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Based on research conducted by Asia Business Law Journal, the following are Japan’s top 100 lawyers.

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Biographies and contact details, where provided, were written by the lawyers themselves and have not been independently verified.

Aizawa Mitsue _TMI Associates-01 Mitsue Aizawa
TMI Associates
Key practice areas: Civil rehabilitation and corporate reorganisation; bankruptcy and special liquidation; voluntary liquidation and ADR for business turnaround; commercial litigation; unfair competition

“Akahane Takashi_Anderson Mori & Tomotsune-02 Takashi Akahane
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Key practice areas: PPP/PFI/concession; project finance; asset management & investment funds; structured finance; real estate finance

Akai Izumi_Sullivan & Cromwell-03 Izumi Akai
Sullivan & Cromwell
Key practice areas: Corporate governance; healthcare & life sciences; financial services; insurance; M&A; commercial real estate

“Ariyoshi Naoya_Nishimura & Asahi-04 Naoya Ariyoshi
Nishimura & Asah
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; compliance; e-commerce, fintech, blockchain & cryptos; securitisation & structured finance

Atsumi Hiroo_Atsumi & Sakai-05 Hiroo Atsumi
Atsumi & Sakai
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets & structured finance; general corporate; project finance; real estate

Burrows Rupert_Mayer Brown-06 Rupert Burrows
Mayer Brown
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; M&A; joint ventures & strategic alliances; litigation & dispute resolution; supply chain & distribution

Caldwell Dale_Morrison & Foerster-07 Dale Caldwell
Morrison & Foerster
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; infrastructure; M&A; power & energy; project finance

Cannon Alan_Simpson Thacher-08 Alan Cannon
Simpson Thacher
Key practice areas: Initial public offerings; debt; capital markets; corporate; M&A

Davies Mark_King & Spalding-09 Mark Davies
King & Spalding
Key practice areas: M&A; outbound investment; power & energy; private equity, venture capital & funds; project finance

Eguchi Naoaki_Baker McKenzie-10 Naoaki Eguchi
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Acquisition finance; banking & finance; consumer goods & retail; energy, mining & infrastructure; financial institutions

Ehira Akira_Mori Hamada & Matsumoto-11 Akira Ehira
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; compliance; private equity, venture capital & funds; securitisation & structured finance

Frost Peter_Linklaters-12 Peter Frost
Linklaters
Key practice areas: Capital markets; banking & finance

Fujieda Atsushi_Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu-13 Atsushi Fujieda
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Key practice areas: General corporate; tax advice and planning; tax disputes

Fujimoto Mie_TMI Associates-14 Mie Fujimoto
TMI Associates
Key practice areas: Labour tribunal & trial; labour union correspondence; family law & inheritance

Fujimoto Yoshinobu_Nishimura & Asahi-15 Yoshinobu Fujimoto
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; corporate governance; joint ventures; litigation; M&A

Fujinawa Kenichi_Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu-16 Kenichi Fujinawa
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Key practice areas: M&A; corporate governance; risk and crisis management & compliance; Asia; North America; Latin America

Fujita Koji_Anderson Mori & Tomotsun-17o Koji Fujita
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Key practice areas: Corporate; M&A; labour and employment; taxation

Fujita Motoyasu_Linklaters-18 Motoyasu Fujita
Linklater
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; bankruptcy & insolvency; capital markets; securitisation & structured finance; derivatives, repos & securities lending

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

Furuta Yoshimasa_Anderson Mori & Tomotsune-20 Yoshimasa Furuta
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Tel: +81 3 6775 1031
Email: yoshimasa.furuta@amt-law.com
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; compliance; corporate governance; litigation
Yoshimasa Furuta is a partner and the co-chair of the dispute resolution group at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, a top Japanese law firm with a pan-Asian presence. As a specialist in litigation, commercial arbitration, mediation and other dispute resolution procedures in both the international and domestic spheres, he is recognised as a leading lawyer in those fields in key industry and peer-reviewed rankings, including ALB Super 50 Disputes Lawyers (Asian Legal Business), Band 1 (Chambers Global), Thought Leader (Who’s Who Legal) and others.

For more than 30 years, Yoshimasa has represented domestic and international clients in all kinds of business disputes. He frequently handles complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes and in a wide range of subjects, including sales of goods, distributorship, technology licensing, intellectual property infringement (patent, copyright, trademark, know-how and unfair competition), labour & employment, corporate management, complex financial products and other business transactions. In addition to counsel work, he regularly acts as an arbitrator.

Currently serving as an executive director of the Japan International Dispute Resolution Centre and a director of the Japan Association of Arbitrators, Yoshimasa is also a member of the ICC Japan Arbitration Committee, the Management Lawyers Council and the Ministry of Justice’s Legislative Council. Previously, he served as a secretary at the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice (2008-2010).

An influential thought-leader, Yoshimasa has taught subjects such as civil procedure, international litigation, international arbitration, commercial transaction and legal ethics at a number of universities, including as a professor of law at Seikei University (2003-2011) and the University of Tokyo (2013-2016), as a visiting professor at Columbia Law School (Spring 2016), as well as an adjunct lecturer at Rikkyo University, Keio University and Tsukuba University. He also frequently publishes on matters related to cross-border litigation and arbitration as well as on matters of Japanese law and procedure.

Yoshimasa is a graduate of the University of Tokyo (LLB, 1988) and Harvard Law School (LLM, 1995; Addison Brown Prize, 1995). He is admitted to the bar in Japan (1991) and New York (1996). In addition to his native Japanese, he is professionally fluent in English.

Goldstein Ryan_Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan-21 Ryan Goldstein
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; competition & antitrust; IP; litigation; white-collar crime

Goto Izuru_City-Yuwa Partners-22 Izuru Goto
City-Yuwa Partners
Key practice areas: General corporate; renewable energy; banking & finance; capital markets; structured finance, acquisition finance & securitisation

Gray Jon_Davis Polk & Wardwell-23 Jon Gray
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Key practice areas: Capital markets

Hattori Kaoru_Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu-24 Kaoru Hattori
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Key practice areas: General corporate; antitrust & competition law advice; antitrust litigation & investigation; merger control; international trade

Hegawa Yushi_Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu-25 Yushi Hegawa
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Key practice areas: Tax controversy and litigation; tax planning and advice; private wealth management; transfer pricing

Higuchi Takao_Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu-26 Takao Higuchi
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Key practice areas: General corporate; banking; project finance; restructuring; insolvency

Ikeda Masahisa_Shearman & Sterling-27 Masahisa Ikeda
Shearman & Sterling
Key practice areas: Capital markets; M&A; antitrust; financial institutions advisory & financial regulatory; privacy & data protection

Ikeda Seishi_Baker McKenzie-28 Seishi Ikeda
Baker McKenzie
Tel: + 81 3 6271 9444
Email: seishi.ikeda@bakermckenzie.com
Key practice areas: Real estate; banking & finance; capital markets; funds; consumer goods and retail
Seishi Ikeda is a partner at Baker McKenzie and head of the real estate group at its Tokyo office. He graduated from the University of Tokyo (LLB, 1991) and Emory School of Law (LLM, 2000). He is a qualified lawyer in Japan (1994) and New York (2001). He served as an in-house lawyer at a large European investment bank (2002-2004). For years he has been a member of the Japan Securities Dealers Association’s (JSDA) solicitation working group. He is also admitted and registered as a real estate notary (2018), condominium manager (2019), and master property manager (2019). His recent focuses are mainly on real estate transactions, involving TK-GK and TMK schemes as tax-oriented structures, where underlying assets are commercial or residential buildings, hotels, logistics and data centres. He covers office relocations, building construction, renovation and leases. He also handles listing-related matters, IPOs, samurai bonds, investment funds, and cross-border M&A deals.

Imai Tsuyoshi_Ropes & Gray-29 Tsuyoshi Ima
Ropes & Gray
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; M&A; private equity; venture capital & funds

Inoue Hiroki_Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu-30 Hiroki Inoue
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Key practice areas: M&A; private equity & venture capital; acquisition finance; disputes in foreign jurisdictions; insurance

Ishiguro Miyuki_Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu-31 Miyuki Ishiguro
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Key practice areas: Capital markets and corporate

Ishiwata Gaku_Mori Hamada & Matsumoto-32 Gaku Ishiwata
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; corporate governance; risk management; securities

Ito Kei_Nishimura & Asahi-33 Kei Ito
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; compliance; private equity; venture capital & funds; TMT

Ito Maya_Nishimura & Asahi-34 Maya Ito
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; compliance; infrastructure; power & energy; project finance

Iwakura Masakazu_TMI Associates-35 Masakazu Iwakura
TMI Associates
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; corporate governance; litigation; M&A; TMT

Kadota Masatsura_Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu-36 Masatsura Kadota
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; corporate & commercial; M&A; real estate

Kamiya Mitsuhiro_Skadden-37 Mitsuhiro Kamiya
Skadden
Key practice areas: M&A; corporate restructuring; compliance; corporate; private equity

Kawai Kozo_Nishimura & Asahi-38 Kozo Kawai
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Competition & antitrust; compliance; international trade & bilateral investment treaties; litigation; M&A

Kimura Hisaya_Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu-39 Hisaya Kimura
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Key practice areas: Complex commercial litigation (including securities litigation); software development dispute litigation; antitrust litigation; labour litigation; international arbitration

HKinoshita Mangyo_southgate-40 Mangyo Kinoshita
southgate
Key practice areas: Joint ventures; M&A; private equity; venture capital & funds; technology, media and telecommunications; wealth management

Kobayashi Minoru_Anderson Mori & Tomotsune-41 Minoru 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 experience in real estate and capital markets, he is also highly experienced in handling public and private offerings of units of Japanese real estate investment trusts (REITs). Kobayashi’s practice also focuses on securitisation, 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). He is admitted to practice law in Japan (1997) and New York (2003).

EKobayashi Nobuaki_Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu-42 Nobuaki Kobayashi
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Key practice areas: Restructuring & insolvency; general corporate; M&A; civil and commercial disputes

Kobayashi Takahiro_Mori Hamada & Matsumoto-43 Takahiro Kobayashi
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; power & energy; project finance; securitisation & structured finance

Koikawa Kohei_Nishimura & Asahi-44 Kohei Koikawa
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; corporate & commercial; technology, media and telecommunications

Kondo Hiroshi_Baker McKenzie-45 Hiroshi Kondo
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Corporate M&A; banking & finance; tax & transfer pricing; IP tech; litigation; arbitration & dispute resolution

Kubota Eiichiro_Kubota-46 Eiichiro Kubota
Kubota
Key practice areas: Data protection; IP; litigation; technology, media and telecommunications

Kumakura Yoshio_Nakamura & Partners-47 Yoshio Kumakura
Nakamura & Partners
Key practice areas: IP; antimonopoly; litigation; arbitration; dispute resolution

Kuromaru Hiroyoshi_TMI Associates-48 Hiroyoshi Kuromaru
TMI Associates
Key practice areas: General corporate; corporate governance; IPO; structured finance; project finance

Satoko Kuwabara
Gaien Partners
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate & commercial; corporate governance; litigation; M&A

Lai Leng-Fong_Clifford Chance-50 Lai Leng-Fong
Clifford Chance
Key practice areas: Capital markets; structured finance; project finance; real estate finance; investment

Maeda Hiroshi_Atsumi & Sakai-51 Hiroshi Maeda
Atsumi & Sakai
Key practice areas: Infrastructure; project finance; PFI/PPP

Maxwell John_Linklaters-52 John Maxwell
Linklaters
Key practice areas: Banking & energy & infrastructure; energy & utilities; infrastructure & transport; banks

Mihara Hidetaka_Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu-53 Hidetaka Mihara
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Key practice areas: Capital markets; corporate governance; M&A; real estate

Mikami Jiro_Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu-54 Jiro Mikami
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Key practice areas: LBO financing; project financing; real estate transactions & financing; M&A; general corporate matters

Minami Kenichi_Nishimura & Asahi-55 Kenichi Minami
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Bankruptcy & insolvency; restructuring & insolvency; sports practice

Mitomi Fuyuo_Morrison & Foerster-56 Fuyuo Mitomi
Morrison & Foerster
Key practice areas: Corporate governance; M&A; joint ventures; capital markets

Miura Ken_Mori Hamada & Matsumoto-57 Ken Miura
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: Finance; regulatory; regulated transactions; infrastructure & energy; private equity

Miyagawa Mitsuko_TMI Associates-58 Mitsuko Miyagawa
TMI Associates
Key practice areas: Competition; IP; technology & communications; litigation; arbitration & ADR

Murao Tatsuo_CastGlobalGroup-59 Tatsuo Murao
CastGlobalGroup
Key practice areas: China-bound investment and transactions (Mainland and Hong Kong); Japan-bound investment and transactions

Nakano Yusuke_Anderson Mori & Tomotsune-60 Yusuke Nakano
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Key practice areas: Competition & antitrust; corporate & commercial; IP; licensing & franchising; M&A

Nakata Nobuo_Hibiya Nakata-61 Nobuo Nakata
Hibiya Nakata
Key practice areas: M&A (including cross-border M&A, public M&A and private M&A); joint venture transactions

Neilson Scott_Allen & Overy-62 Scott Neilson
Allen & Overy
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; project finance; shipping

Niunoya Miho_Atsumi & Sakai-63 Miho Niunoya
Atsumi & Sakai
Key practice areas: Infrastructure; project finance; project development; PPP/PFI; energy; construction

Noma Yoshikazu_TMI Associates-64 Yoshikazu Noma
TMI Associates
Key practice areas: Banking; real estate; asset & asset management; energy & projects

Ohno Seiji_Ohno & Partners-65 Seiji Ohno
Ohno & Partners
Key practice areas: Patent litigation; patent opinion; patent licensing

Oishi Atsushi_Mori Hamada & Matsumoto-66 Atsushi Oishi
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: M&A; taxation; wealth management

Omoto Taro_Mori Hamada & Matsumoto-67 Taro Omoto
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: Aviation; banking & finance; capital markets; corporate & commercial; real estate

Onishi Nobuharu_Mori Hamada & Matsumoto-68 Nobuharu Onishi
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: Capital markets; inbound investment; outbound investment; investment funds

Ono Masaru_Nishimura & Asahi-69 Masaru Ono
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; corporate & commercial; corporate governance

Ota Yo_Nishimura & Asahi-70 Yo Ota
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Corporate governance; defence; M&A; taxation

Ozawa Eriko_Mori Hamada & Matsumoto-71 Eriko Ozawa
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: Real estate; banking & finance; structured finance; investment funds

Raftery Gavin_Baker McKenzie-72 Gavin Raftery
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; financial services regulatory; fintech; securitisation & structured finance; sustainable finance

Raven AnthonyPillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman-73 Anthony Raven
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Key practice areas: M&A; project development

Sakai Hideyuki_Anderson Mori & Tomotsune-74 Hideyuki Sakai
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Key practice areas: Restructuring; insolvency & bankruptcy; dispute resolution; international litigation & cross-border disputes

Sakai Yutaka_Atsumi & Sakai-75 Yutaka Sakai
Atsumi & Sakai
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate & commercial; power & energy; project finance; shipping

Sakimura Reiko_Clifford Chance-76 Reiko Sakimura
Clifford Chance
Key practice areas: Capital markets

Sato Masanori_Mori Hamada & Matsumoto-77 Masanori Sato
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: Structured finance; real estate; project finance; infrastructure & energy; M&A; private equity

Sato Tomohiro_Nishimura & Asahi-78 Tomohiro Sato
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Infrastructure; litigation; power & energy; project finance

Seltzer Theodore_Morrison & Foerster-79 Theodore Seltzer
Morrison & Foerster
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; real estate; securitisation & structured finance

Sengoku Katsu_Nishimura & Asahi-80 Katsu Sengoku
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Aviation; banking & finance; securitisation & structured finance; shipping

Shibata Hironori_Anderson Mori & Tomotsune-81 Hironori Shibata
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; corporate & commercial; M&A

Shiroyama Yasufumi_Anderson Mori & Tomotsune-82 Yasufumi Shiroyama
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Key practice areas: IP

Smith Gary_Morrison & Foerster-83 Gary Smith
Morrison & Foerster
Key practice areas: M&A; joint ventures; technology, media and telecommunications; outbound & inbound investment

Sneider David_Simpson Thacher-84 David Sneider
Simpson Thacher
Key practice areas: Corporate; capital markets; corporate governance; M&A

Strawn Brian_White & Case-85 Brian Strawn
White & Case
Key practice areas: Cross-border M&A; joint ventures; strategic alliances; reorganisations; commercial disputes

Suetomi Junko_Baker McKenzie-86 Junko Suetomi
Baker McKenzie
Tel: + 81 3 6271 9741
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. She has authored and co-authored numerous publications related to her practice. Suetomi was the chair and now is vice-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. She has been appointed Bar Examiner by the Minister of Justice since November 2020.

Suetomi has been admitted both in Japan and New York. 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 the Legal Research and Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan. She also holds a Certificate in Business Analytics from the Harvard Business Analytics Program (March 2021).

Sugimoto Fumihide_Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu-87 Fumihide Sugimoto
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Key practice areas: Corporate governance; capital markets; banking; securitisation & structured finance; compliance

Suzuki Katsumasa_Mori Hamada & Matsumoto-88 Katsumasa Suzuki
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Tel: +81 3 6212 8327
Email: katsumasa.suzuki@mhm-global.com
Key practice areas: Capital markets; inbound investment; litigation; M&A; technology, media and telecommunications
Katsumasa Suzuki has been recognised as a top-tier lawyer in capital markets, M&A and corporate crisis or governmental investigation areas, but recently he has become active in contentious matters as well, particularly those relating to activist shareholders and other capital markets and M&A matters.

He is a lawyer qualified in Japan and New York, and a certified member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan. His thorough knowledge of business, accounting and markets, together with plentiful experience in various kinds of deals and legal matters, enable him to provide uniquely valuable legal and business advice to his clients. His confident, practical client-first style is highly appreciated for its strategic innovation by various clients, such as investment banks, investment funds, and listed companies in TMT and other sectors both in and outside Japan, and by the US, the UK, Chinese and other foreign law firms as well. He has advised on many “deal of the year” and first-ever deals, and he consistently wins challenging cases for his clients. Based on this reputation and experience, he has been selected as a leading lawyer in Japan by major publications including WWL, Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR, Asialaw and Best Lawyers, and ranked as a top 10 outstanding Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyer by the Financial Times in 2016 (as the first-ever lawyer with the honour in Japan).

He publishes various articles relating to capital markets and M&A, which lead new regulations and practice. Recently, he has taken the initiative to introduce SPACs to Japan through frequent discussions with regulators, media and market participants.

Katsumasa has been a member of the Securities Law Committee of the International Bar Association since 2018 (chair of the M&A sub-committee from 2018 to 2019, and chair of public company practice and regulation from 2020 to present). He heads the capital markets practice group at MHM and leads the group with a mission of contributing to the growth of capital markets in Japan and Asia in the best interests of clients.

Takahashi Reiji_Anderson Mori & Tomotsune-89 Reiji Takahashi
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Key practice areas: Banking; structured finance; project finance; asset finance; PPP/PFI/concession

Takaya Chisako_Mori Hamada & Matsumoto-90 Chisako Takaya
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: Labour & employment; litigation; M&A

Tamai Yuko_Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu-91 Yuko Tamai
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Key practice areas: General corporate; corporate governance; M&A; risk & crisis management; compliance

Tanahashi Hajime_Mori Hamada & Matsumoto-92 Hajime Tanahashi
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Key practice areas: M&A; private equity; venture capital; corporate governance; information technology

Tezuka Hiroyuki_Nishimura & Asahi-93 Hiroyuki Tezuka
Nishimura & Asahi
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; corporate & commercial; litigation

Toichi Takashi_TMI Associates-94 Takashi Toichi
TMI Associates
Key practice areas: Corporate governance; inbound investment; joint ventures; M&A; private equity

Tsujii Koichi_Nakamura & Partners-95 Koichi Tsujii
Nakamura & Partners
Key practice areas: IP; international transactions; general corporate

Usami Jun_White & Case-96 Jun Usami
White & Case
Tel: +81 3 6384 3272
Email: jusami@whitecase.com
Key practice areas: Corporate governance; joint ventures; M&A; private equity; venture capital & funds; technology, media and telecommunications
Jun Usami is the executive partner of the Tokyo office of White & Case and also serves as co-head of the Japan corporate/M&A practice. He is widely recognised for his transactional experience spanning public and private M&A, private equity, MBOs, LBOs, strategic alliances and joint ventures. He has a strong track record in cross-border work, from mid-market to large complex deals. He has represented clients in a number of industries, including TMT, healthcare, finance, energy, industrial, automotive and consumer business.

Usami is widely regarded as one of the very top M&A lawyers in the Japanese legal market and listed as a leading lawyer for M&A in Japan in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and The Best Lawyers in Japan. Chambers reports that “the client endorses his excellent legal analytical skillset,” adding that “he provides solution-oriented services and is very client service-focused.”

Voss Matthias_Allen & Overy-97 Matthias Voss
Allen & Overy
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; projects

Yabe Kozo_Yuasa & Hara-98 Kozo Yabe
Yuasa & Hara
Key practice areas: General corporate; cross-border practices; IP

Yoshii Michael_Latham & Watkins-99 Michael Yoshii
Latham & Watkins
Key practice areas: M&A; project development; finance

Yufu Setsuko_Atsumi & Sakai-100 Setsuko Yufu
Atsumi & Sakai
Key practice areas: Competition & antitrust; compliance; corporate governance; trade law

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