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Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Banking & Finance: Domestic

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What the team is known for

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto boasts a premier team known for regularly assisting renowned financial institutions and corporations with a variety of financing transactions, including LBOs, corporate and syndicated loans. Demonstrates expertise in equity and diverse sector experience, includes financing in the power and real estate industries. Well versed in advising on financial regulatory matters. Active on high-end project financing mandates and turnaround finance, and has experience representing financial consortiums. Its key clients include The Japanese Bankers Association, Japan Syndication and Loan-trading Association and MUFG Bank.

Strengths

A market source praises Mori Hamada & Matsumoto's client service, noting: "They always provide advanced, creative and high-quality services in terms of how to build a legal structure."

Another commentator attests that"they can provide extremely quick and accurate advice based on global trends, not only from a legal point of view, but also in relation to the practices of financial institutions. The quality of deliverables based on such broad and deep knowledge is quite high and they have gained great trust from financial institutions and related authorities."

Work highlights

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto assisted JBA and JSLA with post-LIBOR matters, including regulatory issues and the creation of a set of universal guidelines for the Japanese financial markets.

Notable practitioners

Hiroki Aoyama of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto has a stellar reputation in the market for banking and finance transactions, including LBO and syndicated loans mandates. One client considers him someone who "provides creative opinions," while another comments: "He is rich in problem-solving abilities and also able to point out issues."

Masanori Sato heads the Mori Hamada & Matsumoto banking and finance practice group and is widely recognised in the market for his structured finance practice. One impressed client comments on his "huge track record in construction financing" and "good fund knowledge," while another opines: "He provides creative legal services, always considering the development of the business."

Takahiro Kobayashi advises clients on a wide range of banking and financing transactions, with a strong emphasis on project finance. One satisfied client reports: "He always meets my expectations; his skills are perfect."

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Overview

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto’s banking and finance practice group provides comprehensive services to a wide range of clients in a constantly evolving financial transactions scene. We advise leading financial institutions and major investors on the full range of financing transactions. We offer unparalleled expertise to support our clients in Japanese and cross-border transactions, providing the full range of legal services. Areas in which we are regularly active include corporate loans, structured finance, real estate finance, acquisition finance, mezzanine finance, intellectual property finance and derivatives.

In particular, our Banking & Finance team offers innovative advice on cutting-edge transactions and new financing structures. Our large and strong team of lawyers is highly regarded for its experience and ability to find solutions to complex and novel issues. We focus on understanding our clients' business objectives and finding the most efficient and cost-effective ways to meet our clients’ needs.

As a leading player in banking practice in Japan, we are also active in the development of relevant laws and regulations and the establishment of proper market practices. This is achieved through the participation of our lawyers in various committees, councils, forums and societies comprised of regulators, market participants and other relevant parties.

Banking & Finance: Domestic

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

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Location

Marunouchi Park Building

2-6-1 Marunouchi

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

100-8222

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Banking & Finance: Domestic


Hiroki Aoyama
Band 1
Masanori Sato
Band 1
Takahiro Kobayashi
Band 3