Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi has merged with Thai SCL Law Group to form SCL Nishimura.

The Tokyo-based firm purchased all outstanding shares in SCL, Thailand’s sixth-largest law firm, from its management team.

The new firm has approximately 70 lawyers, 63 joining from SCL and the remainder joining from the Bangkok office of Nishimura & Asahi.

This merger is the second Japanese-Thai law firm tie-up after Mori Hamada & Matsumoto acquired Chandler Thong-ek in 2017 to form Chandler MHM.