SCL Nishimura & Asahi Limited


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About Us

The firm first opened a Bangkok office in 2013, under the name Nishimura & Asahi (Thailand) Co., Ltd. In 2019, it drastically expanded its capacity in Thailand through an alliance with one of Thailand’s leading firms, SCL Group. This created SCL Nishimura, one of Thailand’s largest law firms, as well as one of the largest, well-resourced, and most diverse international business law practices in Southeast Asia. SCL Nishimura comprises over 100 lawyers and professional staff providing top-quality legal and business advisory services. Following the alliance, SCL Nishimura has a significantly larger support structure, thereby establishing a stronger presence in the Thai legal market while also meeting the growing and varied demands for legal services throughout Southeast Asia.

As of April 5, 2021, with the completion of the amalgamation of SCL Nishimura Group and our existing Bangkok office, the office is now known as SCL Nishimura & Asahi Ltd.

The Highest Global Standards:
The firm prides itself on combining the highest global standards with local expertise, providing high-quality legal services that promote and protect its clients’ interests. The firm’s most senior lawyers have career histories that exceed 40 years in providing services to a diverse clientele base. The firm is professional and pragmatic, analytical and creative, rigorous, and open to new ideas. SCL Nishimura & Asahi believe that, by combining its wealth of experience with strong teamwork, it can serve its clients both efficiently and professionally. The firm consciously and rigorously observes a high standard of professionalism, integrity and ethics.

Cutting-Edge Business Issues:
The firm works with prominent domestic and Japanese as well as global corporations, to find novel solutions for their most innovative changes and disruptive challenges.

Commitment To Excellence:
Through the enhancement of professional and organisational synergies — a result of the firm’s expansion — an unprecedented level of client service is made possible in highly specialised and complex areas of commercial law. The firm understands its clients’ growing needs and its fully integrated team of lawyers and professional staff are proud to share the same fundamental philosophy: An uncompromising commitment to excellence.

International Presence:
Headquartered in Tokyo, Nishimura & Asahi has four domestic offices in Japan and fourteen overseas offices, in Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Dubai, Frankfurt/Düsseldorf, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, New York, Singapore, Taipei, Yangon, and Hong Kong.

Practice Areas:
¦ M&A
¦ Corporate
¦ Banking/Finance
¦ Real Estate
¦ Restructuring & Insolvency
¦ Dispute Resolution
¦ Intellectual Property
¦ Corporate Crisis Management
¦ Competition Law/Antitrust Law
¦ Taxation & Customs
¦ Securities
¦ International Trade
¦ Employment/Labour
¦ Consumer Law
¦ International Trade
¦ Wealth Management
¦ Public Interest Activites
¦ Natural Resources & Energy
¦ IT/Media/Entertainment
¦ Life Science/Healthcare
¦ Technology
¦ Digital Transformation (DX)/Digital Innovation
¦ Expatriate Services

Rep/Contact Info

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Timothy Harney
Senior Operating Officer
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Hideshi Obara
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Christopher Osborne
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Rajen Ramiah
Business Development Manager
Dr. Apinya Sarntikasem
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Jirapong Sriwat
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Chavalit Uttasart