Introduction

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 Int’l media.

 Legal 500
・Foundation of Hibiya-Nakata was featured in the “Legal Market Overview” (2013 Edition) in Japan.
・Our firm was selected as a “Recommended Firm” in Corporate and M&A – Independent Local Firms
 - Japan (2013 Edition) in Asia Pacific 2017’s guide to Outstanding Lawyers.
 Asialaw Profiles
・Our firm was selected as a “Highly Recommended Firm” (2017, 2018, 2019).
・Our firm was selected as a “Recommended Firm” (2020).
 IFLR1000
・Our firm was selected as a “Recommended Firm” (2017, 2019, 2020).
 Acquisition Int’l
・Our firm was selected as a “M&A Law Firm of the Year – Japan” (2013, 2014).
・Our firm was selected as a “Best for Japanese Outbound M&A” (2015).
・Our firm was selected as a “Best Boutique M&A Law Firm – Japan” (2018).
 Corporate Int’l – Magazine Global Award
・Our firm was selected as a “Cross Border M&A Law Firm of the Year in Japan” (2016, 2017, 2018,
 2019, 2020).
・Our firm was selected as a “Joint Ventures Law Firm of the Year in Japan” (2020).
・Our firm was selected as a “Foreign Investment Law Firm of the Year in Japan” (2020).
 Corporate LiveWire – Global Award
・Our firm was selected as a “M&A Law Firm of the Year – Japan” (2017).
・Our firm was selected as a “Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year – Japan” (2017).
 Finance Monthly – Law Awards
・Our firm was selected as a “Mergers & Acquisitions – Law Firm of the Year – Japan” (2017).
 Finance Monthly – Global Awards
・Our firm was selected as a “Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firm of the Year – Japan” (2017, 2018).
 Global Law Experts
・Our firm was selected as a “Cross Border M&A Law Firm of the Year in Japan” (2017, 2018).
・Our firm was selected as a “Joint Ventures Law Firm of the Year – Japan” (2019).
・Our firm was selected as a “Foreign Investment Law Firm of the Year – Japan” (2019).
・Our firm was selected as a “International Transactions Law Firm of the Year – Japan” (2019).
 Corporate Insider
・Our firm was selected as a “Boutique M&A Law Firm of the Year – Japan” (2017, 2019).
 Chambers Asia Pacific
・Our firm was selected as a “Leaders in Their Field” (2018).
 AI Magazine – Global Excellence Awards
・Our firm was selected as a “Best Boutique M&A Law Firm – Japan” (2018).
 ACQ5
・Our firm was selected as a “Foreign Investment Law Firm of the Year – Japan” in Law Awards
 (2018).
・Our firm was selected as a “Foreign Investment Law Firm of the Year – Japan” in Global Awards
 (2019).
・Our firm was selected as a “Joint Ventures Law Firm of the Year – Japan” in Global Awards (2019).
 Leaders in Law
・Our firm was selected as a “Cross-Border M&A Firm of the Year in Japan” in Global Awards (2020).

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