Morrison & Foerster was recognized as the Japan International Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards, held in Hong Kong on February 1. This marks the sixth year in a row that Morrison & Foerster has received this award and the seventh time in the eight years that the award has been presented.
Based on industry research and client feedback, the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards celebrate the work of domestic and international law firms in the region. Firms are evaluated on the quality of their work over the past 12 months and their dedication to client service.
Chambers has repeatedly recognized Morrison & Foerster with more Band 1 practice rankings than any other international firm in Japan, including:
Clients cited Morrison & Foerster as one of the “best law firms among the international firms, with well-known antitrust lawyers.”
Chambers recognized Morrison & Foerster as a leader in the M&A market, with demonstrated expertise in big-ticket, cross-border M&A transactions.
Clients reported that they continually feel “well represented” throughout transactions and are satisfied with the firm’s “excellent outcomes.”
Chambers noted that Morrison & Foerster’s dispute resolution team is known for its “speedy support” and “particular strength” in IP and technology disputes.
Chambers recognized Morrison & Foerster’s “top-league” IP group known for its work across contentious and non-contentious issues, trade secrets disputes, and expertise in monetizing IP portfolios.
“They are a top-tier firm, especially in the real estate field,” stated one client in Chambers-Asia Pacific. “They are one of the go-to firms in Japan.”