Banking & Finance: Domestic

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What the team is known for

Highly trusted adviser to a wide range of domestic and international financial institutions. Acknowledged for its experience in acquisition financing and active in private equity financings. Has a very strong track record in handling regulatory matters and bilateral loans for government-backed organisations. Client base spans a range of lenders, borrowers and sponsors.


The department's advice is "timely, precise and detailed," according to clients.

Reference is also made to the team's "good network" and international capabilities.

Work highlights

Provided counsel to a syndicate of international banks and securities companies in relation to a high-value loan to Hinode 1 GK.

Notable practitioners

John Maxwell is the key contact.

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We continue to be at the forefront of the market, advising the lenders, arrangers and corporates on both private equity-related deals and corporate acquisition deals. We have built a strong relationship not only with the global investment banks but also with all of the Japanese megabanks, who are engaged in lending to acquirers on both outbound and inbound M&A transactions.

We are a truly integrated joint law banking team, supported by the local expertise of our teams throughout Asia, Europe, New York and around the world. Clients appreciate our extensive international network which enables us to advise on the most complex cross-border transactions.

Banking & Finance: Domestic Department


Department location

Meiji Yasuda Building 10F

1-1 Marunouchi 2-chome






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