Sidley establishes Tokyo JV

Law firm Sidley Austin Brown & Wood has established a Tokyo-based joint venture with a group of lawyers led by Tomoo Nishikawa.

In a bid to enhance its visibility and scope of its work in Japan, Sidley has tied up with Tomoo Nishikawa, a prominent Japanese bengoshi practising international financing and corporate law. With the new venture and he addition of four other bengoshi, Sidley will significantly expand its Tokyo capacity and expects to have 25 Japanese and international lawyers based in the capital within two years.

However, consistent with Japanese regulations regarding joint ventures with US law firms, the Japanese lawyers will operate under the name Nishikawa Partners, as a registered associated office of Sidley, Austin, Brown Wood.

Prior to joining Sidley, Nishikawa was managing partner of Anderson Mori, one of Japan's leading law firms and...

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