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News Dec 25, 2014

Ikeda Earns Highest-Ever Ranking for Non-Japanese Firm Lawyer in Nikkei Survey for Four Consecutive Years

Tokyo Managing Partner Masahisa Ikeda was ranked 3rd in Japan—the highest ranking ever earned in this survey by a lawyer from a non-Japanese firm for four consecutive years—in the "foreign law" category of the Annual Survey of Leading Lawyers by Nikkei.

The Nikkei survey, which is Japan’s most authoritative ranking of lawyers, is compiled based on voting among lawyers and business institutions in Japan. Ikeda’s selection as the highest-ranked lawyer from a non-Japanese firm is particularly significant because the voting process gives lawyers from the bigger local firms a competitive advantage.