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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.

Directory quotes

"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