White & Case has been awarded 'Best Law Firm – Japan' in the 2012 AsianInvestor Service Provider Awards, announced today. AsianInvestor is a monthly magazine providing authoritative commentary to institutional investors, distributors of investment products, investment managers and the service providers to these groups.
This is the 7th consecutive year that White & Case has been honoured with an AsianInvestor Service Provider Award. In 2011, the Firm picked up 'Best Law Firm for Alternative Assets, Asia'.
White & Case's Tokyo Financial Services Group is led by partner, Christopher Wells, who said: "We are delighted to have won this award for 2012 on the back of what has been a tumultuous year for the investment funds industry in Japan. With more than 25 years' in the business and a terrific team on the ground here, we are all very happy indeed with this recognition."
The Firm's Tokyo-based group is supported by a global network of funds experts, including lawyers in Hong Kong, Singapore, New York, Washington DC, London, Brussels and Abu Dhabi; as well as by local teams with expertise in real estate, tax and employment law. When you combine these elements with the group's Japanese, English and US law capability in Japan, it is a comprehensive client offering.