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Morrison & Foerster LLP

Banking & Finance: Domestic

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What the team is known for

Frequently mandated by Japanese banks on cross-border transactions, including on acquisition finance. Also demonstrates notable strength in banking regulatory work. Advises a stable of big-ticket banks and institutions on domestic matters with its sizeable bengoshi team. Often acts on transactions in the technology, life sciences and energy sectors. Also able to advise clients in the fintech space on issues involving blockchain technology.

Strengths

Commentators talk of their "good experiences with MoFo" and report that the lawyers "did a good job."

Notable practitioners

Akihiro Wani is "very well known" in the market. Interviewees commend his regulatory skill and describe him as "a king in derivatives and regulatory" issues.

Sources see Keiko Yamazaki acting for both lenders and borrowers. They know her as a "very active lawyer for acquisition finance" but also someone who handles LBOs and mezzanine finance.

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Overview

The finance team in Morrison & Foerster’s Tokyo office advises on some of the most complex, challenging and significant financial issues and transactions that clients face today. With approximately 25 attorneys in our finance team in Japan, we have the reach, resources and vision to assist clients with their most important transactions. We have U.S.-qualified attorneys and Japan-qualified Bengoshi who work seamlessly to provide integrated multi-jurisdictional advice on virtually all of the financing needs that our clients may have on Japanese domestic and cross-border matters. Our key areas of practice include acquisition finance, bank regulatory, derivatives transactions, vendor finance, asset-based lending, debt trading, syndicated credits, and workouts & restructurings.

Banking & Finance: Domestic Department

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Shin-Marunouchi Building, 29th Floor

5-1, Marunouchi 1-chome

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

100-6529

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Japan

Banking & Finance: Domestic


Keiko Yamazaki
Band 3

Banking & Finance: Domestic Firms: Financial Services Regulation


Akihiro Wani
Band 1