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Morrison & Foerster Recognized in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022

13 Jan 2022

Morrison & Foerster has received 35 practice area rankings and 183 individual recognitions across Japan, China, Hong Kong and Singapore in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 guide.

The firm received 9 Tier 1 practice area recognitions, including the following:

  • 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: Real Estate and Construction: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Japan: TMT: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • China: Private Equity: Foreign Firms
  • China: TMT: Foreign Firms
  • Singapore: White-Collar Crime: Foreign Firms

Of the individual recognitions received in the 2022 edition, 10 individuals were recognized with the Hall of Fame designation and 17 individuals were named as Leading Lawyers.

Hall of Fame:

  • Dale Caldwell, Japan: Projects and Energy: International Firms and Joint Ventures         
  • Michael Graffagna, Japan: Projects and Energy: International Firms and Joint Ventures  
  • Joshua Isenberg, Japan: Real Estate and Construction: International Firms and Joint Ventures     
  • Max Olson, Japan: Dispute Resolution: International Firms and Joint Ventures; and Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Theodore Seltzer, Japan: Real Estate and Construction: International Firms and Joint Ventures    
  • Ken Siegel, Japan: Corporate and M&A: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Gary Smith, Japan: Corporate and M&A: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Stanley Yukevich, Japan: Corporate and M&A: International Firms and Joint Ventures   
  • Gordon Milner, Hong Kong: TMT

Leading Lawyers:

  • Rony Gerrits, Japan: Antitrust and Competition: International Firms and Joint Ventures  
  • Masato Hayakawa, Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms and Joint Ventures; and Japan: TMT: International Firms and Joint Ventures  
  • Kenji Hosokawa, Japan: Capital Markets: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Randy Laxer, Japan: Corporate and M&A: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Ruomu Li, Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms
  • Jason Nelms, Singapore: Investment Funds: Foreign Firms
  • Fuyuo Mitomi, Japan: Capital Markets: International Firms and Joint Ventures   
  • Masahiro Shiga, Japan: Real Estate and Construction: International Firms and Joint Ventures      
  • Louise Stoupe, Japan: Dispute Resolution: International Firms and Joint Ventures          
  • Akihiro Wani, Japan: Banking and Finance: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Jeremy White, Japan: Corporate and M&A: International Firms and Joint Ventures         
  • Chie Yakura, Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Chuan Sun, China: TMT: Foreign Firms
  • Marcia Ellis, Hong Kong: Private Equity
  • Daniel Levison, Singapore: White-Collar Crime: Foreign Firms 

The firm also received 11 Next Generation Partner and six Rising Star designations.

Next Generation Partners:          

  • Akira Irie, Japan: Dispute Resolution: International Firms and Joint Ventures; and Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms and Joint Ventures             
  • Junichi Kurokoshi, Japan: Real Estate and Construction: International Firms and Joint Ventures  
  • Yuka Teraguchi, Japan: Dispute Resolution: International Firms and Joint Ventures; and Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Ruomu Li, China: Private Equity: Foreign Firms; and Life Sciences and Healthcare: Foreign Firms
  • Lip Kian Ang, Singapore: Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms  
  • Maria Steeples, Singapore: Insurance: Foreign Firms     
  • Yemi Tépé, Singapore: Banking and Finance: Foreign Firms   

Rising Stars:

  • Sheryl Janet George, Singapore: White-Collar Crime: Foreign Firms
  • Seth Graham, Japan: TMT: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Richard Ji, China: Private Equity: Foreign Firms
  • Tian Zhou, China: Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms 
  • Xuezi Dan, China: Data Protection: Foreign Firms 

As one of the preeminent law firms in Asia, Morrison & Foerster provides integrated local and U.S. law 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 nearly 40 years. The Singapore office, which opened in 2013, features lawyers with many years of experience in South and Southeast Asia and has recently been named by Legal 500 as Law Firm of the Year, 2020 and 2021.

To view the complete list of Morrison & Foerster’s rankings in the 2022 edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific, please visit the publication’s website.

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