Japan’s Asahi Koma Law Office has lost its second corporate partner in just three months, this time to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Nobuo Nakata yesterday (February 2) moved to Tokyo-based joint venture Freshfields Law Office. In November, Asahi Koma lost corporate partner Satoshi Karashima to Latham & Watkins.
Nakata will be joining Freshfields other new recruit Akihito Katayma from Atsumi & Partners. Both partners’ appointments mean Freshfields now has five bengoshi partners, including local managing partner Naoki Kinami, who is joint US-Japanese qualified.