Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Capital Markets: Domestic Department

Japan
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What the team is known for Market-leading firm handling complex global IPOs on behalf of underwriters and a diverse range of yen-dominated bonds, including samurai and uridashi bonds. Especially active in acting for power companies in bond issuances. Also highly experienced in structured finance and securitisation matters. Very well placed in the market for J-REIT work.

Strengths Referees often comment on the team's "experience and knowledge in the field" as well as the "capable and experienced lawyers who can provide a high quality of service."

A client is impressed by the team's "flexibility and creativity."

Work highlights Acted as Japanese counsel to Harmonic Drive Systems in connection with its global offering of approximately USD400 million treasury and newly issued shares.

Notable practitioners

Harume Nakano is a very experienced practitioner who handles REITs and financial regulation including asset management and investment funds.

Hironori Shibata is "a very active lawyer in the market," confirm sources. He has experience as both issuers' and underwriters' counsel for a range of debt and equity issuances. A client describes him as "a very responsive lawyer who provides us with practical advice."

Minoru Kobayashi has extensive experience and knowledge of handling Japanese REITs as both issuers' and underwriters' counsel for both domestic and global offerings.

Ryu Umezu assists underwriters and issuers with both debt and equity matters, including recent experience handling covered bond issuances and overseas IPOs. He is a well-liked practitioner, and one client remarks: "His advice is outstanding."

Takuo Hirose is highlighted as a "very senior" practitioner. He has an emphasis on private and public securities offerings in addition to M&A transactions and general corporate work.

Yasuyuki Kuroda is a well-established practitioner with expertise across a range of domestic and international securities work. He also advises clients on financial regulations and corporate litigation.