The 2023 Chambers Asia-Pacific guide ranked southgate as one of the top firms in Japan in its Corporate/M&A (Domestic) category, marking the sixth year in a row we have received this honor. The guide also ranks 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).
Sources observe that southgate “have all the experience necessary to handle any M&A deal in Japan or the US,” and that “[t]echnically they are very strong and they also have great client relationships.”
Clients describe Mangyo Kinoshita as “an excellent lawyer, very commercially aware, and . . . well known for his longstanding relationships with many Japanese businesses and investors,” and note that “Eric is thorough, professional, and has a wide background in international law, giving him quick access to cogent hypotheses on any situation we throw at him.”
Details are available at the Chambers Asia-Pacific website: