Comprehensive services for constantly evolving financing transactions in a global economy

Legal services in a full range of financing transactions

We advise financial institutions and investors, including some of the world’s largest commercial and investment banks and multinational corporations.

Our market leading Banking Practice Group supports our clients in Japanese and cross-border transactions by providing a full range of legal services, from structuring transactions to negotiating and drafting necessary documentation in areas including corporate loans, structured finance, real estate finance, acquisition finance, mezzanine finance, intellectual property finance, and derivatives.

Cutting-edge Transactions

We are often called upon to provide services in connection with new financing structures. Our strong team of lawyers is highly regarded for its experience and ability to find solutions to complex and novel issues. We focus on understanding our clients' business objectives and finding the most effective and cost efficient solutions to meet our clients’ needs.

As a leader in the banking practice, we are also active in the development of relevant laws and regulations and the establishment of proper market practices, through participation in various committees, councils, forums, and societies comprised of regulators, market participants, and other relevant parties.



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Firm receives awards at ALB Japan Law Awards 2018
Satoko Kuwabara Recognized in IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2018
19 lawyers were selected as leading lawyers in asialaw PROFILES' "Asia law Leading Lawyers 2018"
Top rankings received from Best Lawyers in the Ninth edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"
Top Ranking Received From Chambers Global 2018

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Jun. 18, 2018External Seminars
"Recent developments in financial administration and challenges for internal audits"
May 23, 2018External Seminars
"JFSA’s new supervisory approaches and challenges for financial institutions"
Jan. 24, 2018External Seminars
"The reform of the Japanese FSA and challenges for financial institutions"
Nov. 28, 2017External Seminars
"The reform of the Japanese FSA and challenges for lending business (Osaka)"
Nov. 27, 2017External Seminars
"The reform of the Japanese FSA and challenges for lending business (Tokyo)"

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Magazine Article
"ABCs of Virtual Currency - key issues that tax experts should note"
"New Regulations of PISP/AISP in Japan"
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"Chambers Global Practice Guides Banking & Finance 2018 – Japan Chapter"
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"Financial receivables and "anti-assignment clauses" under Japanese law – Can "declarations of trust" bring a solution?"
Magazine Article
"Topical Issues - Legal Nature of Virtual Currency"

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