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Based on research conducted by Asia Business Law Journal, the following are Japan’s top 100 lawyers (including foreign legal counsel/advisers/consultants practising in Japan)

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Mitsue AizawaMitsue Aizawa
TMI Associates
Key practice areas: Civil rehabilitation and corporate reorganization; bankruptcy and special liquidation; voluntary liquidation and ADR for business turnaround; commercial litigation; unfair competition

Takashi AkahaneTakashi Akahane
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Key practice areas: PPP/PFI/Concession; project finance; asset management and investment funds; structured finance; real estate finance

Izumi AkaiIzumi Akai
Sullivan & Cromwell
Key practice areas: Corporate governance; healthcare & life sciences; financial services; insurance; M&A; commercial real estate

Toshiyuki AraiToshiyuki Arai
Paul Hastings
Key practice areas: Private equity; internet of things; technology; bank regulatory; corporate; fintech and payments

Hiroo AtsumiHiroo Atsumi
Atsumi & Sakai
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets/structured finance; general corporate; project finance; real estate

Rika BeppuRika Beppu
Squire Patton Boggs
Key practice areas: Corporate and M&A

Alan CannonAlan Cannon
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Key practice areas: Initial public offerings; debt; capital markets; corporate; M&A

Naoaki EguchiNaoaki Eguchi
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Acquisition finance; banking & finance; consumer goods & retail; energy, mining & infrastructure; financial institutions

Akira EhiraAkira Ehira
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: Structured finance and derivatives; banking; financial regulations and compliance; private equity/debt funds; Israel practice

Peter FrostPeter Frost
Linklaters
Key practice areas: Capital markets; banking & finance

Atsushi FujiedaAtsushi Fujieda
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Tel: +81 3 6889 7121
Email: atsushi_fujieda@noandt.com
Key practice areas: General corporate; tax advice and planning; tax disputes

Atsushi Fujieda handles tax litigation and appeals cases, including transfer pricing disputes. He represented Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited in a certain transfer pricing dispute to successfully achieve cancellation of a correction in the amount of JPY24.6 billion (US$228.4 million) at the National Tax Tribunal in 2013, and represented Honda Motor in a transfer pricing litigation to successfully achieve the cancellation of a correction in the amount of JPY25.4 billion based on the residual profit split method for the first time at the Tokyo District Court in 2014, which was further affirmed by the Tokyo High Court in 2015. He also represented Isuzu Motors Limited in tax litigation to successfully dispute the validity of certain local tax ordinance at the Supreme Court, resulting in a refund of approximately JPY 63.5 billion in total to not only Isuzu Motors but also many other corporate taxpayers of such local tax in 2013. This case was the second victory at the Supreme Court after a certain corporate income tax case representing NTT DoCoMo in 2008.

Yoshinobu FujimotoYoshinobu Fujimoto
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: M&A; joint ventures; defene against hostile takeover/shareholder activism; private equity; cross-border M&A

Kenichi FujinawaKenichi Fujinawa
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Tel: +81 3 6889 7118
Email: kenichi_fujinawa@noandt.com
Key practice areas: M&A; corporate governance; risk and crisis management/compliance; Asia; North America; Latin America

Kenichi Fujinawa is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. His practice focuses on M&A, corporate governance, risk and crisis management/compliance. He also has extensive experience in Asia, North America and Latin America laws.

Fujinawa received an LLB degree in 1978 from the University of Tokyo and was admitted to the bar of Japan in 1980. He received an LLM degree from Harvard Law School in 1986 and trained at Shearman & Sterling in New York from 1986 to 1987. He became a partner at NO&T in 1988.

Koji FujitaKoji Fujita
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Key practice areas: Corporate; M&A; labour and employment; taxation

Motoyasu FujitaMotoyasu Fujita
Linklaters
Key practice areas: Capital markets; banking & finance

Soichiro FujiwaraSoichiro Fujiwara
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: Bankruptcy/restructuring; M&A; corporate governance; corporate & commercial disputes

Yoshimasa FurutaYoshimasa Furuta
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Key practice areas: International dispute resolution; commercial arbitration; complex litigation; institutional & private mediation

Izuru GotoIzuru Goto
City-Yuwa Partners
Key practice areas: General corporate; renewable energy; banking and other financial transactions; capital markets; structured finance, acquisition finance & securitization

Yoshiki HasegawaYoshiki Hasegawa
Soei Patent & Law Firm
Key practice areas: IP

Kenji HashidateKenji Hashidate
Hashidate Law Office
Key practice areas: Arbitration and ADR, litigation

Kaoru HattoriKaoru Hattori
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Tel: +81 3 6889 7192
Email: kaoru_hattori@noandt.com
Key practice areas: General corporate; antitrust/competition law advice; antitrust litigation/investigation; merger control; international trade

Kaoru Hattori is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. Her practice focuses on general corporate, antitrust/competition, merger control and international trade.

Hattori received an LLB degree in 1995 from the University of Tokyo and was admitted to the bar of Japan in 1997. She received an LLM degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2002. She became a partner at NO&T in 2007.

Yushi HegawaYushi Hegawa
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Tel: + 81 3 6889 7184
Email: yushi_hegawa@noandt.com
Key practice areas: Tax controversy and litigation; tax planning and advice; private wealth management; transfer pricing

Yushi Hegawa is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. As a specialist in tax law, Hegawa advises as tax counsel on the tax law aspects of various corporate and commercial transactions handled by the firm, and represents taxpayers in a number of tax audit and controversy cases. His representative engagements include, as a tax controversy and litigation matter, the Bermuda limited partnership case (where the taxpayer prevailed over the government by securing a holding that a Bermuda limited partnership is not a corporation for Japanese tax purposes (Tokyo High Court decision dated February 5, 2014), and, as a transactional matter, an international acquisition and joint venture matter (which received the Asian-MENA CounselDeals of the Year 2015 award). He has particular strengths in tax law matters relating to international transactions or involving unprecedented legal issues, and is committed to providing tax law advice of an utmost quality tantamount to that of first-rated North American and European tax lawyers.

Hegawa is highly regarded by many prestigious Japanese and foreign publications. He is ranked (by clients’ vote) by Nikkei’s Best Performing Lawyers in Taxation of both 2016 and 2013, and is continuously ranked in the area of Japanese taxation by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.

In addition to his private practice, Hegawa taught tax law at Sophia Law School as professor of law or associate professor of law from 2007 through 2017. He is a member of the executive committee of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), headquarters, and of the board and the management committee of IFA Japan Branch, and an active member of the tax law section of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.

Hegawa received an LLB from the University of Tokyo in 1997 and an LLM from Harvard Law School in 2004. From 2004 to 2005, Hegawa engaged in practice of US federal income tax law at Alston & Bird LLP (Washington DC). Hegawa is admitted to the bar of Japan (1999). He became a partner in 2007.

Masaki HosakaMasaki Hosaka
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: M&A; corporate & commercial transactions

Masahisa IkedaMasahisa Ikeda
Shearman & Sterling
Key practice areas: Capital markets; M&A; antitrust; financial institutions advisory & financial regulatory; privacy & data protection

Seishi IkedaSeishi Ikeda
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Real estate; banking & finance; capital markets; consumer goods & retail; equity & debt transactions; financial institutions

Akira InoueAkira Inoue
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Antitrust & competition; international trade; litigation & arbitration; M&A

Hiroto InoueHiroto Inoue
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Tel: +81 3 6889 7198
Email: hiroto_inoue@noandt.com
Key practice areas: Real estate; J-REITs; financial regulations/financial compliance; structured finance;M&A

Hiroto Inoue is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. His practice focuses on real estate related-matters including real estate funds, real estate financing, real estate securitization and Japanese REIT (J-REIT) formation. He also has extensive experience with joint ventures and M&A transactions.

Inoue received an LLB degree in 1998 from the University of Tokyo and was admitted to the bar of Japan in 2000. He received an LLM degree from Columbia Law School in 2005 and an LLM degree in banking law and financial regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2006. He became a partner at NO&T in 2009.

Public Interest Activities:

  • 2010-2013: Adjunct Lecturer (Civil law), The University of Tokyo, 2011-present
  • Contracts Supervisory Committee, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), 2015-present
  • Contracts Supervisory Committee, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)
  • 2017: Model Agreement Review Committee, Value Management Institute

Recognitions:

  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 – Real Estate and Construction – Leading Individuals
  • The Best Lawyers in Japan 2020 – Real Estate Law

Toru IshiguroToru Ishiguro
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: Banking and finance; capital markets

Gaku IshiwataGaku Ishiwata
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; corporate governance; risk management; securities

Nobunari IshizakiNobunari Ishizaki
Ishizaki & Yamanaka
Key practice areas: Labour & employment

Kei ItoKei Ito
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Finance regulations/compliance; asset management/funds; cross-border financial transactions; China; Hong Kong

Masakazu IwakuraMasakazu Iwakura
TMI Associates
Key practice areas: M&A; corporate governance; intellectual property litigation and trials; other international practice; pharmaceuticals, medical care, healthcare and biotechnology

Mitsuhiro KamiyaMitsuhiro Kamiya
Skadden
Key practice areas: M&A; corporate restructuring; compliance; corporate; private equity

Eiichi KandaEiichi Kanda
Clifford Chance
Key practice areas: Capital markets

Eiji KatayamaEiji Katayama
Abe Ikubo & Katayama
Key practice areas: IP; bankruptcy & insolvency

Kozo KawaiKozo Kawai
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Competition law/antitrust law; competition/antitrust merger regulations & filings; trade remedies & defences (anti-dumping, CVD & safeguards); WTO/regional trade agreements

Mangyo KinoshitaMangyo Kinoshita
Southgate
Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A; venture capital; technology, media & entertainment; healthcare; wealth management

Minoru KobayashiMinoru Kobayashi
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Tel: +81 3 6775 1052
Email: minoru.kobayashi@amt-law.com
Key practice areas: Real estate finance; REITs; capital markets; structured finance; M&A

Minoru Kobayashi is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune and has been involved in a wide range of real estate transactions, including the sale and purchase of real estate, commercial leasing and real estate developments. Kobayashi has particular strength in complex real estate finance and real estate funds, and regularly represents lenders, sponsors, asset managers, developers, investors and other key players, including various financial institutions and global real estate funds, dealing with various types of assets including office buildings, residential buildings, commercial facilities, logistics facilities, hotels and healthcare assets.

Kobayashi’s practice also focuses on capital market transactions and has represented foreign issuers and managers in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities in Japan and globally. With the combination of his experiences in real estate and capital market, he is also highly experienced in handling public and private offerings of units of Japanese REITs (real estate investment trusts). Kobayashi’s practice also focuses on securitization, establishment of investment funds and other structured financing transactions involving numerous asset classes.

In addition to his real estate, capital market and structured finance practice, Kobayashi also has experience in mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters including corporate restructurings, licensing and international trade.

Kobayashi is a graduate of the University of Tokyo (LLB, 1995) and the University of Virginia (LLM, 2002). Mr. Kobayashi is admitted to practice law in Japan (1997) and New York (2003).

Nobuaki KobayashiNobuaki Kobayashi
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Tel: +81 3 6889 7000
Email: nobuaki_kobayashi@noandt.com
Key practice areas: Restructuring/insolvency; general corporate; M&A; civil and commercial disputes

Nobuaki Kobayashi is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. His practice focuses on restructuring/insolvency, general corporate, M&A, dispute resolution and compliance. Kobayashi received an LLB degree in 1979 from Chuo University and was admitted to the bar of Japan in 1983. He founded Kobayashi & Associates Law Office in 2000 and became a partner at NO&T in 2013.

Kohei KoikawaKohei Koikawa
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Capital markets; banking; REIT/real estate finance; finance regulations/compliance; corporate & commercial transactions

Yoshiko KoizumiYoshiko Koizumi
City-Yuwa Partners
Key practice areas: General corporate; corporate governance; M&A; commercial litigation; competition & antitrust

Hideki KojimaHideki Kojima
Kojima Law Offices
Key practice areas: International commercial transactions; M&A; joint ventures; antitrust; IP; dispute resolution

Hiroshi KondoHiroshi Kondo
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Corporate M&A; banking & finance; tax & transfer pricing; IP tech; litigation/arbitration & dispute resolution

Eiichiro KubotaEiichiro Kubota
Kubota
Key practice areas: IP

Shiro KuniyaShiro Kuniya
Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners
Key practice areas: Corporate, M&A; cross-border investment; dispute resolution & arbitration

Hiroyoshi KuromaruHiroyoshi Kuromaru
TMI Associates
Key practice areas: General corporate; corporate governance; IPO; structured finance; project finance

Ken KurosuKen Kurosu
Squire Patton Boggs
Key practice areas: Project finance; infrastructure; M&A; corporate & commercial

Satoko KuwabaraSatoko Kuwabara
Gaien Partners
Key practice areas: M&A; M&A finance; corporate; dispute resolution

Hiroshi MaedaHiroshi Maeda
Atsumi & Sakai
Key practice areas: Project finance; PFI/PPP

Eiji MasudaEiji Masuda
Masuda & Partners
Key practice areas: Compliance training to corporations/advice of corporate governance; domestic & international corporate litigation; M&A; risk & crisis management; cross-border transactions

Tasuku MatsuoTasuku Matsuo
Matsuo & Kosugi
Key practice areas: International and domestic litigation (civil and criminal)

Hideki MatsushimaHideki Matsushima
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: M&A; corporate & commercial transactions; corporate reorganization & civil rehabilitation; bankruptcy; out-of-court workouts

Hidetaka MiharaHidetaka Mihara
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Tel: +81 3 6889 8125
Email: hidetaka_mihara@noandt.com
Key practice areas: Capital markets; J-REITs; corporate governance; financial regulations/financial compliance; M&A; real estate

Hide Mihara is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, practicing in the areas of corporate law, capital markets transactions, banking, M&A and reconstruction of group companies. He also works on corporate restructuring and insolvency. He acts as various committee members of government, including a committee member of law reform of the Company Act in April 2010-September 2012. Executive Vice President of Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association in 2016-2017.

Jiro MikamiJiro Mikami
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Tel: +81 3 6889 7171
Email: jiro_mikami@noandt.com
Key practice areas: LBO financing; project financing; real estate transactions (including real estate financing); M&A; general corporate matters

Jiro Mikami is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. His practice focuses on banking & finance, project finance, securitization/structured finance, asset management, financial regulations. He also has extensive experience in real estate, J-REITs, restructuring/insolvency, natural resources and energy, construction and infrastructure, general corporate, M&A. Mikami received an LLB degree in 1995 from the University of Tokyo and was admitted to the bar of Japan in 1997. He received an LLM degree from New York University School of Law in 2002. He became a partner at NO&T in 2005.

Fuyuo MitomiFuyuo Mitomi
Morrison & Foerster
Key practice areas: Compliance; corporate governance; M&A; corporate finance; capital markets

Mitsuko MiyagawaMitsuko Miyagawa
TMI Associates
Key practice areas: Competition; IP; technology & communications; litigation; arbitration & ADR

Kunihiko MorishitaKunihiko Morishita
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Key practice areas: Banking; financial regulation; asset management & investment funds; insurance; fintech

Tatsuo MuraoTatsuo Murao
CAST Group
Tel: +81 3 5405 7850
Email: murao@cast-law.com
Key practice areas: China-bound investment and transactions (Mainland and Hong Kong); Japan-bound investment and transactions; consultation on common law issues

Tatsuo Murao is the founder and CEO of the CAST Group, a global cross-functional consulting firm that integrates legal, tax, and accounting services for its Asian clients. He is a licensed attorney in Japan (1995), a solicitor in Hong Kong (2017), and a tax attorney (2004). For 25+ years, Tatsuo’s practice has focused on the needs of Japanese companies in mainland China, and recently, inbound Chinese investment to Japan.

When established in 1999, the CAST business model was unprecedented in Japan. Since then, under Tatsuo’s stewardship and with his unerring ability to anticipate and respond to market shifts, the CAST Group has grown to include eight entities in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Myanmar and Vietnam with services provided by 15+ Chinese lawyers fluent in Japanese and several Japanese lawyers fluent in Chinese as well as a host of other bilingual and trilingual professionals.

Based on Tatsuo’s fluency in Chinese, Japanese and English, combined with his extensive skill and experience in guiding Japanese companies in their investments and operations in China, still a key practice area, the CAST group provides consultation to 300 to 400 Japan-listed companies in Japan and China.

A second key practice area, with continued expected growth, is inbound Chinese investment to Japan. CAST has also developed niche capabilities in mediation and international taxation.

As a dually-licensed lawyer in a common law and a civil law jurisdiction, Tatsuo is uniquely situated to bridging these two legal systems and providing practical, hands-on advice about their respective differences and intricacies to clients.

Tatsuo has shown a strong commitment to the relationship between Japan and China, even in times of adversity. In fact, his efforts were recognized by the Shanghai government with the prestigious Magnolia award in 2005 and the Magnolia Gold Award in 2008. By virtue of these two awards, he was granted a PRC Foreigner’s Permanent Residence Card in 2011.

The CAST Group is now in growth mode and is diversifying and expanding geographically to provide enhanced, seamless services in Japan, particularly for litigation. The total number of staff will grow far larger after merging with other firms.

Tetsuya NagasawaTetsuya Nagasawa
Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners
Key practice areas: Competition & antitrust; risk management & compliance; IP; dispute resolution; corporate/M&A

Nobuo NakataNobuo Nakata
Hibiya Nakata
Key practice areas: M&A (including cross-border M&A, public M&A and private M&A); joint venture transactions

Eiichiro NakataniEiichiro Nakatani
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Key practice areas: Taxation; corporate M&A; labour and employment; dispute resolution; IP/life sciences/TMT

Tsutomu NakatoTsutomu Nakato
Hibiya Sogo Law Office
Key practice areas: Competition & antitrust; criminal defence

Miho NiunoyaMiho Niunoya
Atsumi & Sakai
Key practice areas: Project development; PPP/PFI; project finance; energy and infrastructure; real estate and construction

Yoshikazu NomaYoshikazu Noma
TMI Associates
Key practice areas: Banking; real estate; asset finance; asset management; energy and projects

Hiromasa OgawaHiromasa Ogawa
Kojima Law Offices
Key practice areas: International commercial; outbound direct investments; taxation; M&A; labour &
employment

Seiji OhnoSeiji Ohno
Ohno & Partners
Key practice areas: Patent litigation; patent opinion; patent licensing

Atsushi OishiAtsushi Oishi
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: M&A; taxation; wealth management

Masaru OnoMasaru Ono
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Finance; corporate; dispute resolution

Keitaro OshimoKeitaro Oshimo
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Tel: +81 3 5213 2232
Email: keitaro_oshimo@noandt.com
Key practice areas: Insurance; financial compliance

Keitaro Oshimo is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. His practice focuses on insurance and financial regulations/compliance. Oshimo received an LLB degree in 1987 from the University of Tokyo and was admitted to the bar of Japan in 1989. He received an LLM degree from Harvard Law School in 1992. He became a partner at NO&T in 1997.

Yo OtaYo Ota
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: M&A; defence against hostile takeover/shareholder activism; corporate
governance; tax counseling; international taxation

Eriko OzawaEriko Ozawa
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: Real estate; banking & finance; structured finance; investment funds

Hideyuki SakaiHideyuki Sakai
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Key practice areas: Restructuring/insolvency & bankruptcy; cross-border restructurings; dispute resolution; international litigation & cross-border disputes; arbitration & ADR

Yutaka SakaiYutaka Sakai
Atsumi & Sakai
Key practice areas: Securitization; project finance; ship finance; aircraft leasing; syndicated loans

Reiko SakimuraReiko Sakimura
Clifford Chance
Key practice areas: Capital markets

Masanori SatoMasanori Sato
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: Structured finance; real estate; project finance; infrastructure/energy; M&A; private equity

Nagahide SatoNagahide Sato
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Project finance; infrastructure/PPP; electricity/gas

Mugi SekidoMugi Sekido
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: Japanese court practice; international litigation; international arbitration; product liability; bankruptcy

Katsu SengokuKatsu Sengoku
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Banking; structured finance/securitization; asset finance; cross-border; financial transactions

Hironori ShibataHironori Shibata
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Key practice areas: Capital markets; M&A; corporate and regulatory

Masahiro ShigaMasahiro Shiga
Morrison & Foerster
Key practice areas: Real estate; private equity; project finance; banking and financial; restructuring

Yasufumi ShiroyamaYasufumi Shiroyama
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Key practice areas: IP; competition & antitrust; dispute resolution; corporate crisis management

Yoshitaka SonodaYoshitaka Sonoda
Sonoda & Kobayashi
Key practice areas: Patent prosecution; trademark prosecution; invalidation and infringement lawsuits; trade secrets and licensing negotiations for international corporations; commercial and strategic analysis of intellectual property portfolios

Junko SuetomiJunko Suetomi
Baker McKenzie
Tel: +81 3 6271 9900
Email: junko.suetomi@bakermckenzie.com
Key practice areas: International trade & customs; dispute resolution; bankruptcy & restructuring of corporation; antitrust; international compliance (anti money laundering, human rights, environments, SDGs, ESG etc)

Junko Suetomi is a partner in the Baker & McKenzie Tokyo office and handles the firm’s international trade and dispute resolution practice. Suetomi focuses her practice on commercial and trade laws and regulations, WTO dispute settlement, civil and criminal litigation, antitrust law, bankruptcy law and general corporate law. She has extensive experience advising clients on issues involving trade remedy matters such as an anti-dumping and countervailing duties, import restrictions, customs matters, export control and sanctions, tariff treatment and FTA/EPA applications, public procurements, among others.

Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie, Suetomi worked in the WTO Dispute Settlement Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Economics Bureau. She has served as a court-appointed defence attorney in many criminal cases. Suetomi has co-authored numerous publications related to her practice. Suetomi is the chair of the Human Rights Committee of the Tokyo Bar Association. She delivers lectures at Waseda University and the National Tax College. She is a member of the Japan Association of International Economic Law. She has served as an expert member of the Ministry of Finance’s Council on Customs, Tariff, Foreign Exchange and Other Transactions since 13 March 2019.

Suetomi has been admitted both in Japan and New York State, United States. Suetomi has received her LLB from Tokyo University and Kyushu University and her LLM from New York University School of Law and the Cornell Law School. She has completed judicial training at Legal Research and Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan.

Fumihide SugimotoFumihide Sugimoto
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Tel: +81 3 6889 7133
Email: fumihide_sugimoto@noandt.com
Key practice areas: Corporate governance; capital markets; banking; securitization/structured finance; compliance

Fumihide Sugimoto advises domestic and international clients on offerings of debt, equity and other securities, including preferred, subordinated and hybrid securities. His Japanese clients include banks and other major financial institutions, as well as a variety of publicly listed companies. His practice areas include providing advice on initial public offerings, corporate governance issues, listed company disclosure issues, corporate restructuring and consolidation, bankruptcy, takeover defence and foreign company continuing disclosure requirements. He also advises on asset finance and securities and banking regulatory matters, including capital requirements for financial institutions.

Katsumasa SuzukiKatsumasa Suzuki
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: Capital markets; corporate; M&A; crisis management; governmental investigation

Yuri SuzukiYuri Suzuki
Atsumi & Sakai
Key practice areas: Fintech; banking & finance; financial services regulation; capital markets; M&A

Reiji TakahashiReiji Takahashi
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Key practice areas: Banking; structured finance; project finance; asset finance; PPP/PFI/concession

Yuko TamaiYuko Tamai
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Tel: +81 3 6889 7000
Email: yuko_tamai@noandt.com
Key practice areas: General corporate; corporate governance; M&A; risk & crisis management; compliance

Yuko Tamai is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. Her practice focuses on M&A, joint ventures, licensing and other corporate transactions. She has extensive experience in large-scale strategic alliance and acquisition transactions by listed companies. She also provides domestic and foreign clients with general corporate advice.

She graduated with an LLB from the University of Tokyo in 1989 and with an LLM from Harvard Law School in 2000. She worked at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington DC from 2000 to 2001.

Kohtaro TamuraKohtaro Tamura
Ushijima & Partners
Key practice areas: Corporate; real estate; financial regulations; finance/securitization; litigation/arbitration

Hajime TanahashiHajime Tanahashi
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; venture capital; corporate governance; information technology

Mikio TanakaMikio Tanaka
City-Yuwa Partners
Key practice areas: General corporate; corporate governance; renewable energy; M&A; arbitration & ADR

Shinichiro TanakaShinichiro Tanaka
Nakamura & Partners
Key practice areas: IP; entertainment media; antimonopoly; competition; international transaction

Kenji TanedaKenji Taneda
Skadden
Key practice areas: Corporate; Asia-Pacific; capital markets; M&A

Hiroyuki TezukaHiroyuki Tezuka
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Corporate disputes; IP litigation; insurance-related disputes; international litigation; international arbitration

Koichi TsujiiKoichi Tsujii
Nakamura & Partners
Key practice areas: IP; international transactions; general corporate

Harumichi UchidaHarumichi Uchida
TMI Associates
Key practice areas: General corporate; M&A; IT & communications; IP; commercial litigation

Kentaro UryuKentaro Uryu
Uryu & Itoga
Key practice areas: Corporate governance; M&A and restructuring; finance; litigation/dispute resolution; insolvency

Jun UsamiJun Usami
White & Case
Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; joint ventures

Kozo YabeKozo Yabe
Yuasa and Hara
Key practice areas: General corporate; cross-border practices; IP

Setsuko YufuSetsuko Yufu
Atsumi & Sakai
Key practice areas: Competition; international trade; M&A; joint ventures; antitrust

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