds/Life Sciences/Projects and energy/Real estate/Restructuring and insolvency/Tax/Osaka - general business law

Chambers FinTech 2022

  • Top ranked firm in FinTech legal

Chambers High Net Worth 2022

  • Top ranked firm in Private wealth law

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022

  • Top ranked firm in Antitrust and competition/Banking and finance/Capital markets/Corporate and M&A/Dispute resolution/FinTech/Intellectual property/Investment funds/Labour and employment/Private wealth/Projects and energy/Real estate and construction/Restructuring and insolvency/Risk management and investigations/Tax/TMT

IFLR1000 Asia-Pacific 2021-22

  • Top ranked firm in Banking/Capital markets: debt/Capital markets: equity/Capital markets: structured finance and securitisation/M&A/Private equity/Project development/Project finance

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Construction
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Regulatory
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour and employment
  • Investment funds
  • Private equity
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Tax

  • Aviation and shipping
  • Banking and financial services
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Industrials and manufacturing
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Materials
  • Media and entertainment
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharmaceuticals and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Technology and telecommunications