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
AsiaWise Technology KK, Managing Director
Keio University, LL.B. (1999)
Columbia University School of Law, LL.M. (2008)
2001 Joined Nishimura & Asahi
2008-2009 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York
2009-2010 Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A.Shroff & Co., New Delhi
2010-2011 MITSUI & CO. (ASIA PACIFIC) PTE LTD., Singapore
2012-2016 Co-representative of Nishimura & Asahi's Singapore Office
2017 Left Nishimura & Asahi
AsiaWise Cross-Border Consulting Singapore Pte. Ltd., Managing Director
Patent, Design, Trade Mark Prosecution and Patent, Design, Trade Mark Litigation
India Legal Team
Wadhwa Law Offices, Managing Partner
Attorney at Law (India)
Supreme Court of India Bar Association
Bar Council of Delhi
Court of India
2016 Founding Partner Wadhwa Law Offices
2018 Became Associate Firm of AsiaWise
AsiaWise Legal Japan, Partner
Tokyo Metropolitan University, J.D. (2009)
2019 Joined AsiaWise Group
Certified Public Accountant (Japan)
Certified Public Tax Accountant (Japan)
Japanese, English, Chinese (Mandarin)
AsiaWise Legal Japan, Counsel
Attorney at Law (Japan, 2011/New York, 2016)
Achika Iwanaga is qualified to practice in Japan and New York and has over seven years’ experience in the banking and finance services and tech industry as in-house counsel. Before joining AsiaWise, she has also advised and represented many multi-national companies on cross boarder M&A, structured finance, and compliance matters across a variety of sectors including financial institutions, real estate investment funds, payment companies, manufactures and retailers. Achika is enthusiastic about advising and supporting clients on cross border matters, and with her extensive experience in corporate laws and regulations, joined AsiaWise in 2023.
Keio University Law School J.D. (2008)
Columbia University School of Law, LL.M. (2015)
1999-2005 J.P. Morgan Securities, Tokyo
2012-2013 Paul Hasting LLP, Tokyo
2015-2022 Nomura Securities Co. Ltd.
2022 Joined a startup company as Director of Legal and Compliance
2023 Joined AsiaWise
Wadhwa Law Offices, Partner
NALSAR University of Law (B.A. L.L.B (Hons))
2008 Joined India Associate Office of Jones Day
2014 Joined SAMVĀD: Partners
2019 Joined Wadhwa Law Offices. Set up Bangalore office
English, Hindi & Kannada
Lisse KK, Managing Director
Guangjia Justin Jiang
Team Greater China, Leader
AsiaWise Legal Japan, External Counsel
Nagoya University, LL.B. (2019)
New York University, Visiting Scholar (2017-18)
Cantonese, English, Japanese, & Mandarin
AsiaWise Legal Japan, Associate
Attorney at Law (Japan, 2019)
He qualified as a lawyer in December 2019. He then worked at a law firm in Tokyo for 3 years. He has a wealth of experience in domestic litigation matters.
Having previously worked in the legal department of a company handling international matters, he joined AsiaWise Law Office to work on cross-border matters that would support Japanese companies in their overseas expansions. At the same time, he is also currently involved in a legal tech company, Lisse Corporation, where he works on contract review on a daily basis.
Meiji University Faculty of Law, LL.B. (2010)
Keio University Graduate School of Law, J.D. (2014)
2023 Joined AsiaWise Group
Attorney at Law (Japan, 2018)
Attorney at Law (Japan, 2022)
Aya Uemura worked at district publicprosecutors offices in Tokyo and Okayama as a public prosecutor. In 2022, she decidedto change her career path and registered as a lawyer in order to support Japanese companies in the fields of Asian legal affairs that she learned when
she was a student.
Kobe University, LL.B. (2015)
Kobe University Law School, J.D. (2018)
2019-2021 a public prosecutor at Tokyodistrict public prosecutors office
2021 a public prosecutor at Okayamadistrict public prosecutors office
2022 Joined AsiaWise Group
Churan Zhang joined AsiaWise Group in order to continue to create new possibilities for himself by combining practical experience and academic knowledge, while challenging himself to practice in the cross-border area. He is willing to provide high quality legal services to clients, while demonstrating his expertise in the future.
Nanzan University, Faculty of Policy Studies (2014)
Nagoya University Graduate School of Law, Master's Program in Law (2018)
Nagoya University Graduate School of Law, Doctoral Program in Law (2022)
Daido University, Lecturer (The Constitution of Japan) (2021-2022)
National Institute of Technology, Toyota College, Lecturer (The Constitution of Japan) (2021-2022)
Japanese, English, Chinese
Our camps in Asia Region
Base Camp in Japan
AsiaWise Legal Japan (AsiaWise法律事務所)
(JP: 〒105-6415 東京都港区虎ノ門1-17-1 虎ノ門ヒルズビジネスタワー15階)
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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