Mayer Brown will open an office in Tokyo in the first half of 2018 in response to the firm’s growing Japanese client base.
The Tokyo office, anticipated to initially house between five and 10 lawyers, will be led by partner Rupert Burrows, who recently joined Mayer Brown from Ashurst, and is highly regarded in Japan for his experience in projects and energy work, including corporate M&A transactions and finance. Burrows is also fluent in Japanese and practised in Tokyo for the past 20 years.
The new office will focus on projects work, including related M&A and financing. The office team will function as part of an integrated structure with partners from around the firm to leverage on behalf of Japan-based clients the firm’s global strengths in finance, M&A, insurance, mining and infrastructure, intellectual property, international arbitration, disputes and regulatory matters, and private investment funds and real estate.