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Head of Overseas Office (Singapore Office)

Hisashi Hara

Hisashi Hara

Admitted to bar

1975, Japan

Languages

Japanese and English

Contact

Contact this Lawyer

TEL : +65-6654-1761(Singapore), +81-3-6889-7112(Tokyo)
FAX : +65-6654-1770(Singapore), +81-3-6889-8112(Tokyo)

Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Real Estate Transactions, J-REITs, International Arbitration, General Corporate, Corporate Governance, Risk and Crisis Management/Compliance, Banking, Asia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam

Biography

Hisashi Hara is the Chairman of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. His principal practice areas include a variety of transnational and domestic transactions with emphasis on real estate acquisition, development, financing and securitization, M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructuring.

Mr. Hara graduated with an LL.B. from the University of Tokyo in 1972 and joined Nagashima & Ohno in 1975. He received an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1980 and trained at Arnold & Porter's Washington, D.C. office from 1980 to 1981. He became a partner in 1983. In 1991, he became managing partner of Nagashima & Ohno, and in 2000, managing partner of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. Since January 2006, he has been the Chairman of the firm.

Auditor of JPMorgan Securities Japan Co., Ltd. (March 2008 - December 2015)
Auditor of Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (March 2012 - present)
IPBA Jurisdictional Council Member (May 2003 - May 2009)
Chairman of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association Japan (January 2009 - January 2013)
A member of the External Evaluation Committee of Sophia Law School (April 2004 - present)
A member of the Japanese American Society for Legal Studies (September 2004 - present)
A member of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives (October 2003 - December 2012)
Board member of the Japan Association of Arbitrators (October 2005 - March 2011)
Executive committee member of the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL) (February 2007 - August 2009)
A member of the management committee of the University of Tokyo Foundation (July 2007 - March 2009)
A member of the administrative council of the University of Tokyo (April 2006 - March 2008)

Mr. Hara was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2011 by Chambers & Partners.

Education/Professional Experience

1972

The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

1975

Nagashima & Ohno (currently Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu)

1980

Harvard Law School (LL.M.)

1980-1981

Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington, D.C.

1983-2012

Partner, Nagashima & Ohno (currently Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu)

2013-present

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu Singapore LLP

Seminars

April 18, 2013

Seminars

Hear from the Managing Partners:
Key trends or challenges in the Asia-Pacific (AP) legal market

December 9, 2010

Seminars

Who knows what the Future Holds? Risk and In-House Counsel

December 3, 2009

Seminars

Panel Discussion "Fighting the dollar deficit: active ways that in-house counsel can reduce costs and pro-actively add value" (Hisashi Hara)
Practice Area Workshop "Patent Exhaustion in Japan" (Ryoichi Mimura)

December 11, 2008

Seminars

Managing the In-House Team to Get the Best Out of External Counsel

March 15, 2006

Seminars

Challenges in improving corporate governance (Hisashi Hara)
New company law of Japan and its possible impactsKey M&A trends in Asia-Pacific (Hiroshi mitoma)

Topics

March 3, 2017

Awards

High evaluation received in the 2018 Edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"

February 29, 2016

Awards

High evaluation received in the 2017 Edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"

May 28, 2015

Awards

High evaluation received in the 2016 Edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"

March 17, 2015

Awards

NO&T recognized by Chambers Global 2015

October 17, 2014

Awards

High evaluation from Best Lawyers in the Fifth Edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"

March 17, 2014

Awards

NO&T receives high evaluation in Chambers Global 2014

April 17, 2013

Awards

High evaluation from "Best Lawyers 2013"

March 15, 2013

Awards

NO&T receives high evaluation in Chambers Global 2013

March 7, 2013

Awards

NO&T receives high evaluation in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013

December 14, 2012

Awards

NO&T receives high evaluation in PLC Which lawyer? (Employment and employee benefits / Environment / Life sciences / Real estate)