Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for Market-leading team that can handle a diverse range of transactions, including property acquisitions, financings, and the development of funds focused on real estate. Well known for providing advice to J-REITs, major banks, real estate developers and logistic companies. Additional expertise in handling property portfolios and representing real estate companies in capital market transactions.

Strengths One client reports that the lawyers' "level of services and speedy responses are extremely good."

"They proactively support us," appreciates another source.

Work highlights Advised Sekisui House Reit on its merger with Sekisui House Residential Investment Corporation, via the former's JPY214.8 billion acquisition of the latter.

Notable practitioners

Clients say that Minoru Kobayashi is a "very reasonable and solid lawyer" who "always gives effective and reasonable advice." His transactional expertise in the real estate space spans J-REIT and complex finance transactions on behalf of banks, financial institutions and logistics companies. "He is so experienced that his advice comes not only from a legal perspective, but also from a practical and market custom perspective, which gives us great comfort in making decisions," reports a source.

Tetsuya Itoh is a well-reputed practitioner and has extensive experience in structured real estate transactions. He assists a portfolio of domestic and international clientele with finance and commercial transactions in the real estate space.