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Morrison & Foerster Recognized in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020

16 Jan 2020

Following the firm’s impressive Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020 rankings last month, Morrison & Foerster has received 30 practice area rankings and 112 individual recognitions across Japan, China, Hong Kong and Singapore in the 2020 edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Highlighting the complex and innovative work of our lawyers, the firm received 10 Tier 1 practice area recognitions, including:

  • China: Private Equity: Foreign Firms
  • China: TMT: Foreign Firms
  • Japan: Antitrust and Competition: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Japan: Corporate and M&A: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Japan: Dispute Resolution: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Japan: Projects and Energy: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Japan: Real Estate and Construction: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Japan: TMT: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Singapore: Insurance: Foreign Firms

Of the 112 individual recognitions received in the 2020 edition, 25 of these were Leading Lawyer designations spanning a number of practice areas and offices.

  • Akihiro Wani, Japan: Banking and Finance: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Chie Yakura, Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Chuan Sun, China: TMT: Foreign Firms
  • Dale Caldwell, Japan: Projects and Energy: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Fuyuo Mitomi, Japan: Capital Markets: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Gary Smith, Japan: Corporate and M&A: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Gordon Milner, Hong Kong: TMT
  • Jake Robson, Singapore: Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms
  • Joshua Isenberg, Japan: Real Estate and Construction: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Kei Amemiya, Japan: Antitrust and Competition Law: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Ken Siegel, Japan: Corporate and M&A: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Kenji Hosokawa, Japan: Capital Markets: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Louise Stoupe, Japan: Dispute Resolution: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Marcia Ellis, Hong Kong: Private Equity
  • Masahiro Shiga, Japan: Real Estate and Construction: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Masato Hayakawa, Japan: TMT: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Max Olson, Japan: Dispute Resolution: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Michael Graffagna, Japan: Projects and Energy: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Robert Hollingshead, Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Sherry Yin, China: Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms
  • Stanley Yukevich, Japan: Corporate and M&A: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Theodore Seltzer, Japan: Real Estate and Construction: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Thomas Chou, China: Private Equity: Foreign Firms
  • Venantius Tan, Hong Kong: Capital Markets (Equity)

We also received seven Next Generation Partner designations.

  • Akira Irie, Japan: Dispute Resolution: International Firms and Joint Ventures; and Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Maria Steeples, Singapore: Insurance: Foreign Firms
  • Mori Inada, Japan: Real Estate and Construction: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Yemi Tépé, Singapore: Banking and Finance: Foreign Firms
  • Yuka Teraguchi, Japan: Dispute Resolution: International Firms and Joint Ventures; and Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms and Joint Ventures

Three attorneys were recognized as Rising Stars.

  • Lip Kian Ang, Singapore: Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms
  • Nick Davies, Singapore: Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms
  • Seth Graham, Japan: TMT: International Firms and Joint Ventures

As one of the preeminent law firms in Asia, Morrison & Foerster provides integrated local law and U.S. advice. The Tokyo office is now the largest office in Japan of any global firm and one of the largest law firms in Japan, domestic or international. With offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, the firm has a strong presence in China, handling major matters in the region for more than 35 years. The Singapore office, which opened in 2013, features lawyers with many years of experience in South and Southeast Asia.

To view the complete list of Morrison & Foerster’s rankings in the 2020 edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific, please visit the publication’s website.

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