The 2022 Chambers Asia-Pacific guide ranked southgate as one of the top firms in Japan in its Corporate/M&A (Domestic) category, marking the fifth year in a row we have received this honor. The guide 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).

A source observes “[a]s a boutique firm they are very hands on, which gives clients direct access to a partner and offers a high level of responsiveness. Our impression is that they are very commercial and offer very good value for money due to their set-up.” A client commented that southgate provides “excellent, top-quality advice with a quick turnaround, ” adding: “[t]hey really care about their clients and go the extra mile.

Clients compliment Mangyo Kinoshita, saying “[h]e is very well known and well connected in the market, and appreciated by his clients for his excellent commercial acumen,” and describe Eric Marcks as “an excellent lawyer” who is “very experienced in handling cross-border matters.”

Details are available at the Chambers Asia-Pacific website: