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Seishi Ikeda - Baker McKenzie

Seishi Ikeda

Baker McKenzie

Tel: +81 3 6271 9444
Email: seishi.ikeda@bakermckenzie.com

Practice areas

Banking & finance; capital markets; private equity; venture capital & funds; real estate; securitisation & structured finance


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.

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