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13 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in ‘Best Lawyers in Japan’ 2025 Edition

TOKYO April 18, 2024 – Thirteen attorneys from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Tokyo office were recognized in the 15th edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan and third edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan.

Akihiro Wani is recognized on the “Lawyer of the Year” list for Structured Finance Law. This award is presented to a single lawyer in each practice area and geographic region each edition.

Inclusion in these guides is based on peer reviews of the attorneys’ professional abilities provided by colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area, according to the Best Lawyers website. The Best Lawyers in Japan recognizes attorneys who have been in private practice for 10 or more years, while Ones to Watch highlights attorneys who are earlier in their careers.

The following Greenberg Traurig attorneys are recognized in the 15th edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan:

  • Mori Inada – Real Estate Law
  • Yuko Ino – Real Estate Law
  • Ayako Kawano – Hospitality and Tourism Law; Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Real Estate Law
  • Joseph Kim – Project Finance and Development Practice
  • Yuji Ogiwara – Litigation
  • Koichiro Ohashi – Banking and Finance Law; Capital Markets Law; Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Investment and Investment Funds; Private Equity, Private Funds and Venture Capital Law
  • Joel H. Rothstein – Real Estate Law
  • Akihiro Wani – Banking and Finance Law; Capital Markets Law; Derivatives; Financial Institution Regulatory Law; Structured Finance Law
  • Mizuho Yama – Real Estate Law

The following Greenberg Traurig attorneys are recognized in the third edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan:

About Greenberg Traurig’s Asia Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Asia Practice regularly represents companies throughout China, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan in their business dealings in the United States and abroad. The firm also advises U.S. and European companies engaging in transactions throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Attorneys provide strategic advice and legal services in connection with mergers and acquisitions, financings and securitization activities, intellectual property, trade and governmental strategies, international dispute resolution, infrastructure and project finance, export controls, and business immigration issues. The practice brings together attorneys based in the firm’s Shanghai, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo offices along with numerous multilingual attorneys from across Greenberg Traurig’s global organization with experience handling client matters in Asia.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2750 attorneys in 47 locations in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 500. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 6.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab. The firm is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: