Hibiya-Nakata is a new type of law firm founded by Nobuo Nakata in 2012 to respond to the new market trend and demands. Hibiya-Nakata is a small M&A boutique law firm with global network and international standard of practice and quality. Mr. Nakata had participated in the global management of the corporate practice of Allen & Overy as a board member of the Global Corporate Board, and had established and led the M&A practice in Tokyo Office. Making use of all these experiences, Mr. Nakata started Hibiya-Nakata in such unique setup.
Hibiya-Nakata specializes in advising Japanese companies on their Japanese out-bound M&A transactions and international companies on their Japanese in-bound M&A transactions with close cooperation with affiliated foreign local firms in plural global networks (such as that of Allen & Overy), which cover more than 100 countries worldwide (please refer to “Our Practice” section for more details). Our selected small number of Japanese Bengoshi team manages the overall transaction by effectively collaborating with excellent foreign local team fully in accordance with the client’s strategic plan and intention. As a result, the client could enjoy the most efficient and smooth execution of the transaction as if he were moving his own arms and legs.As a result, Hibiya-Nakata is highly recognized by International media. Foundation of Hibiya-Nakata was featured in the legal Market Overview in Japan in Legal 500, 2013 Edition, and Hibiya-Nakata was selected as a recommended firm in Corporate and M&A – Independent local firms (Japan) by Legal 500 (Asia Pacific 2017’s guide to outstanding lawyers), highly recommended firm in Asialaw Profiles (2017 and 2018 Edition), recommended firm in IFLR1000 (2017 edition), “M&A Law Firm of the Year – Japan 2013”, “M&A Law Firm of the Year – Japan 2014” and “Best for Japanese Outbound M&A 2015 “ by Acquisition Internal, “Cross Border M&A Law Firm of the Year in Japan” two years in a row in the 2016 and 2017 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award by Corporate ITNL, M&A Law Firm of the Year – Japan as well as Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year – Japan by Corporate LiveWire (Global Awards 2017), Mergers & Acquisitions – Law Firm of the Year – Japan by Finance Monthly Law Awards 2017, Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firm of the Year – Japan by Finance Monthly Global Awards 2017, Cross Border M&A Law Firm of the Year in Japan – 2017 by Global Law Experts, Boutique M&A Law Firm of the Year – Japan by Corporate Insiders 2017.