The 2021 Chambers Asia-Pacific guide ranked southgate as one of the top firms in Japan in its Corporate/M&A (Domestic) category, and also ranked Mangyo Kinoshita among top Japanese lawyers in the category of Corporate/M&A (Domestic) and Eric Marcks among top international lawyers in Japan in the category of Corporate/M&A (International).

Clients observed that southgate provides “excellent, top-quality advice with a quick turnaround” and that “[t]hey really care about their clients and go the extra mile.” Another client described us as “an excellent firm,” noting that the firm “combines the expertise and experience of a large international firm with the hands-on approach of a boutique.”

Clients compliment Mangyo Kinoshita, saying “He understands the relevant laws but always advises from a practical, commercial perspective,” and describe Eric Marcks as “a superb technical lawyer with a very sharp mind” and “also a real pleasure to work with.”

Details are available at the Chambers Asia-Pacific website: