Atsumi & Sakai

Banking & Finance: Domestic Department

Japan
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What the team is known for Excellent reputation for assisting domestic banks and financial institutions with complex syndicated loan transactions. Offers further strength on the borrower side and has prowess in shipping finance and in providing advice on security documents. Also possesses experience in cross-border compliance issues and has been active advising start-ups and financial institutions on fintech-related matters.

Strengths The lawyers "always give me careful advice based on their broad knowledge of finance," one client states.

Appreciation is also expressed for the group's proficiency on cross-border matters. The team is found to be "well versed in legal opinions and foreign laws and regulations."

Work highlights Helped Anchor Ship Partners acquire financing from a selection of Japanese banks and financial organisations in order to purchase a cruise ship.

Notable practitioners

Respondents consider
Hiroo Atsumi
"a legend" in Japan's legal market. He is known for his expertise in finance and securitisation, and has impressed clients with his "responsiveness and ability to marshal resources under time pressure."


Yutaka Sakai
's project finance practice has left a positive impression on clients. They comment that "the work is fast" and that his "wide range of knowledge and experience is always useful."