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Yutaka Sakai - Atsumi & Sakai

Yutaka Sakai

Atsumi & Sakai

Tel: +813 5501 1055
Email: yutaka.sakai@aplaw.jp

Practice areas

Banking & finance; corporate & commercial; project finance; securitisation & structured finance; shipping


Yutaka Sakai is a senior partner of Atsumi & Sakai and practices in the fields of securitisation, project finance, ship finance, aircraft leasing, syndicated loans, and environmental law. He is regularly recognised as one of Tokyo’s leading banking and finance lawyers and is a frequent speaker at seminars on renewable energy, structured finance and other financial topics. He is registered at Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association and speaks Japanese and English fluently.

Yutaka assists financial corporations and other stakeholders with the structuring of transactions. He has been actively involved in numerous mega solar and other renewable energy projects across Japan, and cross-border financial transactions such as ship finance and syndicated loans, etc., advising clients on legal aspects of projects and documentation. He has been named as a leading lawyer for banking and finance, projects and energy, and shipping by publications including Chambers, IFLR 1000, the Legal 500, and Asia Law Profiles. He was also listed as a “best lawyer” in the asset finance law section of the Best Lawyers in Japan 2020.

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