AsiaWise Group is established as “Cross-Border Professional Firm from Asia.”
AsiaWise is a cross-border multi disciplinary firm focusing on serving clients in the Asian region. We collaborate across Japan, India and Singapore to deliver high quality services to clients keeping in mind local sensitivities and cultural practices. Our roots and our focus is on Asia.
At AsiaWise, we assist our clients in areas of law, intellectual property and risk management. Our team has worked across businesses, practice areas and countries to provide actionable resolution to complex business problems. The services we offer are innovative, effective and tailor made to client needs.
Unlike traditional network firms, our professionals work as a single integrated team, allowing clients to focus on business, while we anticipate, manage and resolve their needs. As a cross-border Firm, we strive to act as a bridge between regions.
Asiawise is a coined word combining Asia and -wise. This word represents our wish to harmonize Asian wisdom. Asia was never one and will not be one. However, because of the differences we have, we can encounter other values, and we can create synergies. AsiaWise Group hopes to realize a society, where people are connected beyond borders, where mutual understanding and respect is cherished between “you” and “us.” While keeping our aspiration high, we are committed to provide professional service in our daily practice.
We realize the following values as the first Asian cross-border law firm
We contribute to an integration of the economies, nation states and people for Asia from the legal aspect
Cross Border Lawyer
Representative of Japan Office, Co-Founder of AsiaWise Group
Kotaro Kubo has been located abroad for nine years (U.S.A., India, and Singapore). With his professional experience, he specializes in matters related to India, Singapore, and other Southeast Asian countries, which include M&A, crisis management (compliance work), and dispute matters.
AdmittedJapan (2001)Registered Foreign Lawyer in Singapore (2011)
EducationKeio University, LL.B. (1999)Columbia University School of Law, LL.M. (2008)
Professional Experience2001 Joined Nishimura & Asahi2008-2009 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York2009-2010 Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A.Shroff & Co., New Delhi2010-2011 MITSUI & CO. (ASIA PACIFIC) PTE LTD., Singapore2012-2016 Co-representative of Nishimura & Asahi's Singapore Office2017 Left Nishimura & Asahi
2018- Established AsiaWise Group
Japanese, English (Hindi but थोड़ा थोड़ा )
Cross Border IP Expert
Co-Founder of AsiaWise Group
Yoshinori Oku has been located abroad for 5 years (India and Singapore). With his professional experience, he specializes in matters related to India and ASEAN which include Patent prosecution, Design prosecution, Trade Mark prosecution, Patent litigation, Raid Action.
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering (2000)
Other Professional Experience
2000-2005 Join Matsushita Electric Industrial Corporation (present Panasonic Co. Ltd.); Intellectual Property Development Center
2006-2011 License Center of Panasonic headquarter
2012 Establishment of felicite Patent Professional Corporation
2013 Establishment of felicite IP consulting India Pvt Ltd
2013 Establishment of felicite IP consulting Singapore Pte Ltd
2018 Establishment of AsiaWise Group
Patent, Design, Trade Mark Prosecution and Patent, Design, Trade Mark Litigation
Chair of India PracticeSupreme Court of India Bar AssociationBar Council of Delhi
Co-Founder of AsiaWise Group
Mr. Wadhwa has over twelve years of professional experience in cross border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate financings, private equity transactions, joint ventures, securities & commercial litigation, corporate governance and risk management. Mr. Wadhwa has originated and lead complex transactions as well as advised clients on managing & resolving disputes. Before setting up Wadhwa Law Offices, he worked with the associate office of Jones Day in India.
Law Clerk to Justice P. P Naolekar of the SupremeCourt of India
Pune University – BSL. LLB
2006 Joined Associate Office of Jones Day2016 Founding Partner Wadhwa Law Offices2018 Became Associate Firm of AsiaWise
English, Hindi & Punjabi
Partner of Associate Firm in India
Bar Council of Delhi
Deepayan has over ten years of professional experience and focuses and specializes in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity and general corporate matters. Deepayan has experience in representing both, buy and sell side in transactions and regularly advises and counsels board of directors, senior management and owners of international and domestic companies on corporate governance, new policy, and strategic initiatives as well as corporate social responsibility. Before co-founding Wadhwa Law Offices, Deepayan has worked with leading international and domestic law firms.
NALSAR University of Law (B.A. LL.B (Hons))
2008 Joined Associate office of Jones Day
2011 Joined AZB & Partners
2016 Founding Partner Wadhwa Law Offices
2018 Became Associate Firm of AsiaWise
English, Hindi, Oriya & Tamil
Wadhwa Law Offices, Bangalore officeChair of PE & VC Practice in IndiaBar Council of Delhi
Adarsh is a senior member of Wadhwa Law Offices and heads Bangalore office and the Private Equity & Venture Capital practice in India. Adarsh has over eight years of professional experience and focuses on venture capital funding; strategic investments; domestic and inbound acquisitions; regulatory and technology matters. Before joining Wadhwa Law Offices, Adarsh has worked with leading international and domestic law firms.
EducationNALSAR University of Law (B.A. L.L.B (Hons))
Professional Experience2008 Joined India Associate Office of Jones Day2014 Joined SAMVĀD: Partners2019 Joined Wadhwa Law Offices. Set up Bangalore office
LanguageEnglish, Hindi & Kannada
Yoshinori Sato has eight years of experience as a lawyer. He worked at a middle size law firm in Tokyo before he joined us. He will be seconded to Wadhwa Law Offices (associate firm of AsiaWise Group in India) in Delhi/Gurugram this year and will work exclusively on the Indian matters.
Tohoku University, LL.B. (2004)Tokyo Metropolitan University, J.D. (2009)
2010 Joined domestic law firm in Tokyo2019 Joined AsiaWise Group
Data Practice Leader
Mitsuhisa Watanabe previously worked in law offices which focused on corporate dispute resolution and general corporate law including M&A. His court experience includes handling litigation, provisional attachment, provisional dispositions, bankruptcy and liquidation, and tax litigation. He is also engaged in legal issues regarding data business and AI.
Kyoto University, LL.B. (2008)
Kyoto University School of law, J.D. (2011)
2012-2019 Joined law firms in Tokyo2019 Joined AsiaWise Group
Miki Fujita has represented international and domestic clients in litigation and arbitration with respect to transactions between Japanese companies and foreign companies, among others, located in Southeast Asian countries and African countries.
Based on the experience above, she specializes in international commercial litigation and arbitration as well as dispute avoidance with respect to transactions between Japanese companies and foreign companies, among others, located in Southeast Asian countries and African countries.
2001 The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
2007 Duke University School of Law (LL.M.)
2001 Joined Nishimura & Asahi
2004-2006 Deputy Secretary-General of the Japan Association of Arbitrators
2005-2006 Deputy Secretary-General of the ADR Center of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations
2007-2008 Seconded to Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York
2013 Partner at Nishimura & Asahi
2018 Left Nishimura & Asahi
2019 Joined AsiaWise, Incorporation of a company for legal-tech services
Mugiko Ashiwa has two years of experience as a judge at a district court in Japan. She decided to change her career path to be a cross border lawyer and has registered as a lawyer in 2018. Currently she works on general corporate matters such as M&A, JV and crisis management issues at our Tokyo office.
Keio University, LL.B. (2012)
Keio University Law School, J.D. (2014)
2016-2018 an Assistant Judge at Gifu District Court
2018 Joined AsiaWise Group
Japanese, English, German (Swiss German)
Guangjia Justin Jiang
Leader, Team Greater China
Guangjia Justin Jiang is a legal professional with experience in transactional law in jurisdictions including Japan, China PR, and the state of New York. At AsiaWise Legal, he strives to change the game for cross-border entrepreneurs under the motif - why "play away" when we can "play home" across the globe with the right-minded legal support.
EducationNagoya University, LL.B. (2019)New York University, Visiting Scholar (2017-18)
LanguageJapanese, English, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese)
Haruka Koga worked at legal department of Kansai Electric Power Co.,Inc. as an in-house lawyer and engaged in overseas investment projects. She decided to join AsiaWise Group in order to experience more cross-border projects and assist Japanese companies.
Osaka University, LL.B. (2014)
Osaka University Law School, J.D. (2016)
2018-2020 Joined Kansai Electric Power Co.,Inc.
2020 Joined AsiaWise Group
Shogo Matsumura worked at a middle size law firm in Tokyo as a lawyer. He determined to be a cross border lawyer and begun to work at our Tokyo office since 2019. Currently he works on general corporate matters.
Waseda University, LL.B. (2014)
Waseda University Law School, J.D. (2016)
2018-2019 Joined law firm in Tokyo
2019 Joined AsiaWise Group
Masaki Nakatsuka worked at a law firm in Tokyo as a lawyer and was mainly responsible for a wide range of litigation cases in Japan.
He joined AsiaWise Group in order to realize his long-cherished dream to be a cross border lawyer especially in the field of Asia. Now, he handles projects that support Japanese companies doing business with Asian and other overseas companies. Also involved in the legal tech company Lisse Inc.
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, LL.B. (2007)
University of Tokyo, School of Law, J.D. (2011)
2018-2020 Joined law firm in Tokyo
Yosuke Tanaka has ten years of experience in Intellectual Property, both in-house and firm in Japan and Singapore. He focuses on patent drafting, patent search, IP portfolio management in Southeast Asia and India. He has experiences especially in technical fields of mechanics, electronics, information and communication technology (ICT).
Kyoto University, Bachelor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (2004)Kyoto University, Master in Electronics Engineering (2006)National University of Singapore, Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (2011)
2006 Joined Philips Intellectual Property & Standard (Japan)2011 Joined Patrick Mirandah Co. (Currently known as Mirandah Asia) (Singapore)2014 Joined Spruson & Ferguson (Singapore)2019 Joined AsiaWise Group
Yuhei Yokoyama has professionally experienced as a lawyer in a law firm in Tokyo and he has been seconded to a consulting firm, Corporate Catalyst India (CCI), in 2018. Currently he works on cross-border issues mainly in India including setting up, compliances and other corporate consultancies for Japanese companies in India at our Tokyo office.
Keio University Law School, J.D. (2015)
2017 Joined law firm in Tokyo
2018 Joined AsiaWise Group and seconded to Corporate Catalyst India
2019 Started working at our Tokyo office
Our camps in Asia Region
Base Camp in Japan
AsiaWise Legal Japan (AsiaWise法律事務所)
Base Camp in India
Wadhwa Law Offices*
*Associate Firm in India
Wadhwa Law Offices Bangalore*
Base Camp in Singapore
AsiaWise Cross-Border Consulting Singapore Pte. Ltd.
*Our Singapore office is not qualified to provide any local or foreign legal service, as it is a consulting firm.
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