Nishimura & Asahi will open two new offices in Germany, its first foray into Europe. The principal office will be located in Frankfurt and a branch office will be in Düsseldorf.

The firm’s newest outposts will be co-led by partner Noriya Ishikawa and foreign law partner Dominik Kruse. Ishikawa is an IP, data and privacy law specialist, while Kruse’s practice centres around corporate matters. Both are qualified to practice law in Germany.

The German operations will focus on complex cross-border matters, regulatory and compliance advisory and dispute resolution.

“Our expansion to Europe underlines our commitment both to our Japanese clients, in connection with their potential or existing activities in Europe, as well as to our international clients who are taking advantage of increasing opportunities to invest in Asia,” said Nishimura & Asahi managing partner Masaki Hosaka.


“With our firm’s expansion in Asia already well developed, the time has come for us to go to Europe. Our goals include providing seamless support, a closer and more convenient presence and a coordinating point for European clients as they do business in Asia.”