Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu is the First Law Firm in Japan to Adopt Kira Across its Mergers and Acquisitions Practice

Written by: Kira Systems

May 3, 2021

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Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu (NO&T), a leading law firm and the foremost provider of international and commercial legal services in Japan, is using Kira as part of an on-going commitment to deliver innovative and results-oriented legal solutions to clients who seek M&A counsel.

With market leading corporate/M&A expertise, NO&T provides strategic and commercial legal advice to its clients on all aspects of corporate law matters. This includes helping clients manage their day-to-day business operations to representing them in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, commercial contract negotiations and various other types of corporate transactions.

“The introduction of Kira is part of a strategic move to provide world-class services to our clients by expanding the use of the latest technologies,” remarked Fumihide Sugimoto, the firm’s Managing Partner. “We have already introduced a Japanese AI product, MNTSQ, for the review of Japanese documents, and we strongly believe that the further introduction of Kira will greatly improve the efficiency of our legal services, especially our legal due diligence services.”

“By using Kira, we are actually experiencing great improvement in our English document reviews,” said Yasuhiro Kasahara, M&A/Corporate partner who led the software trial process and is using Kira frequently in his practice. “Now our Japanese document review work is assisted by MNTSQ and our English document review work is assisted by Kira. We are confident that we will be able to provide more efficient and better service using these latest AI-based legal technologies.”

The firm has over 500 lawyers, including around 40 experienced attorneys from various jurisdictions outside of Japan, who work together in customized teams to provide clients with the expertise and experience specifically required for each client matter.

“NO&T’s commitment to innovation in its practice will help augment their already exceptional client services,” said Joanna Trimble, CRO at Kira Systems. “We look forward to supporting the firm on its journey towards leveraging advanced tools in legal practice and adopting Kira across its corporate programs.”

NO&T represents domestic and foreign companies and organizations involved in every major industry sector and in every legal service area in Japan. To learn more about the firm, click here.


About Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu is the first integrated full-service law firm in Japan and one of the foremost providers of international and commercial legal services based in Tokyo. The firm’s overseas network includes offices in New York, Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Shanghai, and collaborative relationships with prominent local law firms. The over 500 lawyers of the firm, including about 40 experienced attorneys from various jurisdictions outside Japan, work together in customized teams to provide clients with the expertise and experience specifically required for each client matter.

About Kira Systems

Kira Systems’ technology is a powerful, award-winning software solution that excels at searching and analyzing contract and document text, helping the world’s largest corporations and professional service firms uncover relevant information from their contracts and related documents. Kira can be deployed for contract intelligence due diligence, knowledge management, real estate, regulatory compliance, and wherever visibility into contract and document data is critical. Using Kira Quick Study, our no-code machine learning platform, anyone can train Kira to accurately identify and answer a question about virtually any desired clause or data point from their business documents. To find out more, please visit www.kirasystems.com.

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