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Asia-Pacific 2022
Japan Banking & Finance: Domestic
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2 Ranked Lawyers

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Banking & Finance: Domestic - Japan
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What the team is known for

Clifford Chance offers unparalleled knowledge in advising major banks, private equity sponsors and corporates on a wide range of financings. Work covers negotiating revolving credit facilities, refinancing and acquisition financing, as well as offering services on syndicated and corporate loans. Offers notable strength in asset finance, and shows particular expertise in aircraft financings. Also called upon regularly by major institutions to advise on a range of regulatory issues. Leverages the support of colleagues in Hong Kong, New York and Singapore to advise on cross-border mandates.

Strengths

A market interviewee applauds Clifford Chance for being "familiar with the practices and requirements of international financial institutions, which makes it easier for us to explain what we want to achieve."

A client remarks: "They are extremely capable, conscientious, detail-oriented and very easy to work with. They are one of the main reasons I have consistently emphasised within my company the value of our relationship with Clifford Chance Tokyo."

Work highlights

Clifford Chance advised JBIC on a facility agreement with Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior in connection with environmental projects in Mexico.

Notable practitioners

Yusuke Abe of Clifford Chance acts across a range of issues, such as aviation and acquisition finance, syndicated lending and corporate finance. An interviewee enthuses: "I think he is a high-quality lawyer who has a high ability to finish his work properly," while another notes that "he is very flexible for clients' demands and staffs matters appropriately."

Akihiko Takamatsu of Clifford Chance demonstrates a heavy focus on aircraft finance. A market respondent comments that "he has a deep knowledge of the aviation industry and is a very reliable person in advancing our business." Another impressed client remarks that "he is the number-one Japanese aircraft lawyer who can also make quick and business-minded judgements regarding logistics."

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Yusuke Abe
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Banking & Finance: Domestic Asset Finance

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Akihiko Takamatsu
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