Morrison & Foerster Recognized In Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021.

Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific

22 January 2021
 

Morrison & Foerster has received 31 practice area rankings and 135 individual recognitions across Japan, China, Hong Kong and Singapore in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 guide.
 

The firm received nine 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 2021 edition, nine individuals were recognized with the Hall of Fame designation across 10 practice areas and 13 individuals were named as Leading Lawyers across 14 practices areas.
 

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

  • 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

  • Venantius Tan, Hong Kong: Capital Markets (Equity)   

  • Daniel Levison, Singapore: White-Collar Crime: Foreign Firms 
     

The firm also received eight Next Generation Partner recognitions across 10 practice areas and four 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

  • Lucy Lu, China: Corporate and M&A: 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:
 

  • Seth Graham, Japan: TMT: International Firms and Joint Ventures

  • Richard Ji, China: Private Equity: Foreign Firms

  • Alice Li, China: Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms    

  • Tian Zhou, China: Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms 
     

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 2021 edition of Legal 500 Asia Pacific, please visit the publication’s website.