3 lawyers join Mayer’s Tokyo office


Mayer Brown is pleased to announce that a three-lawyer team has joined the firm’s new office in Tokyo, including Shri Maski and Gordon Palmquist, who join as partners in the firm’s Banking & Finance and Corporate & Securities practices, respectively, and Tomo Adachi, who joins as a senior associate in the firm’s Banking & Finance practice.

Maski and Adachi were previously at Ashurst, while Palmquist rejoins the firm from Shearman and Sterling. Maski has considerable experience in banking and financing transactions, including project financings, while Palmquist focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and private investment funds.

“I am pleased to welcome this impressive group of lawyers to our new office in Japan, which recently began operation,” said Rupert Burrows, the leader of Mayer Brown’s Tokyo office.

“My new colleagues will play a pivotal role in helping to fortify Mayer Brown’s relationships with its Japanese clients by drawing on the firm’s strength in project and other finance, energy and mining, M&A transactions, private investment funds matters, disputes and investigations, and other areas such as intellectual property and regulatory matters.

“Together with our colleagues in Tokyo and around the world, we will be in a strong position to expand the range of service offerings to our Japan-based clients in the US, Latin America, Europe, China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.”

Until 1 August, Mayer Brown will occupy temporary quarters at Otemachi First Square, Otemachi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, and thereafter will have offices at the Marunouchi Kitaguchi building near Tokyo Station.