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Nigel Collins
Partner, Head of Japan Desk

Head of RPC's Japan Desk, Nigel Collins is a senior corporate lawyer with extensive experience and a deep cultural knowledge of Japan and Japanese business.

Focusing on a broad range of work including acquisitions, disposals, investments, joint ventures, restructuring and general corporate, Nigel advises a wide range of leading Japanese corporates across multiple sectors and geographies. 

He is fluent in Japanese and maintains a wide ranging and extensive network of contacts both in the UK and Japan, including running the Japan GC Network on LinkedIn, a dedicated group for legal professionals working in Japanese companies. 

Directory quotes

"Nigel Collins is our trusted advisor for any UK matters that come from our Japanese clients. He always knows something about anything in the UK and has guided our clients to get where they wanted to head. His M&A experience and skills are superb." - Legal 500 UK 2023

"Nigel Collins has a strong affiliation to Japan, its enterprises and its culture.  He knows how to interact with Japanese clients, which requires a lot of reading-between-the-lines due to the entirely different communication culture." - The Legal 500 UK 2022

"Nigel Collins – everyone who does Japan-UK deals know him as one of the star individuals; he is surprisingly approachable and friendly, and most importantly, truly understands how Japanese company M&A works in foreign jurisdictions, especially in the UK." - The Legal 500 UK 2022

A prominent player handling both domestic and cross-border transactions, with notable experience of handling deals in East Asia. - Chambers UK 2021

Relevant work

Konica Minolta - advising on various acquisitions, investments, general corporate and strategic matters in UK/Europe

 Itochu Europe - advising on general corporate, banking, and multiple disposals and investments

Descente - advising on general corporate, dispute and a strategically important UK acquisition

Zen-Noh Group - advising on general corporate, real estate and investments

Shinsei Bank - advising on multiple debt arrangements on the secondary market


Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry