Baker McKenzie

Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for Proficient in covering a broad range of real estate work, including developments, financing, M&A and REITs, often advising on cross-border transactions. Assists corporations on the real estate aspects of establishing business operations in Japan. Client roster includes companies from the retail and hospitality sectors, offering them advice on lease agreements, joint ventures and management of commercial properties. Acts for an extensive array of both private and institutional investors.

Strengths"Their level of attention to detail is very satisfying, and they also bring relevant potential issues to our attention," says one client.

Another source notes that the team provides "good client service and solid work."

Work highlights Advised CPI Property on its USD3.3 billion listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange-operated TOKYO PRO-BOND Market 1.

Notable practitioners

According to one client, Seishi Ikeda is "knowledgeable" and provides "good insights." He typically assists clients with real estate acquisitions, disposals, development projects and financing transactions. "He understands our concerns, which are uncommon, and can recommend structures to address these concerns," according to a source.